The coordinator of the Bel-Del photo charters, Pete Lerro, poses for a quick shot at the end of the November 4 charter, just before 142 left to have her fire dropped for the season..
Heavy rains during the week left behind this puddle, where the photo line set up for an improptu reflection shot.
Susquehanna #142 storms along the Delaware River on the second of six runbys at this location.
Susquehanna #142 rolls along the Delaware River on the ex-PRR Bel-Del Line into the setting sun. I'm actually glad we missed this patch while brush cutting the day before!
Members of the Bel-Del crew walk along the right of way to set up for the next runby as #142 reverses into position. At the far right is Pete Lerro, who was responsible for putting together the gr... (more)
After hearing the distant but recognizable whistle of an approaching steam train, a young child scrambles down the hill and peeks through the trees. This is the view of the southbound Bel-Del extr... (more)
With the Lehigh Valley main overhead, the crew of this Susquehanna freight finishes up their switching before calling it a night. Thanks to the crew for posing and Pete Lerro for putting it all to... (more)
Even in the mid 1950s, they had rush hour, as seen here on River Road just north of Carpentersville as a 2-8-2 blasts by with a mixed freight.
There are more shots to be had than what is lit by Lumedyne flashes. As the staged scene is being set up, car headlights silhouette #142 and a few "shadowy figures." Another shot I had to attempt ... (more)
Not many things in this world can literally shake the ground, but she did! #142 puts on a great show leaving two cars trying to pace in the shadows. What a rush!
Susquehanna #142 makes it's way over the grade crossing as this 1953 Packard stands idle. I'll leave this one to your imagination!
The Roaring 20's! A southbound extra pulls into the Carpentersville station on the PRR Bel-Del Line to drop off passengers. Photo taken sometime in the early 20th century or 2006..
An effect you just can't get by shooting with the sun at your back or with a diesel; #142 brings the mix train to a stop after an impressive runby under the interstate bridge.
"SY 'Mikado' Class 142 and its Crew, Lehigh Junction, Phillipsburg,New Jersey" A recreation of O. Winston Link's 1956 shot: "S1A 'Switcher' Class 261 and its Crew, Shaffers Crossing,... (more)
Even before the first runby of the day #142 puts on a show while putting the train together in P-burg. The cold nights during the week helped change the leaves from green to orange and yellow in j... (more)