This must be the time and the place.
Wheels in motion! Pan shot. bw
New Hope & Ivyland 2-8-0 No. 40 powers a Santa Claus Special at Lahaska PA.
Spring Switch. bw
There's that camera shy fireman again as 40 approaches the crossing at Holicong Rd, now with Santa and Mrs. Claus on board getting all the children's last minute gift requests squared away.
As an airplane leaves a vapor trail above, #40 arrives at Lahaska to pick up Santa and Mrs. Claus. The rear-end power for the day is the NH&I GP30 2198.
A pan shot of #40 pulling the last runby at Lahaska, the second stop of many during the day. The photo freight is approaching the Street Road crossing and also the Lahaska station, the terminus of... (more)
Lancaster & Chester 2-8-0 #40 pulls the photo freight through Lahaska with Spring in full bloom.
At first glance it looks like #40 is pulling the train and the smoke can be seen in the background. Actually, the smoke in the background is actaully the lead C30-7 and GP30 "doing a little house ... (more)
The whole 12-car mixed freight can be seen here in the last minutes of sunlight. Note that the diesels on the other end are producing more exhaust than the steam locomotive.
With NHIR 7097 and 2198 on the front and NHIR 40 on the rear of the combined passenger and mixed freight, the consist passes through the normal 'end of the line', Lahaska.
NHRR 40 leads a mixed passenger/freight consist toward Lahaska station.