Reading & Northern 425 reverses towards its consist in a cloud of steam on a beautiful September morning.
Reading & Northern 425 releases steam before reversing to prepare for the second day of Labor Day Weekend excursions for the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway.
The NB NRFF with a former NS Admiral Cab SD40-2 along with 5018 trailing, pulls upgrade through the searchlight signals at East Mahanoy Jct.
"Snoot at Penobscot"
Pushing into Taylor yard are a pair of MP15DCs and two SW8s.
Jim Thorpe is a bustling tourist town nestled within the scenic mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania. A railroad, the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, with an accompanying steam locomotive completes... (more)
Reading & Northern 425 'wakes up' for the morning, as the locomotive hostler finishes his overnight shift, starting to stoke the fire for the day's excursions.
"Before the Storm" One of the loudest, if not, the loudest, steam locomotive in the United States, R&N 425, simmers quietly in Jim Thorpe. She builds pressure shortly before coupling up ... (more)
Reading & Northern's 4-6-2 No. 425 and its consist arrive in the historic town of Jim Thorpe, PA as part of round trip Fall foliage excursion from Port Clinton, PA and return. This overview of th... (more)
"The Beer Run"
Two miles up the mountain between Tamaqua and Haucks, NRFF is already well below track speed as gravity fights the 12,000 horsepower that the railroad has thrown at this 7100-ton train.
With 52 loads and 7100 tons in tow, NRFF's four second-generation EMDs notch out as its last car has entered the Main Line at Tuckerton. Even with 12,000 horsepower on the head end, this train wil... (more)
"Fast Freight Gas Stop"
After the first winter storm of the season dumped several inches of show across Pennsylvania, the Delano Job's two SD38s thaw in the morning sunshine at MY.
While waiting for QAJT to finish shifting Reynolds in Hometown, JTPN sits on Hometown Hill surrounded by colorful foliage.