CNJ 113 pulls the Santa Train near Schuykill Pa
The Jersey Central's massive 0-6-0 No. 113 is getting ready for a day of hauling Santa Claus Specials in this November 2019 photo. The 1923-built Alco can exert 46,000 pounds of tractive effort.
In 40 years of chasing steam trains, this had to be one of the most impressive smoke plumes that I had ever witnessed- the CNJ 0-6-0 No. 113 in a steady drizzle, working upgrade along the West Bra... (more)
113's crew prepping it for the day's trips.
CNJ 113 reversing its consist on the second of three trips for the day.
CNJ #113 races towards Minersville, PA on the evening of November 30, 2019 on the welded track outside of Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania.
"A Minersville Traffic Jam": CNJ #113 volunteer Brian Wowak monitors the railroad activities at Sunbury St. as the anthracite burning 0-6-0 is hooked up to her train prior to departing s... (more)
"Lines": CNJ #113 surrounded by heavy jointed rail stomped through Cressona Yard on November 30, 2019 hauling a Reading & Northern Santa Claus Special.
"A Need for Speed": Central Railroad of New Jersey 0-6-0 #113 put all 185 psi in her boiler to the test on November 30, 2019 as she raced north to Minersville, Pennsylvania hauling passe... (more)
"Rock Cut": CNJ #113's exhaust echoed off the rock walls just south of Minersville, Pennsylvania on November 30, 2019 as she headed home hauling Reading & Northern's Santa Special.
CNJ #113 volunteer Tyler Fenderson worked on refilling the oil cups for the air compressor on November 30, 2019.
"Bodyguards": CNJ #113 volunteers and a Reading & Northern employee escorted the 0-6-0 towards the railroad crossing on Sunbury Street in Minersville, PA as she arrived with Santa on Nov... (more)
"Now arriving on Track 1": CNJ #113 pulled into Minersville station in Minersville, PA on November 30, 2019 hauling passengers for the R&N's Santa Claus specials...
"Steam Dreams": CNJ #113 backed out of her home in Minersville, Pennsylvania on November 30, 2019 as she prepped for another year of hauling the Reading & Northern's Santa Claus Specials... (more)
An anthracite Christmas in Minersville, Pennsylvania...