RBMN 3051 pears out from the trees and is about to cross the Route 309 overpass in McAdoo.
After clearing a walking speed slow order, the West Hazelton fast freight stops to allow the conductor to walk back up to the head end. The trailing locomotive is one of the four SD50-2 locomotiv... (more)
Reading & Northern's North Reading Fast Freight drops its unusually long train at Packerton with a clean SD40-2 ready to lead the turn back 60 miles to Outer Station terminal.
The Reading and Northern Hazelton job heads back towards the Humboldt Industrial Park with a cut of cars from the NS Hazelton yard. The power on December 27th was two recently repainted SD40-2s.
After setting off its Reading-bound empties at Tamaqua, reshly-painted ex-MKT SD40-2 3051 leads two other EMDs and freight for Port Clinton into the sunset at Zehners.
A Strange Turn of EventsNormally, there's no freight traffic on the Minersville branch on a Saturday, but due to some extraneous circumstances (a minor derailment, I heard) near Tre... (more)
3051 blast through the snow tonight as it takes the Reading turn, R&N QARG southward towards Reading, Pa
Reading and Northern's "Jeddo Job" rolls over the saw-tooth profile of the C&H Running Track enroute to Tamaqua. The JEQA-13 has Reading and Northern SD40-2's #3051 and #3057 along with SD50M #504... (more)
PILE-10 heads south through a colorful Lehigh Gorge on NS trackage. Unfortunately, this train no longer runs through the Gorge in daylight.
Three SD40-2s lug a long Reading Turn south at Miller's Crossing. Today's QARG already had 56 cars and would pick up 38 more at Port Clinton.
R&N train QA-RG (Tamaqua to Reading) is on their way down to the interchange with NS at Reading Yard.
R&N train QA-RG (Tamaqua to Reading) has made a set off, and are ready to go the last mile into NS Reading Yard, while NS power pumps up the air on a unit coal train for Quebec Iron & Titanium.
The Mountain Job cresting the 2.6% grade in Locust Summit. View more of my photos at http://mst145.rrpicturearchives.net
The returning Mountain Job sits in Tamaqua before resuming its trip to Port Clinton. The train had SD40-2's 3051 and 3055 and SD50 5049 pulling thirteen loads of coal. The extra power was needed b... (more)