Reading & Northern 425 couples up to its train as life goes on in the town of Jim Thorpe and as RBMN 5018 rests on a siding.
Reading and Northern 425 crosses the Lehigh River as it pulls its train into the Lehigh Gorge. Rafters below in the river take advantage of great river conditions and sunny skies on a picture perf... (more)
Reading & Northern #425 and EMD SD-50 #5018 pose side by side in front of the "witch's hat" of the Jim Thorpe Train Station. 5018 was acquired in 2019, and was repainted just before this... (more)
Reading & Northern's 4-6-2 425 soars over the Lehigh River just outside of Jim Thorpe on its way to Old Penn Haven with the "Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway" tourist train.
Reading & Northern 425 slowly pulls forward out of Jim Thorpe as it heads to the coaling dock near the turntable at the far end of the yard.
The crowds at Jim Thorpe Station eagerly await Reading & Northern 425 as it runs around its train, gracefully passing the canopy of the platform. The crew is setting up for another run into the Le... (more)
Reading & Northern 425 backs up to its train with its cylinders open to clear debris that has accumulated overnight to prepare for the day's excursions.
A second opportunity of mine to create a "like father, like son" photo op. This time with a scale model of the Reading and Northern Pacific Class locomotive.
Reading and Northern 425 on its first of 4 Gorge excursions for the day. The locomotive is running for the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railroad, out of Jim Thorpe, Pa. Here its seen passing through Glen ... (more)
Just before the sun peeks through the trees above the surrounding mountains, Reading & Northern 425 does some switching moves, blasting steam out of her cylinders
Reading & Northern 425 opens up its cylinders to clear debris that has accumulated overnight to prepare for the day's excursions
RBMN does the return trip tender first creating a nice over/under scene.
This shot is of RBMN 425 as it champs the grade at the River Trestle. Wading my way through the currents was a nice way to cool off for the day.
Getting set to move onto the turntable, 425 clears its' cylinders of water and steam.
Starting the day, 425 gets a tow to the turntable from 1546.