This ex-Lehigh Valley C420 is teamed up with an ex-Pennsy C425 on the Erie-Lackawanna Dining Car Preservation Society's Santa Claus Special, ready to return to Scranton. No. 405 was built in Nove... (more)
The pacing videographer ought to have gotten himself some good footage here along Lowland Road, as the 425's engineer eases off the throttle on the last train of the day.
Laboring here in a relentless drizzle is about the biggest 0-6-0 that anyone could ever build, dwarfing the pacing pickup truck along Railroad Street.
The impressive CNJ 0-6-0 No. 113, panned crossing Beckville Road. The "6S46" on the side of the cab signifies its railroad classification- "6-wheeled Switcher, 46,000 pounds tracti... (more)
The "Clinchfield 676" (UP 3985) at its stop in St. Paul for the 50th Santa Claus Train in 1992. No steam in 2018 for the 76th edition, but country stars Maddie & Tae will be aboard to he... (more)
An unlikely doubleheader of a 4-6-2 leading an 0-6-0 is plying the snowy rails along the West Branch of the Schuylkill. I wonder if the late H. Stafford Bryant (author of "The Georgian Locom... (more)
The CNJ 113 is all dressed up to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the first recorded use of anthracite coal in 1768; note the red "250" diamond-shaped number plate. It's charging pa... (more)
The CNJ 113 is dressed up to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the first recorded use of anthracite coal in 1768; note the red "250" diamond-shaped number plate and sign above the pil... (more)
The "Clinchfield 676" ends the 50th run of the Santa Claus Special just short of Cherokee St. crossing. Here's a shot in between local citizens taking turns posing by the pilot, including a view ... (more)
The 50th Anniversary Santa Claus Special nears the end of its run, with local citizens on the ground waiting for the train staff and Santa to heave gifts off the back platform of the business car ... (more)
The "Clinchfield 676" (UP 3985) slowly drifts across the great bridge at the confluence of Copper Creek and the Clinch River. The high bridge was built by the Millard-Quigg Construction ... (more)
The "Clinchfield 676" (UP 3985) is crossing VA Route 63-83 on the McClure River bridge, just south of Clinchco. The same "beer off premises" sign and "Clinchfield Railroa... (more)
The "Clinchfield 676," showing its articulation, approaches Boody, as the local citizens gather under a light rain to see Santa. Two days before, on its deadhead move, the big engine ha... (more)
The "Clinchfield 676" (UP 3985) is silhouetted against a leaden sky 25 years ago, in similar weather conditions experienced by chasers of the recent 75th anniversary Santa Claus Special.... (more)
The "Clinchfield 676" (UP 3985) is leading the 50th anniversary edition of the Santa Claus Special southbound toward Kingsport, Tennessee on a dreary Saturday morning 25 years ago. The ... (more)