Rain isn't always a bad thing if one is prepared for it... In fact, it made for some rather dramatic shots at Glen Onoko. 425 never fails to put on one of the best shows in main line steam railr... (more)
Blasting through the rock cut at Glen Onoko Falls, the pride of the Reading & Northern steam fleet leads seven coaches and a converted gondola on a 70-minute excursion. Operating over the main li... (more)
Rainy Day Mood- Every time I go to Glen Onoko, it rains... On the last trip, my old Rebel couldn't handle the moisture and the screen shorted, so I missed this shot. Armed with a plastic ... (more)
Regular SEPTA R6 commuters are awed by the 425 bringing in a load of shoppers from South Hamburg on a Friday-after-Thanksgiving excursion. Note the Blue Mountain & Reading's RDC cars being used a... (more)
The engineer has a sharp eye on the track as he approaches the Hughes Street crossing in downtown New Ringgold. No. 9166 was built by Budd in February, 1958 for the Boston & Maine.
A scene that's been repeated thousands of times at this very location, albeit with different equipment, was replayed once more today. An export unit coal train is being assembled at St. Nicholas (... (more)
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)
In the blink of an eye, R&N #425 races across the bridge at Glen Onoko falls carrying eager passengers towards Old Penn Haven during July 4th weekend festivities. This bridge is shared between the... (more)
Blast off in 3...2...1... R&N #425 has the highball and with 210 pounds of steam quickly accelerates up through the Lehigh Gorge State Park putting on a show for railfans and passengers alike.
The master and the apprentice: Engineer Chris Bost, a veteran of the Reading & Northern steam team for over 30 years, speaks with Tim Haefner about the ins and outs of former GM&O #425. Passing on... (more)
R&N #425, with her throttle to the roof and the nation's colors waving in the wind, makes the grade at Glen Onoko with a train full of railfans for Memorial Day weekend 2017.
Reading & Northern freight southbound through Zehners.
Railfans board R&N's RDC pair at Tamaqua after a brief station stop before returning to Port Clinton, PA.
Reading & Northern's blue SD50 takes a break from the Lehigh Gorge Scenic to lend a hand with a freight through Nesquehoning, PA.
The Reading & Northern logo as featured on its RDC's (Rail Diesel Cars) - No. 9166, here, in acknowledgment of its origins in 1983 primarily as an Anthracite Coal Hauling Short Line Railroad. Tod... (more)