RailPictures.Net Photo: RBMN 425 Reading & Northern Steam 4-6-2 at Glen Onoko, Pennsylvania by Kevin Madore
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Reading & Northern (more..)
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Lehigh Gorge (MM 125.2) (more..)
Glen Onoko, Pennsylvania, USA (more..)
February 15, 2016
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RBMN 425 (more..)
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Dashing through the snow. At track speed, a Reading & Northern express passenger train races south toward Glen Onoko, through a snow storm in the Lehigh River Gorge.

Photographer's Note: The combination of this location, the low cloud deck and this particular locomotive combined to produce a set of sounds like I've never heard from a steam engine before. At track speed of approximately 40 mph, the stack beats are very close together. In combination with the echoes off the canyon walls, the result is not a chugging sound, but a steady, LOUD roar. About the only thing I could compare it to would be the din of half a dozen KC-135A models, executing MITO takeoffs with water injection....back in the old SAC days. She might be referred to as a "Light Pacific", but the Reading & Northern 425 is without a doubt, the loudest steam engine I have ever seen in-person.

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