Who knew that EMD built 0-4-4-0s? That's what the "builders plate" on ex-Reading FP7 #903 says, anyway.
What I did on my Summer vacation, redux: Early morning at Steamtown, C420 and C424 haven't been started up yet.
903 and sister 902 sit on the display track beside the entrance driveway at Steamtown.
1/2 half of this locomotive is a pretty darn powerful locomotive. Soon 4012's sister is to come alive, for the first time since 1959.
This is the brand new looking tender for Steamtown's 0-6-0 No. 26. It had been on blocks and the shop crew flew it today back onto it's trucks.
The end of the day for GVT's ALCOs.
Built by Montreal Locomotive Works in 1914, this Baltic, 4-6-4 tank steam locomotive will see its' 100th year in September. 47 is one of three such steamers and the only one in the United States.... (more)
My first NKP Heritage unit, 6 years before NS released their version.
Two immaculate "Lackawanna" F-3's coupled elephant style were the reward to a visit to Steamtown. They will be used to pull Steamtown's long excursions. Unfortunately, I ran out of Kodachrome and ... (more)
You never know what you will find on the shop garden tracks at Steamtown. Today there are two immaculate "Lackawanna" F-3's, and coupled elephant style no less. Built by EMD for the Bangor & Aroos... (more)
The Philadelphia Pennsylvania firm, the Baldwin Locomotive Works, built it's last locomotive by 1956. While we will never be able to stand in BLW's erecting halls, we can gaze upon this scene o... (more)
Lehigh Valley C424 414 basks in the Labor Day sun
During Steamtown's 2013 Railfest, Delaware Lackawanna had their own Lehigh Valley "heritage" unit on display. 414 is one of 12 C420s Lehigh Valley purchased new from Alco in 1964.
CNJ 1554 backs out of Steamtown with the Scranton Limited, past another Alco RS-3, Reading 467.
Some of the equipment on display during Steamtown's Railfest included 1903 built IC 2-8-0 790 and North Shore Railroad's caboose and SW1500 in the background.