In happier days, CP 2317 leads the Scranton Limited through the yard at Steamtown. Now the 2317 sits cold, her flue time expired and her operational future uncertain.
1953? Or 2013? In any event, how often to you see a genuine EMD F-7(B) unit being repaired any where? This is one of the amazing things you can see in one of the worlds greatest rail preservation ... (more)
Here you see a fire's eye view of a Lima pacific's firebox crown sheet. This firebox happens to belong to Boston & Maine's No. 3713. That is the fire door on the left and a partial thermic syphon ... (more)
Spang, Chalfont & Company 0-6-0 #8
Built by Baldwin in 1923, this engine switched incoming loads of iron ore and hauled finished tubing, pipe and steel plate to connections with the B&O and PR... (more)
Welcome RP class of '13 - make room for another database guest: Spang, Chalfont & Company #8
Built by Baldwin in 1923, this engine switched incoming loads of iron ore and hauled finished tubing,... (more)
Awaiting the next call to service.
The Anthracite Railroads Historical Society's 1948 F3(A) sits in the roundhouse at Steamtown. Former BAR, to CNJ and now in DLW livery - that's one long ill... (more)
A CNJ "B" unit finds itself in a DL&W shop awaiting repairs in Scranton, PA. In actuality, it's Anthracite Railroad Historical Society's former B&M F7(B) undergoing restoration. When finished th... (more)
Illinois Central Paducah Shops; circa 1942
Or, wait, no, actually, it's Steamtown featuring IC #790 under cosmetic restoration in 2011. I was reminded I had taken this shot after seeing ... (more)
The restoration of Steamtown's Baldwin Locomotive Works 0-6-0 #26 nears completion after a frame up restoration began over a decade
ago. The engine was previously owned by Jerry Jacobson of the ... (more)
CN #3254 storms the curve just ahead of the Lehigh Road crossing as the fireman peers out for traffic while en route to Tobyhanna.
Great Western 90 gets water as the local mechanics discuss local sports.
After completing a run to Moscow, 3254 fills the roundhouse with steam, blowing down before a boiler wash. In 2013, 3254 will not be doing this, joining others in need of TLC.
That rainbow stands for something here. Sometimes fate has a way of working in your favor, even if you don't know it. A scrubbed trip elsewhere led me to Scranton at the last minute, and a chanc... (more)