A rainy summer evening in Scranton finds a hostler spotting his charge on the turntable for a spin. The humid air and spotty rain make for a moody, but (very) wet ambiance. This photo was part o... (more)
Soaked and SteamyOn a wet late summer night, a hostler conductor for the Grand Trunk signals his engine to a stop for a spin on the table. Other engines wait their turn in the backg... (more)
Grand Trunk Western 4-8-2 No. 6039 shares the former Lackawanna roundhouse in Scranton with Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 No. 759.
"Moving Around Steamtown"
Former Grand Trunk Western Mountain (4-8-2) repainted, just in time for next week's Railfest.
I bet you have never seen a full size steam locomotive getting a new coat of paint. (OK, I never have.) Here black is being applied to 6039 at the end of it's asbestos project at Steamtown by boil... (more)
This is Grand Trunk Western 4-8-2 No. 6039's restored backhead which is one result of Steamtown's multi locomotive asbestos abatement project. The piping and jacketing were removed so the underly... (more)
GTW 6039 looks almost in her prime even though it has been years since she has moved under her own power. Not one of the most photographed engines in the Steamtown collection, the 6039 looked fine... (more)
GTW #6039. With asbestos abatement at hand, the crew at Steamtown decided to fire up the old gal and let her move on her own power first onto the turntable behind her and then into the back shop ... (more)
Greeting visitors as they arrive at Steamtown...
Built in June 1925, GTW was leased to the Central Vermont Railway in the 1950's and was last steam locomotive in common carrier service in Vermont. She is one of fourteen surviving 'Mountain' type... (more)
Grand Truck Western 6039 looking a bit worse for wear at Steamtown.