RailPictures.Net Photo: USATC 89 United States Army Transportation Corps Steam 2-6-0 at Ronks, Pennsylvania by Mitch Goldman
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United States Army Transportation Corps (more..)
Steam 2-6-0 (more..)
Strasburg Rail Road (more..)
Ronks, Pennsylvania, USA (more..)
May 26, 2018
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United States Army Transportation Corps 2-6-0 No. 89, former Canadian National, poses in the yard at the Strasburg Rail Road.

In actually this is Strasburg Rail Road's 1910 built former Canadian National Mogul. With a nod to the holiday weekend, Lerro Productions joined "forces" with the Strasburg Rail Road to run a special Memorial Day weekend excursion called the "Red Ball Express". It was rather quickly put together as a fundraiser to rebuild a barn that had been destroyed by fire at Verdant View Farm, one of the railroad's neighbors $11,000 plus, has since been raised. The USATC was created during the War in March of 1942 and was responsible, among other things, for moving soldiers from their training bases to the front and managing the ports of embarkation and debarkation in between. Their roster of locomotives comprised primarily of built to order 2-8-0's and 0-6-0T's, though they did purchase some used locomotives as needed, especially narrow gauge locomotives for use in Alaska. The event was meant to depict a wartime scene, though not an actual USATC locomotive.

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