While the New St. Nick Extra is loaded on the New Side pad at Reading Anthracite, five rusty hoppers sit on the Old Side next to the lab that tests samples from each car for various qualities.
RBMN SD50 5014 and SD38 2000 power an "indexer" (mine run) at Reading Anthracite's New St. Nick facility in Minersville. A stockpile builds on the Old Side to the left of the engine whil... (more)
The Jersey Central's massive 0-6-0 No. 113 is getting ready for a day of hauling Santa Claus Specials in this November 2019 photo. The 1923-built Alco can exert 46,000 pounds of tractive effort.
113's crew prepping it for the day's trips.
CNJ 113 reversing its consist on the second of three trips for the day.
CNJ 113 comes out on a couple occasions yearly. Here the crew prepares to back the engine and its train through minersville, past the towns station
"A Minersville Traffic Jam": CNJ #113 volunteer Brian Wowak monitors the railroad activities at Sunbury St. as the anthracite burning 0-6-0 is hooked up to her train prior to departing s... (more)
CNJ #113 volunteer Tyler Fenderson worked on refilling the oil cups for the air compressor on November 30, 2019.
"Bodyguards": CNJ #113 volunteers and a Reading & Northern employee escorted the 0-6-0 towards the railroad crossing on Sunbury Street in Minersville, PA as she arrived with Santa on Nov... (more)
"Now arriving on Track 1": CNJ #113 pulled into Minersville station in Minersville, PA on November 30, 2019 hauling passengers for the R&N's Santa Claus specials...
"Steam Dreams": CNJ #113 backed out of her home in Minersville, Pennsylvania on November 30, 2019 as she prepped for another year of hauling the Reading & Northern's Santa Claus Specials... (more)
An anthracite Christmas in Minersville, Pennsylvania...
"Figures in the Fog": CNJ #113 warmed up her cylinders on the morning of November 30, 2019 outside of Minersville station in Minersville, Pennsylvania.
"Every last drop counts...": CNJ #113 Volunteer Christopher Hohman oiled various lubrication points on the running gear of the anthracite burning 0-6-0 outside of Minersville, Pennsylvan... (more)
Jake Pothering walked the tight rope to check a few odds and ends on CNJ #113 prior to a day of Santa Claus Specials on November 30, 2019.