A sprinkling of fall color on a nice afternoon can be seen in the former CNJ yard at Jim Thorpe, PA as R&N #425 heads back to the station to couple up to her train for the return trip back to Port... (more)
All hands on deck! R&N #425's crew is busy getting the former GM&O pacific ready for the afternoon run back to Port Clinton and the Outer Station in Reading, PA.
The first annual Reading and Northern Autumn Leaf excursion arrives at Jim Thorpe, PA, with Pacific 425 and SD40-2 3052 lead the way towards the station, which lies just around the corner.
A PRR cabin car sits patiently in the background as the Hogger watches for signals from his brakeman while making switching movements in the east end of the CNJ yard at Jim Thorpe.
Departing Jim Thorpe with cylinder cocks wide open, 425 surrounds itself with exhaust while giving the nearby cars a pressurized steam cleaning.
The master and the apprentice: Engineer Chris Bost, a veteran of the Reading & Northern steam team for over 30 years, speaks with Tim Haefner about the ins and outs of former GM&O #425. Passing on... (more)
Man and his Machine: Engineer Shane Frederickson in a backlit morning scene monitors the steam gauge as he prepares to unleash 210 lbs of steam on the Lehigh Gorge State Park.
R&N #425 takes a spin on the turntable.
Last Train Out! The R&N 425's last appearance on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway concluded with the 3PM train charging through the Jim Thorpe Yard.
With not even so much as an inch to spare, the crew confirms #425 is centered on the old CNJ turntable and prepares her for a spin using a CAT front end loader and chain.
#425 takes a spin on the turn table in Jim Thorpe. This is the first time in a while that anything, let a lone a steam locomotive has been turned here - even if they do have to use a backhoe to mo... (more)