An eastbound manifest train passes thru the western suburbs of the Twin Cities.
No. 3028 Former Nacionales de México, 4-8-4 Built in 1946 by ALCO (C/N 74383). Stored, leased by NHRR in 1997, has never run on the NHRR, both tender and engine currently connected and stored on d... (more)
New Hope & Ivyland No. 40 steams past an 1800s era home just outside the tourist town of New Hope during a snowstorm on a cold afternoon in December. One can easily imagine Reading steam locomotiv... (more)
Q407 accelerates south along the former ACL "A-Line" south of Florence with a trio of standard cab units, a rarity in 2016 along this route.
Beats living in the city next to the El, eh? New Hope's 2-8-0 #40 storms up the grade to Hood having just crossed the Perils of Pauline trestle.
In the setting sun, engineer Casey (yes Casey) brings No.40 up for a coupling with his train to go back to New Hope.
Steam, snow, and steel
The crew takes a few minutes to chat between runs at the New Hope depot
Born just down the Delaware River in Philly some 85 years ago, #40 still brings home the bacon on a daily basis.