A special train for the Lansdale, Pa Founders Day celebration is on its way to be used for three public excursions out of Lansdale.
On a cold night, the local mixed train ambles down the branchline, the warm glow from the lone coach visible in the distance. In reality, New Hope & Ivyland 2-8-0 40 is posed just north of Lahaska... (more)
On their way to see Santa. In the last few minutes of sunlight two days before Christmas, New Hope & Ivyland 40 slows as it approaches the North Pole (aka Lahaska). The train used to pick u... (more)
The only good thing about having clouds during a photo charter is, if you get sun at some point, you can get great storm light shots, like this photo of New Hope & Ivyland's 40 on a mixed train du... (more)
Lancaster & Chester 2-8-0 #40 pulls the photo freight through Lahaska with Spring in full bloom.
At first glance it looks like #40 is pulling the train and the smoke can be seen in the background. Actually, the smoke in the background is actaully the lead C30-7 and GP30 "doing a little house ... (more)
The whole 12-car mixed freight can be seen here in the last minutes of sunlight. Note that the diesels on the other end are producing more exhaust than the steam locomotive.
With NHIR 7097 and 2198 on the front and NHIR 40 on the rear of the combined passenger and mixed freight, the consist passes through the normal 'end of the line', Lahaska.
What appears to be a Union Pacific GE actually belongs to the New Hope and Ivyland RR.