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.
The engineer keeps a watchful eye on the approaching crossing and station as he brings the noon excursion back into New Hope
NHIR #40 crosses the third of five bridges on the line to Lahaska.
Twin beams of light help guide #7087, crew and passengers towards the town of New Hope one Winter evening.
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)
#40 is high-tailing it through the most popular photo spot on the line with the 12:30 excursion.
Ready and waiting for the big Holiday crowd!
The cold weather means lots of steam as the engineer looks over the running gear of #40 between afternoon excursions.
That's an open fire but there are no chestnuts roasting. No. 40 drops her fire into the ash pit after a hard days work. I've always wanted this shot and thought I'd have to wait for a charter bu... (more)
Don't tell Rudolph, but I know for a fact that Santa took this train tonight. Merry Christmas!
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)
"On through the night!"
A Baldwin and a GE get tucked in prior to their next day's assignment. An EMD sits outside. It's been a busy, busy Holiday season at the New Hope and Ivyland Railroad.