A roster view of two Reading & Northern GP38-2s parked at North Reading Junction on a quiet afternoon. Both were rebuilt from former Southern Railway high-nose GP38-2s.
All is quiet at Reading & Northern's North Reading Junction. The classic "retro" switch targets and Reading-style blue and white signage that R&N uses are a nice touch.
The final Iron Horse Ramble of the 2022 season has just departed Port Clinton and approaches the Rte 61 bridge at Molino.
Reading & Northern 2102 puts on quite the smoke show as it thunders uphill at Nesquehoning.
NESQUEHONING THUNDER!!!! A sight and sound that needs to be experienced in person to truly be appreciated, former Reading T-1 #2102 tears apart the town of Nesquehoning, PA on its way back to Read... (more)
The ground shakes and the air fills with the sound of thunder as RBMN T1 #2102 and Pacific #425 makes a run for Hometown Hill on August 13, 2022 at mile marker 110.
Having crested the grade heading North to Jim Thorpe, OSJT (Outer Station-Jim Thorpe) passes the photo line at CP Haucks on August 13, 2022.
2102 and 425 headed South to Port Clinton, and put on a heck of a whistle show at Millers Crossing descending the grade.
The Reading and Northern F units lead the gorge train across the Lehigh River.
Proud Pair: When I made plans and reservations to attend the second-to-last "Ramble" of the year, the intention was to catch freshly-restored 2102 in action. I've always been a fan of class... (more)
The 2102 thunders upgrade through nesquehoning on the return trip to Reading.
The 2102 leads the 425 through Jim Thorpe Junction as they spin the train for the return trip to Reading.
The 2102 approaches the Church Road crossing in Hometown.
2102 and 425 lead the third ramble back towards Port Clinton past the photo line at Miller's Crossing in perfect afternoon sun.
Reading and Northern Fast Freight SD50-2s 5018 and 5019 bring the third of the Rambles into Outer Station.