Passing through very late autumn colors, Anthracite Railway’s former Amtrak SW1 has an excursion train at Powder Valley, Pennsylvania.
November has arrived, and some fall foliage remains in Eastern Pennsylvania. Here Anthracite Railway SW1 735 rolls past a tree that hasn’t shed its leaves.
One of the Anthracite Railway’s 1986 excursions on the former Reading Perkiomen branch approaches Palm, Pennsylvania at a location known as County Line.
A trainload of satisfied passengers heads to their cars while the Anthracite Railway’s SW1 runs around its train.
The 1986 edition of the Anthracite Railway’s Pennsburg – Dillingersville Tunnel excursion featured on of the road’s ex-Amtrak SW1’s for power. The train is seen here arriving at Pennsburg.
Excursions on the former Reading Perkiomen Branch between Emmaus and Pennsburg, Pennsylvania have been operated by three different railroads since the line was spun off by Conrail in the 1980’s. T... (more)
As a locomotive on the roster of the nation's passenger railroad, I'm sure that this SW1 never pulled revenue passengers. Here, it has run around its train at Dillinger, and is hauling a half-doze... (more)
The Reading's Perkiomen Branch, which diverted from the main line at Perkiomen Junction, near Valley Forge, rejoined the East Penn branch at Emmaus Junction, providing a short cut between Philadel... (more)
Anthracite Railway operated several excursions while it was the operator of the northern portion of the ex-Reading Perkiomen branch. Here is one of those excursions, with their ex-Amtrak SW1 in ch... (more)