Reading & Northern steam trips in Minersville

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Reading & Northern steam trips in Minersville

Post by chuchubob » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:46 am

The Reading & Northern ran three trips between Minersville and Cressona on Nov 30. CNJ 113 and RBMN 425 had the honors.
first northbound return from Cressona
second trip pushing to Cressona
After a long delay, the northbound train ran with only RBMN 425.

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Re: Reading & Northern steam trips in Minersville

Post by charlie6017 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:04 am

Excellent photos........thanks for posting! :-)

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Re: Reading & Northern steam trips in Minersville

Post by OCtrainguy » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:08 pm

Really nice photos Bob. Here are my photos to complement Bob's photos:

CNJ observation car undergoing restoration:
http://octrainguy.rrpicturearchives.net ... id=3704848

CNJ 113 under steam in Minersville:
http://octrainguy.rrpicturearchives.net ... id=3704854
http://octrainguy.rrpicturearchives.net ... id=3704853

R&N 425 with the coaches and caboose, makes a brief stop in Minersville, before the station stop, to pick up an important passenger:
http://octrainguy.rrpicturearchives.net ... id=3704855

The two engines are coupled to the coaches and bring the train to the station:
http://octrainguy.rrpicturearchives.net ... id=3704856
http://octrainguy.rrpicturearchives.net ... id=3704857

Some photos of the two engines while final checks and services were going on before departure:
CNJ 113: http://octrainguy.rrpicturearchives.net ... id=3704851
R&N 425: http://octrainguy.rrpicturearchives.net ... id=3704849

The second trip of the day pushing its train out of Minersville:
http://octrainguy.rrpicturearchives.net ... id=3704858

The second trip of the day passing a grade crossing in Cressona that was a popular spot for railfans.
http://octrainguy.rrpicturearchives.net ... id=3704859

The last trip of the day being pushed to Cressona by R&N 425:
http://octrainguy.rrpicturearchives.net ... id=3704847

The two steam engines are coupled back together and they begin to make their way out of Cressona for Minersville:
http://octrainguy.rrpicturearchives.net ... id=3704860
http://octrainguy.rrpicturearchives.net ... id=3704861

And a video of the two steam engines bringing the train out of Cressona.

Hope you enjoy.

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Re: Reading & Northern steam trips in Minersville

Post by charlie6017 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:01 am

Great photos and video!
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Re: Reading & Northern steam trips in Minersville

Post by Schuylkill Valley » Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:25 am

Here's my photos from that Minersville Santa Special.
113 & 425 pull across to the other side of the road and wait for passenger to load.
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113 & 425 Meet at Minersville Station 10:30 AM.
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North Bound 11:00 AM trip at same location Keil's Crossing.
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Hope you enjoy,
Len
PS. More to come.

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