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A Journey Back In Time: The Reading Railroad Heritage Museum In Hamburg, Pa.

Throughout its 30-year history, the Reading Company Technical & Historical Society has acquired the largest collection of railroad rolling stock dedicated to a single railroad in the United States. Comprised of over 70 freight and passenger cars and locomotives, the Society’s collection includes several historically significant examples of rail equipment, including the first production model […]

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All Aboard Reading & Northern’s Santa Claus Christmas Special In Pottsville, Pa!

Christmas is special for many reasons but from a railfan’s perspective the holiday’s are a time for trains!… Train around the Christmas tree and lots of full-size Christmas trains!… In keeping with fond traditions, PADCO in conjuction with the Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern and Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway launched two Santa Claus Specials from […]

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Welcome To Steamtown!…

June 18 was my 1-year anniversary of living here in Scranton and having had this site since January 1st of this year, it seemed only proper (if not poetic) that I do a commentary on the Steamtown National Historical Site…. Steamtown occupies about 40 acres of the Scranton railroad yard of the Delaware, Lackawanna & […]

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Memorial Day Railfanning In Scranton, Pa. (Part 2) Ex-UP and The Steamtown Olyphant Excursion

Norfolk Southern Train 930 @ 6:55 a.m…. My second day of Memorial Day railfanning found me at milepost 671 again at 06:00…. And it was a bit chilly outside!…. What I thought would be a 6-hour stakeout would end up pleasantly being much shorter. But before we get into the story I want to tell […]

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Whatever Happened To The Cincinnati Railway #381?

Cincinnati Railway F40PH #381 How many times have you heard me say, “Shoot it now because you never know when it’ll be gone….” Tomorrow is promised to no one and in the case of railroad photography, neither is a second chance. I ran across the Cincinnati Railway excursion train along Riverside Drive near the Prospect Hills […]

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The Erie Lackawanna Dining Car Experience

The Experience Of A Passenger Train: In the 1880s, the predecessors of the Erie Lackawanna (along with America’s other major railroads) provided some of the best meals in the country in its fleet of dining cars. The ability to serve hundreds of passengers three meals a day while traveling at speeds up to 80 miles […]

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