Welcome again to Wednesday. Grab some of your recent photos of real railroading to share with us. Maybe have a cup of coffee while you are browsing the photos posted by others.
I took another journey to the Strasburg Rail Road this past weekend, and arrived just in time to see one of the excursions performing the run-around in the station area. Former Canadian National 2-6-0 no. 89 was the locomotive of the day.
The President's car, Reading no. 10 was on the train this day. Normally, I find it sitting on the track to the left.
Minor servicing being done to no. 89 before the departure of the 2:00 trip.
Now, here is the arrival of the 2:00 train. Shadows are already getting longer here.
Such friendly train crews.
My friends and I rode in the newly restored car, "Linn Moedinger." This was one of the cocooned cars (B&O heritage, if I remember correctly.) Three of us, the lady on the left, the man on the right and I are some of the counselors at RailCamp, which spends a couple days a year at Strasburg. We have documented the progress of the car's restoration during a few of the camps.
A new item I noticed at the railroad is this fire pit. They can help guests stay warm while waiting for their train. It was in the 60s on Saturday, so there was no need to employ the fire pit that day.
I also caught some Norfolk Southern action in Wyomissing this past weekend. This is a former mill town, just outside of Reading, PA. This is a piggy back and container train coming into town from the west. I happened upon three freights that morning in less than a half hour. Nothing came by for the next half hour, but all three trains took the same track. The double track mainline was quiet while I hung around.
It's pretty nice that they placed this rail fanning spot here for me.
This is the bridge I was standing upon. I imagine that all that space under the arches were filled with tracks at one time.
That does it for me this week. I hope you have been on some socially distant railroad adventures lately. If so, please add your pictures here.