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Greetings!  It is once again Wednesday, and another day to celebrate real railroading. Life-size and sometimes operating.  I have no recent photos of steam in operation, but will be looking out for it as the country is still in phases of re-opening.  Here are two steam locomotives that have not run in over 50 years.  Above is Reading Company no. 2124, sitting on display at the Steamtown National Historic Site. 

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Also on display at Steamtown is this Berlin Mills (New Hampshire) Paper Co. no. 7. Seven is a hefty 2-4-2T which carries her own coal and water on her car-body.  She was built in 1911, and greets visitors at the Steamtown traffic circle.  

If you have any recent photos or videos of trains on the line, please add them here.  I know that travel options for many of us are limited this year, but you might encounter a train on the rails just by taking your normal drives around town.  Whatever you capture, we would like to see. 

 

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My job occasionally takes me to the Port of Davisville in North Kingstown, RI.  A shortline railroad named Seaview Transportation Company (or just Seaview, for short) serves the port facilities and the Quonset Business Park. 

On Wednesday, June 24th, I caught Seaview GP10 # 1855 shifting cars around just outside the port facilities.  I like the Seaview paint scheme...and they tend to keep this old Geep nice and clean!

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More railfanning at Haysville on Norfolk Southern's Fort Wayne Line, this time from 6/30 of this year. 

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NS 46M, eastbound grain for the Delmarva Central in Maryland, charges eastbound behind two Dash 9s and an ES44DC. 

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A rarely-seen stone train, NS 63G, ambles westbound at a leisurely 30 MPH with a Dash 9 and SD70ACe, the former sporting both a GE mechanical bell and killer K5LA. The lack of EOT restricted the train's speed on this nominally 55 MPH track. 

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NS C28, the Allegheny Valley interchange local, heads east behind the usual pair of SD60Es, 6300 and 6339. This train used to draw a hodgepodge of Geeps and slugs of various sorts, with occasional six-axle power, but the demotion of several SD40Es from helper service over Horseshoe Curve has released more of the rebuilt SD50s to local service. 

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NS C07, the transfer run between Shire Oaks Yard on the Mon Line, and Conway Yard just west of the shot here at Glenfield, heads west behind three of Juniata's proprietary six-axle EMD rebuilds: SD40E 6355, SD60E 7001, and SD70ACC 1846, the latter only a temporary visitor to the area. 

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@Hartman posted:

 

Hi, Tim.

Any chance of seeing some more photos of this interesting locomotive?
Dennis.

STEA 1988 Tony Pann tour Berlin Mills 7

Here are some images. This locomotive, to my knowledge, never sported a name, so it can be whatever you want it to be.  This first photo shows park ranger Tony Pann leading a tour of the locomotives at the Steamtown site in 1988

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This black and white image could be from when she was on display at Steamtown in Vermont, (Bellows Falls) or possibly still at work in New Hampshire.

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Another angle on her display location in 1988.  This part of the old Delaware Lackawanna & Western RR yard is now part of the Marketplace at Steamtown. 

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In October, 2016, Steamtown and the Evergreen school celebrated 50 years of the creation of the National Historic Preservation Act by choosing no. 7 as the locomotive used for the "hug your artifact" scene.  Ranger Dan Kahl is on the right of the "traffic circle" at Steamtown in Scranton. 

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