Hey, everyone. Sorry to be late to the game, but here is another edition of Midweek Photos.
This past weekend was the 13th Annual Railfest at Steamtown. Here are a few of my photos, while you collect pictures of your own that you would like to share.
There were many themes for Railfest this year. The one that caught the most attention was the 60th anniversary of the Reading Company Iron Horse Rambles. A donated "Reading Lines" plate was added to Steamtown's Reading 2124, the first steam locomotive of the Rambles in 1959. Yellow trim was added to the locomotive, which also led to some touch up of the black. The rods were cleaned, primed and painted before being placed on the loco. The Reading FP7s , no. 903 and 902 added to the view. In the distance, we see DL&W no. 426, a long term loan locomotive from the Delaware-Lackawanna RR.
Another theme celebrated this year was 150 years since the transcontinental railroad was completed in Promontory Summit, Utah Territory. We used our Baldwin no. 26 as one of the locomotives for this East-meets-West view at the turntable during the opening ceremony.
I'll let you guess as to which locomotive was on the other end. I will reveal it in the next post. Here, we see Baldwin no. 26 coupling to the other steam engine.
Later in the day, I went around the yard. Attendees of the Night Photo Session were eating, and I caught this view of the Caboose Experience train. "Lackawanna" F3 no. 664 and the Keyser Shops (Scranton) built caboose no. 889 sitting on the side track.
In the dwindling light, I captured Reading no. 2124. I was not a photographer during the night photo session, but the pictures I have seen were spectacular. Steve Barry of Railfan & Railroad Magazine was the planner of this session, and lead on the lighting and special effects.
More in my next post. Any photos of the real world of railroading are appreciated.