Me and my son are going to New Freedom, PA to see and ride behind the #17 next Thursday.  They are offering 3 trips that day behind her.   

For those that have been there, is it an easy chase to photograph the train?  If so how many spots can I expect to be able to hit?

Here is a photo of her sister also built by the same builder.  This was shot at TrainExpo 2014 at the Steam Railroading Institute. 

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I was there with a buddy a ffew years ago and we found lots of spots to get good photos of the train.   I don't remember how easy it was to chase however.     I think maybe we got it at each end and then picked one spot along the way.    There is one place where the track goes along the walking trail which used to be a second track and is very accessible and in a wooded setting that is quite nice.    And the lay over a tthe north end at the old hotel and that is a good spot for photos. although often have to dodge the lot of people.

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The route follows a trail and road most of the way. Its pretty easy to follow and chase off Google maps

Does anyone know if the train heads north or south from the station?  It says its push/pull.   Does it start of pushing or pulling?


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Jdevleerjr posted:
ACDEBELLIS39 posted:

The route follows a trail and road most of the way. Its pretty easy to follow and chase off Google maps

Does anyone know if the train heads north or south from the station?  It says its push/pull.   Does it start of pushing or pulling?

Looks like PUSH out, PULL in...

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It's going to Glen Rock 3 times, which covers about 5 miles of the total 10.5 miles out to Hanover Jct.
The afternoon runs should have good light on their southbound runs, I would advise riding the earliest train.

There will be a lot of traffic in Glen Rock  and lookie-loos while the train is there, go 1 mile south to Seitzland, for this shot off the main road.
Another good southbound shot is at RT616 and Kirchner Rd. and then in New Freedom at the end of N. Front St. Many of the crossings are in tree tunnels, the crossing shot in the village of Railroad is very tight.

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It's going to Glen Rock 3 times, which covers about 5 miles of the total 10.5 miles out to Hanover Jct.
The afternoon runs should have good light on their southbound runs, I would advise riding the earliest train.

There will be a lot of traffic in Glen Rock  and lookie-loos while the train is there, go 1 mile south to Seitzland, for this shot off the main road.
Another good southbound shot is at RT616 and Kirchner Rd. and then in New Freedom at the end of N. Front St. Many of the crossings are in tree tunnels, the crossing shot in the village of Railroad is very tight.

7/2/17 photos by WW Jenkins

Awesome, thanks for the spots!  We will check them out.  We plan on riding the 1st train and chasing the 2nd and 3rd.  

I wonder if getting their early would allow us to see them getting the locomotive ready for the day.   


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