New motive power (steam and diesel) for 2016

The Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad (reporting mark RBMN) (a.k.a. Reading and Northern Railroad) is a regional railroad operating in eastern Pennsylvania. Website: http://www.rbmnrr.com/

New motive power (steam and diesel) for 2016

Postby one87th » Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:22 pm

A review of the "roster" page on the Reading Blue Mountain & Northern's website shows some new motive power:
4-6-0 #225 (formerly Railtours, Steamtown, and CP #1098) and
GP39RN (rebuilt GP30's) #2534 and 2535 (ex LETX 2413 and 2435).

I have seen some photos posted online of the 225. She's getting the same blue paint treatment as the 425. I had photographed her at Port Clinton back in May of 2016 and she appeared pretty derelict. Surprised to see her all spruced up. Is this just a cosmetic restoration, or does the railroad intend to run her anytime soon?

I'm assuming the newly arrived GP39RN's are ex-ATSF as were the original R&N engines of that model. Can anyone confirm? Any update as to their status?
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Re: New motive power (steam and diesel) for 2016

Postby one87th » Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:05 pm

Good gosh, I need to study their "roster" page more carefully. It appears Reading & Northern also picked up four MP15's that Norfolk Southern recently put up for auction.
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Re: New motive power (steam and diesel) for 2016

Postby CaptainHaddock » Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:34 pm

I just emailed them for pictures of the new MP15's. Hopefully they will respond soon.
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Re: New motive power (steam and diesel) for 2016

Postby CaptainHaddock » Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:53 pm

While they haven't responded yet, a new video showed up in my email of all the GP38-2's and MP15's that NS sold begin transported. The back 4 are apparently the RBMN's new engines. Here's the video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4X__wpa0wM&feature=em-subs_digest
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Re: New motive power (steam and diesel) for 2016

Postby riffian » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:11 pm

Has work started on the two former SRRofNJ (nee B&LE) F-7s? If so, any photos?
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Re: New motive power (steam and diesel) for 2016

Postby pumpers » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:18 pm

riffian wrote:Has work started on the two former SRRofNJ (nee B&LE) F-7s? If so, any photos?

In Schuykill Haven a month ago, but no obvious work yet, at least for 1 unit (251).
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4789416
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