Reading & Northern Railroad Returns to Steam!

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/

Reading & Northern Railroad Returns to Steam!

Postby Schuylkill Valley » Sun Dec 23, 2007 9:07 am

On Friday Dec. 20, 2007 the 425 blew her whistle for the first time in over 11 years.
It was reported over on Railfan.net and Trainorder.com that R&N might be running her on a few trips after Christmas is over with. We thank the persons that were involved with this project in bring our little blue locomotive back to life.

Len.

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Postby Schuylkill Valley » Tue Dec 25, 2007 1:02 pm

Here are two pictures of 425 on her first test fire, they are copied from Railfan.net.

Len.

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Postby uhaul » Tue Dec 25, 2007 9:51 pm

Looks a bit cobbled together, but at least it is steaming. Seems the way to generate good PR is to have a retro diesel or steam engine running excursions.

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Postby R&NFan » Tue Dec 25, 2007 10:51 pm

It was just a test fire....That baby will be looking sexy soon!
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Postby mst145 » Sat Dec 29, 2007 9:46 pm

I went down to Port Clinton today to catch the 425, but instead I got these pics:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.p ... 046&nseq=1

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.p ... 051&nseq=0

Sorry no steam pics but I ran out of daylight

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Postby Schuylkill Valley » Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:21 pm

Here's video of the first test run train trip on the Reading & Northern railroad from North Reading to Port Clinton,Pa.
The video was taken by
Zach of Royersford,Pa.

Len.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=r4ESDWCVRrU

Here's two more video's taken by two other people.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=jMI4kZUcJMs&feature=related

http://youtube.com/watch?v=3nz-kTs3qw8&feature=related
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Postby glennk419 » Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:58 pm

SIMPLY AWESOME (especially the last clip)!!!!! Thanks for the links.
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Postby uhaul » Tue Jan 01, 2008 2:23 am

I hope not to derail the topic too much.
Why was 425 taken out of service in the late 1990s?
In the below video 425 is shown towing some Olive Drab coaches. I saw these coaches at RMDI back in 4/07, but are those coaches too old
(or worn) to be used?
http://youtube.com/watch?v=oYtHX3gEfE4&feature=related
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