Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Railfanning - 6/28/2013

Hi, I joined friends Bill Kalkman and Rodney Peterson for a trip up to Wilkes-Barre, PA to be in position to photograph an excursion out of Scranton, PA the next day with the Delaware Lackawanna & Western Painted F units.  On our way we decided to attempt to find some action on the Reading & Northern to shoot.

A short time after reaching where we began our search we located the R & N's Mount Carmel returning to Tamaqua, PA.  Our first picture was taken at Gilberton, PA.

Three cars of Anthracite were picked up at Blaschak Coal in Mahanoy City, PA.

Our final photo of the train was obtained at East Mahanoy Junction.  Here the line in the foreground which reaches a number of other branches, including Jeddo and Jim Thorpe, connects with the line from Mount Carmel.

We then broke for lunch.  After lunch we located a local at Glen Summit, PA returning to the yard at Penobscot, PA.

The train was photographed at two additional locations; one just east of the yard

and the other at the east end of the yard.  The building on the left is the yard office.  While we were there the marketing manager for the railroad came out and the four of us chatted for a short while.

Our next to last stop for the day was at Steamtown. When we arrived 7 Alcos were parked just east of Bridge 60.  This RS3 and its short freight were on display.

Delaware Lackawanna had 6 additional Alcos parked here, including C420 #405 and two RS3s.  The tower at Bridge 60, which houses the DL dispatcher's office is at the right.

While we were photographing these locomotives the last run of the Electric City Trolley Museum's Peter Will Car arrived and prepared to head for the car barn.

Also, during this time a four unit set headed by former BC Rail M420 #2042 arrived and was tied down.  Behind the M420 were an RS32 a C424 and a C420.  On the far right is an M630,  C424, C425 lash up.

We then moved to where former Reading T-1 4-8-4 #2124 and a pair of former Reading FP7s were on display.

On our way back to Wilkes-Barre we stopped at Taylor, PA but got nothing worth sharing.  Thanks for looking.

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