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Date: 08/04/22 10:32
A Couple of Occasions With 425
Author: TheNavigator

On October 1, 1995, RBM&N/R&N 4-6-2 #425 headed a round trip excursion between Leesport (?), PA, and Ashland.  Luckily, I was on vacation in the area at the time and was able to shoot 425 that morning before having to catch up with my itinerary.  Just shy of 13 years later, after she received her facelift and what appears to be a more brilliant blue paint job, I met up with 425 once again on a 6/21/08 Port Clinton to Jim Thorpe round trip.  Kudos to R&N for keeping 425 alive for all these years and for recently bringing 2102 back to life.

Thanks for looking back,
GK
 
1.  At Zehners (?), approaching Tamaqua on 10/1/95.

2. and 3.  At Ashland.








Date: 08/04/22 10:33
Re: A Couple of Occasions With 425
Author: TheNavigator

4.  Now on 6/21/08, close to the same spot as #1 above, but with a less favorable sun angle.

5.  Enroute to Jim Thorpe, near Nesquehoning.

6.  Arriving at Jim Thorpe.








Date: 08/04/22 10:34
Re: A Couple of Occasions With 425
Author: TheNavigator

7.  Late in the afternoon on 6/21/08, passing through Tamaqua on the way back to Port Clinton.




Date: 08/04/22 10:48
Re: A Couple of Occasions With 425
Author: Notch7

A beautiful set of pics.  The 425 looked great.  Sometimes people don't realize the spit and polish given the Class 1 steamers of the past.  My grandfather's 4-4-0 and my uncle's 4-6-2's shone like the beautiful 425.



Date: 08/04/22 10:58
Re: A Couple of Occasions With 425
Author: refarkas

Well done - She certainly looks good.
Bob



Date: 08/05/22 05:48
Re: A Couple of Occasions With 425
Author: alongthejointline

I'm looking forward to coverage of the doubleheader of these two units in the Iron Horse Rambles next week. Will you be there?
 



Date: 08/05/22 07:13
Re: A Couple of Occasions With 425
Author: tehachapi-dave

TJ and I will be chasing the double header with video and still camera's so pictures and video will be posted.



Date: 08/05/22 11:41
Re: A Couple of Occasions With 425
Author: TheNavigator

alongthejointline Wrote:
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> I'm looking forward to coverage of the doubleheader of these two units in the Iron Horse Rambles next week. Will you be there?

Unfortunately, no, but am looking forward to pics and vids from those who are.
GK



Date: 08/05/22 12:50
Re: A Couple of Occasions With 425
Author: wabash2800

The Wabash had some blue pacifics, but they were darker than that, though some modelers paint them too light.

Victor B.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 08/05/22 19:44 by wabash2800.



Date: 08/05/22 18:04
Re: A Couple of Occasions With 425
Author: Passfanatic

Very nice!

Next Saturday is certainly going to be a jam packed fun filled day along the RBM&N. It sounds like a good number of the people driving on roads like 61, 895, and 209 will be chasing the 2102 plus 425 combo. I will be following it with a friend from Muhlenburg Twp to Nesquehoning and back. We aren't driving into Jim Thorpe bc it will be super crowded there. Plus it won't be easy to find parking there on 8/13. I'll be riding the RBM&N excursion train on 9/3.



Date: 08/08/22 17:14
Re: A Couple of Occasions With 425
Author: ns1000

I like Pics 5 and 7!!



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