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Date: 09/09/23 17:02
Reading and Northern, DL, Steamtown - 9/1 & 2
Author: sscannella

A few pics from a short pre-Labor Day trip to Scranton.  Friday evening, 9/1, the Carbondale Line crew tied down the 405 and 2461 and train at the former D&H Green Ridge Yard (where the new Von Storch engine house now sits).

The Saturday crew then added some box cars from Valley Distributing in South side before dragging everything into downtown Scranton Yard (Steamtown's home) to take over the NS's Taylor Yard for interchange.



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Date: 09/09/23 17:09
Re: Reading and Northern, DL, Steamtown - 9/1 & 2
Author: sscannella

A few miles to the south the Reading and Northern's Pittston to Jim Thorpe passenger train was getting ready to depart from their new station at the former Lehigh Valley Coxton Yard.   GP38-2 has been painted in a modified scheme to celebrate the Reading and Northern's 40th Anniversary.  I also caught them crossing McAlpine St in Avoca shortly after their departure.



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Date: 09/09/23 17:20
Re: Reading and Northern, DL, Steamtown - 9/1 & 2
Author: sscannella

The Reading and Northern's freight crews were also working on Saturday, here the Yard Job is seen shoving 13 interchange cars into NS's Taylor Yard.

Steamtown was also running an excursion train out of Scranton to Gouldsboro on the old Lackawanna Line.  If you look closely at the DL&W-painted F unit, you can see it's flying black flags in memoriam of Mike Del Vecchio, the former editor of Railfan and RailRoad magazine in the lat-1980's to mid-1990's, who passed away from cancer two days earlier.  AS many know, Mike also had a short stint at Railway Age, worked on the Morristown and Erie, and was well-know for his preservation efforts and love for the DL&W.  A major loss to all of us.



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Date: 09/09/23 17:27
Re: Reading and Northern, DL, Steamtown - 9/1 & 2
Author: sscannella

My last "mission" was to catch the Reading and Northern's big 4-8-4 2102, which was out on another Ramble between North Reading and Jim Thorpe, on my way back home.  I opted for one shot at Miller's Crossing near Molino to avoid the chase crowds and craziness which usually clogs the roads of eastern PA when this beauty runs.  It worked out well as the farmer had corn planted this year, limiting the photo angle there and number of photographers that can be accommodated at this location.  Being the early bird paid off. 

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Date: 09/10/23 05:40
Re: Reading and Northern, DL, Steamtown - 9/1 & 2
Author: jkh2cpu

You did well!



Date: 09/10/23 19:38
Re: Reading and Northern, DL, Steamtown - 9/1 & 2
Author: UP951West

Quality video and sound. What a great sounding whistle. Thanks for sharing your work. 



Date: 09/11/23 03:22
Re: Reading and Northern, DL, Steamtown - 9/1 & 2
Author: dschlegel

Excellent stuff Sam!

Dan

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Date: 09/11/23 15:44
Re: Reading and Northern, DL, Steamtown - 9/1 & 2
Author: ns1000

Great stuff..!!  Thanks for posting.



Date: 09/11/23 17:03
Re: Reading and Northern, DL, Steamtown - 9/1 & 2
Author: ProAmtrak

Nice job, surprised you didn't get a video of the last Reading and Northern Freight you took a pic of, I for one can't wait to see 2102 myself someday!



Date: 09/16/23 04:31
Re: Reading and Northern, DL, Steamtown - 9/1 & 2
Author: jmbreitigan

Nice series. The #2102 had a lot of passenger cars in tow. I rode on the Iron Horse Rambles in 2022. The double header with #425 & #2102. I will never forget it. Awesome.
John



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