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Date: 07/09/24 03:11
Steamy weekend on the Everett RR
Author: bigsavage

The Everett, based in Hollidaysburg, PA. ran steam on its excursions this past weekend, with a twilight trip to Martinsburg Jct. on Saturday evening.
On Sunday, July 7, the RR had two trips on the schedule: first a Noon time "Lunch train" to Rodman Siding, MP 16, a location that has largely replaced the former stopping point of Brookes Mills.
The other trip went to Roaring Spring , MP 17.5 at 1400, and had a layover for riders to be served ice cream.
Weather was tolerable, with highs in the mid-80s by mid-afternoon, breezy, a few more clouds than I would have liked.
1&2: 2-6-0 #11 ready for noon time departure, and departing Hollidaysburg. The "Lunch on the Line" concept  is having a caterer serve fresh burgers  on board. 1 car is used for food prep, and there were still seats available.
Video: 1400 train to Roaring Spring has passed the junction switch at Brookes Mills, heading  up the 1.6 maximum grade into Roaring Spring, and crossing Brooks Boulevard.



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Date: 07/09/24 03:20
Re: Steamy weekend on the Everett RR
Author: bigsavage

In the 3 years since I last saw the #11, it has changed to an oil burner.
While the engine still has its bark working the grades, the visual effect is not the same.
In these pics, #11 is approaching and passing Monastery Road at Kladder Station,MP12.2 , normal terminus for holiday-themed excursions.








Date: 07/09/24 03:43
Re: Steamy weekend on the Everett RR
Author: bigsavage

#11 approaches PA36, a busy crossing that marks the entrance into McKee Gap,, 2.5 miles of steep grades and sharp curves.
Later on, between trains, #11 rambles through the Hollidaysburg EVRR yard and passes Lehigh Valley #126, X-Kiski Jct RR refugee. The EMD SW900 has been popular and handles most of the non-steam excusions.
On the Roaring Spring trip, the #11 is passing the driveway to the former Appvion paper mill, closed several years ago, now being razed.








Date: 07/09/24 03:48
Re: Steamy weekend on the Everett RR
Author: bigsavage

Servicing of the Iron Horse is ongoing, and #11's crew was kept busy.
My companion and I appreciated the invitation into the cab of #11.








Date: 07/09/24 05:14
Re: Steamy weekend on the Everett RR
Author: refarkas

Very-well covered.
Bob



Date: 07/09/24 07:01
Re: Steamy weekend on the Everett RR
Author: ClubCar

Very nice photos and the story.  It is an interesting operation for sure.  Thanks for sharing with all of us.
John in White Marsh, Maryland



Date: 07/09/24 09:28
Re: Steamy weekend on the Everett RR
Author: Tominde

Some terrific shots.  Everrett has added some fine looking coaches since I was there pre pandemic.  Great looking train.  That also makes it easier to get great looking shots.  You nailed it.



Date: 07/09/24 21:31
Re: Steamy weekend on the Everett RR
Author: MacBeau

Interesting images, would like to see more of the ex-LV SW900. Looks pretty good save the red being too light.
—Mac



Date: 07/10/24 04:16
Re: Steamy weekend on the Everett RR
Author: bigsavage

MacBeau Wrote:
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> Interesting images, would like to see more of the
> ex-LV SW900. Looks pretty good save the red being
> too light.
> —Mac
Wiki says it's a "retro" version of the LV scheme.




Date: 07/11/24 21:00
Re: Steamy weekend on the Everett RR
Author: OmahaTom

That train is a train made in God's image!

Tom Loftus
Omaha, NE



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