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11/18/2017
 
 
 
 
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Nittany and Bald Eagle
Title:  Nittany and Bald Eagle
Description:  Crossing Bald Eagle Creek in Mill Hall.
Photo Date:  4/20/2012  Upload Date: 4/22/2012 8:32:38 PM
Location:  Mill Hall, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NBER 1602(GP8) NBER 1603(GP8)
Views:  385   Comments: 2
NS OCS
Title:  NS OCS
Description:  Near the PA/NY state line, along the Susquehanna River. Memorial Day, deadhead move, from Altoona, PA to Buffalo, NY.
Photo Date:  5/31/2010  Upload Date: 6/1/2010 10:15:23 PM
Location:  Hallstead, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 4270(F9A) NS 4275(F7B) NS 4276(F7B) NS 4271(F9A)
Views:  694   Comments: 2
Mahanoy Tunnel
Title:  Mahanoy Tunnel
Description:  The tunnel that opened the Anthracite-rich Mahanoy Valley to Philadelphia. The Little Schuylkill Railroad Company began construction in April 1859 and the tunnel was completed May of 1862. Two shifts worked from 6am-6pm & 6pm-6am for pay of seven dollars a week and not a single accident occurred during construction. Following the construction, the workers were owed three months back pay and refused to allow trains to pass until they were paid. They ripped up 11 miles of track to Girardville and eventually the Governor stepped in and forced the railroad to pay the workers. A few years later, the Philadelphia & Reading signed a 99 year lease to use the tunnel. Completion of the tunnel allowed Anthracite to be shipped more efficiently and later resulted in the closure of the more costly Mahanoy Plane. At 4000 feet in length, it was the longest of the 7 tunnels on the Reading System. Here, 148 years after it was completed, Reading & Northern's Mountain Job exits the east portal. The structures outside of the tunnel houses ventilation fans not used since the steam days.
Photo Date:  11/24/2010  Upload Date: 11/25/2010 5:12:23 PM
Location:  Barnesville, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories:  Tunnel
Locomotives:  RBMN 5049(SD50) RBMN 3052(SD40-2)
Views:  2318   Comments: 7
RBMN's 2010 Autumn Leaf Excursions
Title:  RBMN's 2010 Autumn Leaf Excursions
Description:  Built in 1931 by the Phoenix Bridge Company for The Central Railroad of New Jersey to replace the previous wooden trestle. It spans the Little Schuylkill River, is 981 feet long, 161 feet high and it is currently used by Reading & Northern. Here, an annual Autumn Leaf Excursion Train with the 425 in the lead, crossing the trestle.
Photo Date:  10/9/2010  Upload Date: 10/10/2010 7:19:19 PM
Location:  Hometown, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  RBMN 425(4-6-2) RBMN 5049(SD50)
Views:  641   Comments: 4
High Bridge Excursions
Title:  High Bridge Excursions
Description:  Built in 1931 by CNJ, 981 feet long and 180 feet high. It is currently used by Reading & Northern. Here a High Bridge Excursion Train is crossing the trestle. Photo taken from the dam on State Game Lands.
Photo Date:  10/3/2010  Upload Date: 10/3/2010 2:06:11 PM
Location:  Hometown, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Passenger
Locomotives:  RBMN 5014(SD50) RBMN 2000(SD38)
Views:  782   Comments: 3
Jeddo Job
Title:  Jeddo Job
Description:  The Anthracite King walking dragline. Jeddo Job in the background.
Photo Date:  3/10/2010  Upload Date: 3/11/2010 10:34:14 AM
Location:  Oakdale, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RBMN 3052(SD40-2) RBMN 3057(SD40-2)
Views:  1492   Comments: 1
NS OCS
Title:  NS OCS
Description:  Tunkhannock Viaduct. Memorial Day, deadhead move, from Altoona, PA to Buffalo, NY.
Photo Date:  5/31/2010  Upload Date: 6/1/2010 9:59:11 PM
Location:  Nicholson, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories:  Bridge,Passenger
Locomotives:  NS 4270(F9A) NS 4275(F7B) NS 4276(F7B) NS 4271(F9A)
Views:  814   Comments: 7
Jeddo Job
Title:  Jeddo Job
Description:  MP 143 near Hazleton.
Photo Date:  3/10/2010  Upload Date: 3/11/2010 10:35:08 AM
Location:  Hazleton, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories:  Winter
Locomotives:  RBMN 3052(SD40-2) RBMN 3057(SD40-2)
Views:  1173   Comments: 7
NS Portland Secondary
Title:  NS Portland Secondary
Description:  The H76 passing under the DL&W Viaduct.
Photo Date:  1/7/2010  Upload Date: 1/11/2010 4:24:57 PM
Location:  Slateford, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 3201(SD40-2) NS 3381(SD40-2)
Views:  632   Comments: 11
21E
Title:  21E
Description:  Foreign power on the NS Harrisburg Line.
Photo Date:  10/18/2008  Upload Date: 10/20/2008 9:43:37 PM
Location:  Hummelstown, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 744(C44-9W)
Views:  406   Comments: 0
Reading & Northern's Autumn Leaf Excursions
Title:  Reading & Northern's Autumn Leaf Excursions
Description:  Crossing the High Bridge en route to Port Clinton.
Photo Date:  10/11/2008  Upload Date: 10/11/2008 6:43:33 PM
Location:  Hometown, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RBMN 425(4-6-2) RBMN 5049(SD50) RBMN 5014(SD50)
Views:  914   Comments: 3
Mountain Job (QAMC)
Title:  Mountain Job (QAMC)
Description:  Germanville Road south of Ashland.
Photo Date:  9/4/2008  Upload Date: 9/4/2008 11:46:05 AM
Location:  Ashland, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RBMN 3055(SD40-2)
Views:  1755   Comments: 3
Pennsylvania Power & Light Fireless Locomotive
Title:  Pennsylvania Power & Light Fireless Locomotive
Description:  0-6-0 fireless locomotive painted with PP&L's old logo, Reddy Kilowatt.
Photo Date:  8/18/2008  Upload Date: 8/18/2008 8:16:49 PM
Location:  Tamaqua, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PPL 4093(0-6-0)
Views:  629   Comments: 0
Mountain Job (QAMC)
Title:  Mountain Job (QAMC)
Description:  Enroute to Mount Carmel
Photo Date:  8/13/2008  Upload Date: 8/13/2008 8:28:56 PM
Location:  Ashland, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RBMN 3052(SD40-2) RBMN 3053(SD40-2)
Views:  634   Comments: 0
Passenger Car Extra
Title:  Passenger Car Extra
Description:  A Reading & Northern passenger car extra enroute to Pittston for the night. This weekend they will run excursions from Tunkhannock to Jim Thorpe & return.
Photo Date:  7/11/2008  Upload Date: 7/11/2008 2:31:13 PM
Location:  Haucks, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RBMN 5014(SD50) RBMN 5049(SD50) RBMN 5033(SD50) RBMN 425(4-6-2) RBMN 5022(SD50)
Views:  743   Comments: 1
Passenger Car Extra
Title:  Passenger Car Extra
Description:  A Reading & Northern passenger car extra enroute to Pittston for the night. This weekend they will run excursions from Tunkhannock to Jim Thorpe & return.
Photo Date:  7/11/2008  Upload Date: 7/11/2008 2:30:37 PM
Location:  Haucks, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RBMN 5014(SD50) RBMN 5049(SD50) RBMN 5033(SD50) RBMN 425(4-6-2) RBMN 5022(SD50)
Views:  894   Comments: 1
July 2008 Railpace
Title:  July 2008 Railpace
Description:  My photo from the May test run on the cover of Railpace Magazine.
Photo Date:  6/27/2008  Upload Date: 6/27/2008 1:40:31 PM
Location:  Hometown, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RBMN 425(4-6-2)
Views:  528   Comments: 1
Final Test Run
Title:  Final Test Run
Description:  The 425 in the Port Clinton Yard. In the background, the office that was built to look like a station.
Photo Date:  5/10/2008  Upload Date: 5/15/2008 10:34:53 PM
Location:  Port Clinton, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RBMN 425(4-6-2)
Views:  673   Comments: 0
Final Test Run
Title:  Final Test Run
Description:  425 passing over the High Bridge.
Photo Date:  5/10/2008  Upload Date: 5/10/2008 10:18:11 PM
Location:  Hometown, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RBMN 425(4-6-2)
Views:  623   Comments: 2
Final Test Run
Title:  Final Test Run
Description:  The final test run on the High Bridge.
Photo Date:  5/10/2008  Upload Date: 5/10/2008 10:19:02 PM
Location:  Hometown, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RBMN 425(4-6-2)
Views:  634   Comments: 2
Final Test Run-Featured on the Cover of the July 2008 issue of Railpace Magazine
Title:  Final Test Run-Featured on the Cover of the July 2008 issue of Railpace Magazine
Description:  The 425 passing over the High Bridge.
Photo Date:  5/10/2008  Upload Date: 5/10/2008 10:22:27 PM
Location:  Hometown, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories:  Scenic,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  RBMN 425(4-6-2)
Views:  1735   Comments: 8
RR Museum of PA
Title:  RR Museum of PA
Description:  The toilet of an E44.
Photo Date:  1/16/2008  Upload Date: 1/17/2008 12:39:07 PM
Location:  Strasburg, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 4465(E44)
Views:  876   Comments: 1
RR Museum of PA
Title:  RR Museum of PA
Description:  A PRR E7 (Built 1945) on display. One of the first passenger diesels delivered to the PRR.
Photo Date:  1/16/2008  Upload Date: 1/17/2008 12:10:05 PM
Location:  Strasburg, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 5901(E7A)
Views:  422   Comments: 0
RR Museum of PA
Title:  RR Museum of PA
Description:  Built in 1943. The best restored and displayed GG1 in the world!!
Photo Date:  1/16/2008  Upload Date: 1/17/2008 12:30:58 PM
Location:  Strasburg, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 4935(GG1)
Views:  407   Comments: 0
Railroad Museum of PA
Title:  Railroad Museum of PA
Description:  New to the museum as of 01/09/2008. They are owned by the Reading Company Technical & Historical Society and will be stored here indefinitely. Notice there are no horns or ditch lights. They were stolen off the locomotives while parked in Allentown in early Nov. 2007.
Photo Date:  1/16/2008  Upload Date: 1/16/2008 9:37:47 PM
Location:  Strasburg, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RDG 903(FP7A) RDG 902(FP7A)
Views:  910   Comments: 1
Railroad Museum of PA
Title:  Railroad Museum of PA
Description:  The Reading FP7's fit in quite well in the museum yard. They were brought to the museum on 01/09/2008.
Photo Date:  1/16/2008  Upload Date: 1/16/2008 9:38:24 PM
Location:  Strasburg, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RDG 903(FP7A) PRR 3936(UNKNOWN) AMTK 603(E60)
Views:  1027   Comments: 0
RR Museum of PA
Title:  RR Museum of PA
Description:  View of the Amtrak E60 from the cab of a Lehigh Valley Budd RDC-1.
Photo Date:  10/24/2006  Upload Date: 10/25/2006 12:28:13 PM
Location:  Strasburg, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 603(E60) LV 40(RDC1)
Views:  955   Comments: 1
East Mahanoy Junction
Title:  East Mahanoy Junction
Description:  A Reading & Northern coal train at East Mahanoy Junction.
Photo Date:  10/22/2007  Upload Date: 10/22/2007 6:18:50 PM
Location:  Barnesville, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RBMN 5017(SD50)
Views:  793   Comments: 0
RBMN 3051
Title:  RBMN 3051
Description:  Snowy Port Clinton
Photo Date:  2/17/2007  Upload Date: 2/22/2007 10:35:31 PM
Location:  Port Clinton, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RBMN 3051(SD40-2) RBMN 3054(SD40-2)
Views:  471   Comments: 1
Mountain Job
Title:  Mountain Job
Description:  Returning from switching out cars at International Paper in Mt. Carmel.
Photo Date:  10/4/2006  Upload Date: 10/4/2006 10:31:06 PM
Location:  Locust Gap, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RBMN 3055(SD40-2) RBMN 3050(SD40-2)
Views:  1866   Comments: 1
The Mahanoy Tunnel
Title:  The Mahanoy Tunnel
Description:  A Reading & Northern coal train exiting the south portal of the Mahanoy Tunnel. The tunnel was completed in 1862 and is 4000 feet in length. The structures on the left & right housed ventilation fans used during the steam days.
Photo Date:  10/22/2007  Upload Date: 10/22/2007 6:05:18 PM
Location:  Barnesville, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RBMN 5017(SD50)
Views:  3451   Comments: 2
Reading & Northern Autumn Leaf Excursion
Title:  Reading & Northern Autumn Leaf Excursion
Description:  Crossing the High Bridge during peak fall foliage.
Photo Date:  10/20/2007  Upload Date: 10/20/2007 7:03:15 PM
Location:  Hometown, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RBMN 5017(SD50) RBMN 5014(SD50)
Views:  875   Comments: 2
Reading & Northern Autumn Leaf Excursion
Title:  Reading & Northern Autumn Leaf Excursion
Description:  Final excursion of the year heading back to Port Clinton from Jim Thorpe.
Photo Date:  10/20/2007  Upload Date: 10/20/2007 6:56:10 PM
Location:  Hometown, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RBMN 5017(SD50) RBMN 5014(SD50)
Views:  617   Comments: 2
Reading & Northern Autumn Leaf Excursion
Title:  Reading & Northern Autumn Leaf Excursion
Description:  Final excursion of the year crossing the High Bridge.
Photo Date:  10/20/2007  Upload Date: 10/20/2007 6:55:44 PM
Location:  Hometown, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RBMN 5017(SD50) RBMN 5014(SD50)
Views:  562   Comments: 0
Reading & Northern Autumn Leaf Excursion
Title:  Reading & Northern Autumn Leaf Excursion
Description:  The annual excursion passing over the High Bridge on its way back to Port Clinton.
Photo Date:  10/13/2007  Upload Date: 10/15/2007 5:56:07 PM
Location:  Hometown, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RBMN 5017(SD50) RBMN 5014(SD50)
Views:  715   Comments: 0
My Second Attempt at Night Photography
Title:  My Second Attempt at Night Photography
Description:  An eastbound intermodal illuminating the Palmyra signal bridge. Taken with a 15 sec exposure.
Photo Date:  10/1/2007  Upload Date: 10/2/2007 11:45:46 AM
Location:  Palmyra, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  298   Comments: 0
Hollands & Deere's
Title:  Hollands & Deere's
Description:  Tractors!! As far as the eye can see.
Photo Date:  10/1/2007  Upload Date: 10/2/2007 10:11:39 AM
Location:  Mexico, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  350   Comments: 2
My first attempt at night photography.
Title:  My first attempt at night photography.
Description:  An eastbound mail train passing through Palmyra. Taken with a 60 sec exposure.
Photo Date:  10/1/2007  Upload Date: 10/2/2007 10:06:49 AM
Location:  Palmyra, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  486   Comments: 3
Mountain Job
Title:  Mountain Job
Description:  MCQA passing through the Hoffman Boulevard crossing.
Photo Date:  8/11/2006  Upload Date: 8/11/2006 5:51:58 PM
Location:  Ashland, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RBMN 3050(SD40-2) RBMN 3051(SD40-2)
Views:  781   Comments: 1
NS OCS
Title:  NS OCS
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/17/2007  Upload Date: 9/19/2007 12:23:58 PM
Location:  Thompsontown, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 4270(F9A)
Views:  568   Comments: 1
NS OCS
Title:  NS OCS
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/17/2007  Upload Date: 9/19/2007 12:24:48 PM
Location:  Palmyra, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 4270(F9A)
Views:  407   Comments: 1
NS OCS
Title:  NS OCS
Description:  The OCS passing through Cove on its way to Latrobe.
Photo Date:  9/17/2007  Upload Date: 9/17/2007 9:55:34 PM
Location:  Cove, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 4270(F9A)
Views:  538   Comments: 1
CP Cannon
Title:  CP Cannon
Description:  The eastbound Pennsylvanian stopped at CP Cannon.
Photo Date:  3/6/2007  Upload Date: 3/6/2007 11:43:54 PM
Location:  Duncannon, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 13(P42DC)
Views:  329   Comments: 0
RG 314
Title:  RG 314
Description:  The rail grinder being serviced on the siding behind the beer distributor in Duncannon.
Photo Date:  3/27/2007  Upload Date: 3/27/2007 8:34:09 PM
Location:  Duncannon, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LMIX RG314(MoW Equipment)
Views:  762   Comments: 1
Quarry
Title:  Quarry
Description:  Pennsy Supply quarry.
Photo Date:  3/21/2007  Upload Date: 3/23/2007 5:53:29 PM
Location:  Annville, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BDLX 7580(GP10)
Views:  1275   Comments: 7
Railroad Street
Title:  Railroad Street
Description:  The operator at the rear of the rail grinder spraying fire suppressant on the Railroad Street crossing
Photo Date:  3/21/2007  Upload Date: 3/22/2007 6:44:25 PM
Location:  Palmyra, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LMIX RG314(MoW Equipment)
Views:  400   Comments: 0
Derry Road
Title:  Derry Road
Description:  The operator at the rear of the rail grinder spraying fire suppressant on the Derry Road crossing.
Photo Date:  3/21/2007  Upload Date: 3/22/2007 7:05:20 PM
Location:  Hershey, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LMIX RG314(MoW Equipment)
Views:  555   Comments: 0
RBMN 2000
Title:  RBMN 2000
Description:  The Mountain Job passing through Gordon.
Photo Date:  12/6/2006  Upload Date: 12/13/2006 12:34:17 PM
Location:  Gordon, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RBMN 2000(SD38)
Views:  713   Comments: 0
NS 6725
Title:  NS 6725
Description:  The eastbound ethanol train crossing Sherman's Creek
Photo Date:  3/8/2007  Upload Date: 3/9/2007 5:06:46 PM
Location:  Duncannon, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 6725(SD60I)
Views:  591   Comments: 2
NS Enola Yard
Title:  NS Enola Yard
Description:  An overhead view of the Norfolk Southern Enola Yard.
Photo Date:  3/8/2007  Upload Date: 3/9/2007 6:09:15 PM
Location:  Enola, PA
Author:  Mike Thomas
Categories: 
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Views:  376   Comments: 0


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