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PHOTOS: Santa Trains

Posted by kp5308 on Mon Dec 2 21:01:24 2019

Project 113 had the CNJ 0-6-0 out for 3 trips on Saturday & Sunday. Round trips were run from Minersville PA to Schuylkill Haven using the train set from the Lehigh Gorge Scenic plus 2 additional Reading & Northern coaches. I shot the 10:30AM trip with a red GP39RN leading westbound:



The Alco switcher puts on a fine show leading on the uphill return trip:




Ate lunch then by prior arrangement shot the 1PM Reading and Northern Santa train behind 4-6-2 #425 from the PA Route 61 overpass near Port Clinton. This view was made famous by countless shots of Reading Company T1 4-8-4 led Iron Horse Rambles back in the 60s. It is a dangerous place to shoot from today:


A green GP30 rebuild leads the return to North Reading. The new signals to the NS at CP BELT have been cut in for about 3 months:



New to the RBMN Christmas trains is the ex-Milwaukee Road Super Dome. Karen & I wanted to ride so I picked up two tickets for the Sunday 1PM trip. The 4 has new electricals, more powerful air conditioning & fresh paint:


The weather was terrible but none of us cared:




The generator car is between the 425 & the dome car so even in good weather it would be tough to shoot. This was the best I could do:


But at $25 I thought it was well worth it :o)





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Re: PHOTOS: Santa Trains

Posted by https://salaamallah.com/ on Mon Dec 2 21:08:59 2019, in response to PHOTOS: Santa Trains, posted by kp5308 on Mon Dec 2 21:01:24 2019.

VERY NICE PHOTOS

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Re: PHOTOS: Santa Trains

Posted by Dave on Mon Dec 2 21:16:25 2019, in response to PHOTOS: Santa Trains, posted by kp5308 on Mon Dec 2 21:01:24 2019.

First shot is magazine cover-worthy!

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Re: PHOTOS: Santa Trains

Posted by Catfish 44 on Mon Dec 2 21:24:20 2019, in response to PHOTOS: Santa Trains, posted by kp5308 on Mon Dec 2 21:01:24 2019.

Nice stuff
In the penultimate shot Santa appears to need assistance.
Big time.
Hahahaha

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Re: PHOTOS: Santa Trains

Posted by kp5308 on Mon Dec 2 21:46:20 2019, in response to Re: PHOTOS: Santa Trains, posted by https://salaamallah.com/ on Mon Dec 2 21:08:59 2019.

Thanks...the Sony strikes again!

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Re: PHOTOS: Santa Trains

Posted by kp5308 on Mon Dec 2 21:49:09 2019, in response to Re: PHOTOS: Santa Trains, posted by Dave on Mon Dec 2 21:16:25 2019.

Thanks Dave! That is a great train to chase and that engine puts on a great show :o)

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Re: PHOTOS: Santa Trains

Posted by kp5308 on Mon Dec 2 21:52:40 2019, in response to Re: PHOTOS: Santa Trains, posted by Catfish 44 on Mon Dec 2 21:24:20 2019.

The big man had trouble getting up & down the steps. Santa told me he has a bum leg from a sled accident!

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Re: PHOTOS: Santa Trains

Posted by https://salaamallah.com/ on Mon Dec 2 22:04:55 2019, in response to Re: PHOTOS: Santa Trains, posted by kp5308 on Mon Dec 2 21:46:20 2019.

DSCH2

MY OLD DSCH1 STILL WORKS

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Re: PHOTOS: Santa Trains

Posted by Catfish 44 on Mon Dec 2 23:26:46 2019, in response to Re: PHOTOS: Santa Trains, posted by kp5308 on Mon Dec 2 21:52:40 2019.

I hope he's ok by the 24th

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Re: PHOTOS: Santa Trains

Posted by randyo on Tue Dec 3 01:39:23 2019, in response to Re: PHOTOS: Santa Trains, posted by Dave on Mon Dec 2 21:16:25 2019.

Unless you submit it to Railpace!

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Re: PHOTOS: Santa Trains

Posted by Dave on Tue Dec 3 03:18:31 2019, in response to Re: PHOTOS: Santa Trains, posted by randyo on Tue Dec 3 01:39:23 2019.

TRUTH!

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Re: PHOTOS: Santa Trains

Posted by kp5308 on Tue Dec 3 06:47:26 2019, in response to Re: PHOTOS: Santa Trains, posted by randyo on Tue Dec 3 01:39:23 2019.

I'd wager Tommy has plenty to choose from. There were plenty of fans chasing the first trip & most stayed all day.

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Re: PHOTOS: Santa Trains

Posted by Express Rider on Tue Dec 3 23:09:35 2019, in response to PHOTOS: Santa Trains, posted by kp5308 on Mon Dec 2 21:01:24 2019.

I have really enjoyed these photos!
Thanks for posting and sharing them.

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Re: PHOTOS: Santa Trains

Posted by kp5308 on Wed Dec 4 12:21:16 2019, in response to Re: PHOTOS: Santa Trains, posted by Express Rider on Tue Dec 3 23:09:35 2019.

Thanks....RBMN didn't do too well with ridership. This is the first time both trips ran at the same time & the 113 easily won out.

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