Reading & Northern: Seasons of Steam


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There are small railroads that run steam locomotives with a high frequency of occurrences. There are large railroads that run steam on occasion. There are no railroads, however, like the Reading & Northern, who run steam power nearly year-round, who run steam power nearly year-round and over a vast network of lines.

This video takes a look at both locomotives that operate over R&N rails – 4-6-2 Pacific-type #425, and former Central Railroad of New Jersey 0-6-0 switcher #113. You see both locomotives run in a variety of seasons, with different consists and numerous locations.

Included is bonus footage of visiting Nickel Plate Road #765 making a trip over both Norfolk Southern Southern and R&N rails in 2015.