Steam Debuts on the Everett Railroad

Everett Railroad No. 11 makes a deadhead move at Brookville Junction.

Everett Railroad No. 11 makes a deadhead move at Brookville Junction.

Here is a series of photos from my visit to Holidaysburg, Pennsylvania, to see Everett No. 11 on its first public excursion since its rebuild.

Originally built by the Cooke Works of Alco for Cuba in 1920, that deal fell through.

Sold again in 1923 as “new” to the Narragansett Pier Railroad (Rhode Island), it worked a number of years then got shuffled around among different owners, the B&H being one of them. The owner of the Everett Railroad picked it up in 2006 and it was slowly rebuilt at the Western Maryland Scenic shops.

The little 2-6-0 ran light from Claysburg to Holidaysburg the morning of the first trip.

I picked it up at Brooksville Junction and followed it north. Weather conditions were all over the map, but I did get a peek at the sun once and a while.

The last shot of it entering Holidaysburg was No. 11 passing another old steam engine cab and a new Genset cab at Curry Rail.

While waiting to pull up to the station to load, the Norfolk Southern local showed up. That allowed for a side-by-side photo.

After a short chase of the first run it was back over the mountain and head west to intercept the NS 1700.

Article and Photographs by Roger Durfee

The sun poked out just in time to brighten up the yellow trees.

The sun poked out just in time to brighten up the yellow trees.

Passing the old steamer cab at Holidaysburg.

Passing the old steamer cab at Holidaysburg.

About two miles out the sun came out in this nice scene.

About two miles out the sun came out in this nice scene.

The Norfolk Southern local pulls alongside No. 11.

The Norfolk Southern local pulls alongside No. 11.

Side view departing Holidaysburg.

Side view departing Holidaysburg.

An ex-Delaware, Lackawanna & Western MU car brought up the markers.

An ex-Delaware, Lackawanna & Western MU car brought up the markers.

Local photographer shooting one very cold model

Local photographer shooting one very cold model

Last shot of the chase was with this horse striking a pose. That's a fine snow coming down.

Last shot of the chase was with this horse striking a pose. That’s a fine snow coming down.

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2 Responses to “Steam Debuts on the Everett Railroad”

  1. charlesswilliams Says:

    So what are the chances of using some of these photos and the article in the NRHS News?

    Charles Williams

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  2. csanders429 Says:

    I will let Roger Durfee know that you are interested in using some of his photographs. I’ll leave it to him to contact you if he is interested.

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