Steam in the Mahoning Valley

Jeff Troutman and Ed Ribinskas last weekend visited Northeast Ohio’s newest tourist railroad, the steam-powered J&L Narrow Gauge Railroad.

Based at the Youngstown Steel Heritage Museum, the J&L features 0-4-0T saddle tank locomotive No. 58 built by H.K. Porter for the Jones & Laughlin Steel Company.

No. 58 will be pulling passengers on the 24-inch gauge railroad on select dates through October.

The train operates continuously between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. so long as there are passengers to ride.

Boarding is done in a shed shown below. The trip shuttles between the ends of the track.

Passengers get to shuttle between ends three times per trip.

Also shown in this photo essay is shunter No. 3, which moved iron ore cars at the docks of the Pennsylvania Railroad on Lake Erie in Cleveland.

Photographs by Edward Ribinskas

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One Response to “Steam in the Mahoning Valley”

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