Many Never to Operate Again

Pennsylvania Railroad 1223 at Carpenters on the Strasburg Rail Road in Pennsylvania on Sept. 8, 1989.

Back in 1989 I saw such a variety of steam operating on main lines, branch lines and tourist railroads. Many of us thought this would be around for yearly outings. As it turned out it was not to be. Shown here are some of the locomotives that were operating in 1989 but now may never return in operation.

Article and Photographs by Edward Ribinskas

Nickel Plate Road 587 at McComb, Ohio, June 17, 1989.

Canadian Pacific 1238 on Alleghany Central at Frostburg, Maryland, on Aug. 31, 1989.

Canadian Pacific 2317 on Tunkhannock Viaduct at Nicholson, Pennsylvania, Sept. 4, 1989.

PRR 1223 on the Strasburg Rail Road on Sept. 8, 1989.

Canadian Pacific 1278 on the Gettysburg Railroad at Biglerville, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 9, 1989.

Canadian Pacific 1278 at Idaville, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 9, 1989.

Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus with Grand Trunk Western 4070 at Peninsula on the Cuyahoga Valley Line on Oct. 28, 1989.

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