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Visiting Railfest Weekend at Steamtown

September 5, 2017

Former Baldwin Eddystone Plant switcher No. 26 ran around pulling short excursions through the yard.

A big event here in the New Jersey/Eastern Pennsylvania area is the annual Railfest at Steamtown National Historic Site over Labor Day Weekend. It is a two-day event, featuring displays, train rides and a night photo session. This day was sunny on Saturday morning but turned to overcast skies as the day went on. Here are some highlights.

Photographs by Jack Norris

Original Lackawanna No. 426, a model SC switcher built by EMC, which predates the change to EMD.

The New York, Ontario & Western entered the diesel age in 1941 with the purchase of five GE 44 tonners. This is one of the original five.

Grand Trunk Western 4-8-2 No. 6039.

Nickel Plate Road No. 759 needs no introduction.

Lackawanna painted F-3 #663 pulled caboose rides through the yard.

Reading F-7s 902 & 903 are not owned by Steamtown but reside their when not pulling excursions for the two groups that own them.

Reading T-1 No. 2124 is one of the four T-1s that the Reading preserved for their Iron Horse Rambles. The 2124 was basically a reserve engine for the 2100, 2101 & 2102.

Stewartstown Gets GE Center-Cab Locomotive

January 5, 2016

The Stewartstown Railroad in Pennsylvania has received on loan a GE center-cab locomotive that was built for the U.S. Navy in 1951.

It was presented to the railroad by Michael Ruane, a member of the railroad’s board of directors.

Originally assigned to a Navy facility in Shunaker, Arkansas, the locomotive, which had roster number 15, was for sale in South Bend, Indiana.

On the Stewartstown, it will become No. 12 and be painted into the carrier’s green-and-gold paint livery.

The Stewartstown also has a 35-ton Plymouth (No. 9) and  a 44-ton GE (No. 10).

No. 12 is expected to enter tourist train service over the 7.4-mile railroad.

Pa. Short Line Acquires GE Center-Cab Diesel

September 24, 2014

The Stewartstown Railroad in New Freedom, Pa., has received a 45-ton General Electric center-cab diesel.

The unnumbered locomotive, which arrived by truck, was acquired by an unidentified investor in the railroad from the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley in West Virginia.

Stewartstown president David Williamson said the side-rod unit is in running order but needs several updates to meet Federal Railroad Administration rules.

Williamson was unsure when or if the locomotive will enter service on the 7.4-mile short line. The Stewartstown owns two other locomotives, No. 9, a 35-ton Plymouth, and No. 10, a GE 44-tonner. The latter unit is being leased to the nearby Steam Into History tourist operation.

Members of the affiliated Friends of the Stewartstown Railroad have been replacing ties and cutting brush in an effort to re-open the line, which has not operated since 2004. Motorcar rides are available at Stewartstown on select weekends.