Everett Railroad No. 11 passes Loop Road.
Last in a series
No sooner did Ed Ribinskas return from a four-day weekend in search of steam in eastern Pennsylvania, but he was on the road again to capture steam on the Everett Railroad in central Pennsylvania.
Based in Hollidaysburg near Altoona, the Everett like the Reading Blue Mountain & Northern that Ed had chased a week earlier, is a short-line freight railroad that also operates steam locomotives.
Ed and fellow Akron Railroad Club member Jeff Troutman spent the weekend of Oct. 15-16 chasing Everett’s 2-6-0 Mogul-type steamer while also spending time on Horseshoe Curve.
He was able to get No. 11 in Holidaysburg and at such intermediate points as along Loop Road, at Kladder and crossing the Little Juniata River.
Everett No. 11 was built in 1920 by Alco’s Cooke Works in Patterson, New Jersey.
Built by Alco with an eye toward export to Cuba, No. 11 never made it to the island nation and instead worked for the Narragansett Pier Railroad in Rhode Island.
It later worked in New York state before being retired in 1949. It had a series of owners before winding up on the Everett Railroad in 2006.
It was stored for a time on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad before being restored to operating condition.
It returned to operation in October 2015.
Photographs by Edward Ribinskas