Black River & Western Santa trains, 2017

After an overnight snowstorm in early December, the venerable New Jersey tourist railroad, which I have visited since the late 1960s, ran sold-out Santa trains full of happy passengers, the all-volunteer crew enjoying sharing their love of the railroad with all comers.

Rob Charles and air compressor
Rob Charles and air compressor
Rob Charles cranking lubricator
BR&W 60 and Don Lachenauer engineer
Brakeman Nick Nastasi and #60
Nick Nastasi and #60
Rob Charles and Don Lachenauer
#60 on the Ringoes runaround track
Dumping ash
Engine crew shoveling ash
Don Lachenauer and John E Helbok
60 leaving runaround
North Pole Express at Copper Hill
North Pole Express at Everitts Road
Shane Blische at Flemington
George Hiotis photographs passengers
BRRRHT president Scott Kwiatkowski
Diana Cerne at Flemington
Runaround at Flemington
North Pole Express leaves Flemington

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