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Chasing Reading & Northern 425, October 2018

Marking 50 years since we first all chased trains together, my father, John E. Helbok, and our friend Richard Boylan spent a day in the mountains between the R. & N.'s "Outer Station" at the north edge of Reading and the resort town of Jim Thorpe.  Another friend, Ross Gochenaur, also shared the ride, and we had a great time with the loudest locomotive in the land.

Chuck Trusdell firing 425
Northbound at Peacock Bridge Kennels
Northbound approaching Molino
Northbound at South Tamaqua
Northbound at Route 309, Hometown
Ross Gochenaur at Route 309 Hometown
Lake Hauto Dam
#425 at the Dam by John E. Helbok
Shane Frederickson at Jim Thorpe
Shane Frederickson at Jim Thorpe
Tyler Glass and Shane Frederickson
425's leaking sander at Jim Thorpe
425's eccentric crank at Jim Thorpe
Richard Boylan & Oren & John Helbok
Rich Bernhardt switching, Jim Thorpe
Shane Frederickson & Rich Bernhardt
425 at Jim Thorpe
425 climbing Hometown Hill
425 climbing Hometown Hill
Southbound at New Ringgold
Southbound at Hamburg
425's gauges at Outer Station
425 at Outer Station, Reading

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