Everett Railroad, December 16th, 2017

For many of the weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Everett Railroad brings out their lovely little 2-6-0 and hauls Santa up and down the valley of the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata River in Blair County, Pa., just south of Altoona.  Built in Schenectady, N.Y., in 1920 by Alco  for sugar service in Cuba, but never exported, the locomotive went to railroads in Rhode Island and then upstate New York before going to one of the pioneer operating museums, Rail City in Sandy Pond, N.Y.; after four decades out of service, she came back to life in 2015, thanks to the Everett's owner, Alan Maples, who has a deep love for steam railroading and the desire to share it with new generations.  I saw #11 for the first time in November of 2015, and I admired the countryside through which she now steams (and made some satisfying images); I also met the friendly railroaders of the Everett, and as of mid-2018 I have made 15 trips out there: It never gets old.  On this occasion, I had the company of my friends Ross and Kenny Gochenaur, and we photographed and rode the train together all day.

Zach Hall in steam at Hollidaysburg
On the ash track at Hollidaysburg
Jason Lamb at Hollidaysburg
Trainman at Hollidaysburg
Southbound at Loop Road
Southbound along Reservoir Road
Southbound approaching Brookes Mill
Engineer Jason Lamb at Kladder
Jason Lamb at Hollidaysburg
Neil Myers and overflowing tank
Southbound at "Goat Pond"
Brookes Mills scenery
Northbound at "Goat Pond"
Northbound at "Goat Pond "
Ross and Kenny Gochenaur
Matt Yarnell at Hollidaysburg
Passengers in steam at Hollidaysburg
Girl and boy posing
Families posing at Hollidaysburg
Father and son at Hollidaysburg
A family posing at Hollidaysburg
A little girl meets steam
A little girl meets steam
A little girl meets steam
A little girl meets steam
A little girl meets steam
A little girl meets steam
Young passenger at Hollidaysburg
Passengers at Hollidaysburg
Young passenger at Hollidaysburg
Ross Gochenaur in the combine
Engineer Zach Hall, southbound
Southbound towards the sunset
Southbound
Southbound towards the sunset
Southbound
Southbound towards the sunset
Ross Gochenaur in the combine
Neil Myers at Brookes Mills
Neil Myers at Brookes Mills
2017-12-16 Everett #11 2pm train runaround at Brookes Mills 1 231pm small
2017-12-16 Everett #11 2pm train arriving Hollidaysburg 2 305pm small
2017-12-16 Everett #11 2pm train arriving Hollidaysburg 3 305pm small
2017-12-16 Everett #11 2pm train runaround at Brookes Mills 2 232pm small

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