Minersville Santa Trains, December 2017

Every year since 2013, Railway Restoration Project 113 has partnered with the Reading & Northern Railroad to run Santa trains from Minersville to Schuylkill Haven, Pa. -- three crowded trains on each of two December days.  Project 113's all-volunteer crew, which includes a number of teenagers and 20-somethings, works alongside the R. & N.'s employees, and Mr. and Mrs. Claus, to make every trip a success.

Mike Fenstermaker at Minersville
Mike Fenstermaker at Minersville
Jake Pothering firing at Minersville
Jake Pothering raking at Minersville
Jake Pothering firing at Minersville
Chris Bost smiling at Minersville
Mike Fenstermaker switching
Mike Fenstermaker switching
Jesse Dorn swapping a whistle
Jake Pothering raking at Minersville
Jake Pothering raking at Minersville
Jake Pothering raking at Minersville
Jake Pothering raking at Minersville
Group photo at Minersville
Chris Hohman at Minersville
Young visitor to cab at Minersville
Southbound at Westwood Jct
10:30 trip southbound at Glenworth
10:30 train at West Cressona
Northbound at Schuylkill Haven
10:30 trip northbound at Glenworth
10:30 trip northbound at Glenworth
Nathan Kelly greasing at Minersville
Aaron Divel and Michael Hostetter
Aaron Divel and Michael Hostetter
Southbound at Wilder Street
1 p.m. trip northbound at Marlin
Northbound at West Cressona
outhbound at West Cressona

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