Sunday, December 25, 2011
Steam Surprise for Christmas
Rail fans throughout Empire City were treated to a surprise visit from a Pennsylvania Railroad 4-8-2 Steam Engine on Christmas Eve. The locomotive was placed in freight service to accommodate the busy Christmas rush by a crafty road foreman of engines. The P.R.R. plans to run the train through New Years Day on various freight assignments and possibly a passenger train assignment.
Pennsylvania Railroad 4-8-2 Mountain Type Locomotive leads along string of coal cars on Christmas Eve
The 4-8-2 descends on the Industrial District bypass
Naughty kids in Empire City were getting nervous seeing this long string of loaded coal hoppers heading for Empire City.
The train is seen above heading for the Empire City drainage canal bridge
A close of some of the coal cars that had the bad kids on edge