Happy Christmas from Tracking the Light: Doubleheaded Steam.

Santa Trains at Minersville; a Reading revival, 12 photos for Christmas!

Ho ho ho! Fuji X-T1 with 55-200mm lens.
Ho ho ho, Minersville! Fuji X-T1 with 55-200mm lens.
Central Railroad of New Jersey 113 exposed with a Fuji X-T1 with 18-55mm lens.
Central Railroad of New Jersey 113 exposed with a Fuji X-T1 with 18-55mm lens.

On December 14, 2014, Reading & Northern 425 teamed up with recently restored Central Railroad of New Jersey 0-6-0 113 to work R&N Santa Trains between Minersville and Cressona, Pennsylvania.

Pat Yough and I made the effort to visit, and were rewarded with some dramatic action. I used this as a further opportunity to experiment with the Fuji X-T1.

CNJ 113 cylinder head detail. Exposed with a Canon EOS 7D with 100mm lens.
CNJ 113 cylinder head detail. Exposed with a Canon EOS 7D with 100mm lens.
CNJ 113 plates, exposed with Canon EOS 7D with 100mm lens.
CNJ 113 plates, exposed with Canon EOS 7D with 100mm lens.
Reading & Northern 425 and CNJ 113 doublehead passed the old Reading Company station at Cressona, Pennsylvania. I've intentionally clipped the pilot of 425 with the station to create visual tension. (I made several photos with the more conventional framing, but I don't find those as interesting to look at.) Fuji X-T1 with 55-200mm lens.
Reading & Northern 425 and CNJ 113 doublehead passed the old Reading Company station at Cressona, Pennsylvania. I’ve intentionally clipped the pilot of 425 with the station to create visual tension. (I made several photos with the more conventional framing, but I don’t find those as interesting to look at.) Fuji X-T1 with 55-200mm lens.
Cressona, Pennsylvania. Exposed with Fuji X-T1 with 55-200mm lens.
Cressona, Pennsylvania. Exposed with Fuji X-T1 with 55-200mm lens.
R&N 425 and CNJ 113 at work. Fuji X-T1 with 18-55mm lens.
R&N 425 and CNJ 113 at work. Fuji X-T1 with 18-55mm lens.
Santa Train at Minersville, Pennsylvania. Exposed with Fuji X-T1 with 18-55mm lens.
Santa Train at Minersville, Pennsylvania. Exposed with Fuji X-T1 with 18-55mm lens.
Central Railroad of New Jersey 113 back across the road at Minersville. R&N's policeman did a great job of directing traffic. Fuji X-T1 with 18-55mm lens.
Central Railroad of New Jersey 113 back across the road at Minersville. R&N’s policeman did a great job of directing traffic. Fuji X-T1 with 18-55mm lens.
Detail view of Reading & Northern 425's crosshead. Exposed with a Lumix LX7.
Detail view of Reading & Northern 425’s crosshead. Exposed with a Lumix LX7.
Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!

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