"A belated Christmas gift from the Reading & Northern came today in the form of the return to steam, after 11 long years, of the ex GM&N 425....or 4 & a quarter as she is affectionately called.
They put on a great show as it ran from North Reading, PA to Haucks, PA, turning on the wye there, and then heading back to Port Clinton, PA with a dinner stop at the restored Tamaqua Station.
Thanks to Andy Mueller and the people of the R&N Steam program for a wonderful and memorable day."
Photos and captions are by Kermit Geary Jr. (Annotations are by me because some of the place names do not appear on a regular road map.)
At speed through New Ringgold, PA
Highballing through Reynolds, PA
(Reynolds is just west of Rt. 443 between New Ringgold and South Tamaqua)
HiBall through Tamaqua, PA