|Steam Into History; Glen Rock, Penn.; November 16, 2013
|Lincoln and the York
Steam Into History has tried to capture some of the feel of railroading in Lincoln's day. The locomotive is a brand new replica of an 1860s 4-4-0, the York, constructed by Klocke Locomotive Works in 2013. While it sports a balloon stack typical of woodburning locomotives, the York burns fuel oil.
|Leviathan at Glen Rock, Penn.
Trips with Leviathan had been scheduled from the previous Saturday through Wednesday, with nothing announced beyond that. Thus I was pleasantly surprised to find Leviathan on the northbound end of the morning train to Hanover Junction. York followed a few minutes behind, and would couple on to the south end of the train for the return trip. The procedure was supposed to be repeated for the afternoon trip, but pesky air brake proble,ems that had plagued Leviathan all week caused it to be pulled off the train just a mile or so out of New Freedom. Alas, it would not be used at night.
|Lincoln rehearses his Gettysburg Address
|York pauses with the night train at Glen Rock
I cannot say enough about the Steam Into History operation. From its locomotive to its quaint coaches to its above-average living history, it is really a great heritage railroad. I look forward to returning someday and shooting more with the York.
|Steam Into History; Railroad, Penn.; November 16, 2013