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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 09/03/07 at 21:50:17 - 'IMGP8815.jpg' 150 KB
Last one... the only one that came out half-decient.

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 09/03/07 at 21:46:04 - 'IMGP8806.jpg' 124 KB
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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 09/03/07 at 21:40:26 - 'IMGP8805.jpg' 167 KB
65 was busy getting fired up the Murder Mystery Train this evening.

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 09/03/07 at 21:35:48 - 'IMGP8792.jpg' 237 KB
South through Trexler...

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 09/03/07 at 21:30:00 - 'IMGP8790.jpg' 186 KB
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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 09/03/07 at 21:26:15 - 'IMGP8789.jpg' 196 KB
From the field... the lighting was perfect.

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 09/03/07 at 21:24:30 - 'IMGP8788.jpg' 189 KB
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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 09/03/07 at 21:23:18 - 'IMGP8787.jpg' 193 KB
The conductor flags the crossing for 7258 at Wanamaker.

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 09/03/07 at 21:19:54 - 'IMGP8784.jpg' 214 KB
End of the Line...

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 09/03/07 at 21:13:02 - 'IMGP8782.jpg' 178 KB
Northbound; through the little village of Trexler.

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 09/03/07 at 21:09:23 - 'IMGP8777.jpg' 111 KB
For a diesel day, the train was pretty full for the first 2 runs.

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 09/03/07 at 21:05:58 - 'IMGP8771.jpg' 171 KB
All coupled up at Wanamaker.

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 09/03/07 at 21:01:44 - 'IMGP8764.jpg' 173 KB
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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 09/03/07 at 20:58:00 - 'IMGP8763.jpg' 172 KB
Seems like I'm the only railfan who's been up here lately... these are from Saturday.

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Re: A Walk Down the Old ROW - By Christian_S. on 08/24/07 at 22:38:27 - 'july07_089.jpg' 404 KB
Looking down the line at the northern end of the mill parking lot. This is where the current active trackage ends, and the Kempton station and yards can be seen in the distance, with #65 visible toward the right. The entire Schuykill & Lehigh (S&L) branch of the Reading has now long since passed into history, save for the WK&S's 3 short miles. A stroll down the old ROW is a solemn reminder of what could have been the fate of the entire railroad, were it not for the foresight and dedication of the hard-working volunteers of the Hawk Mountain line. Long live the WK&S!
 
-Chris

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Re: A Walk Down the Old ROW - By Christian_S. on 08/24/07 at 22:29:42 - 'july07_083.jpg' 321 KB
The tracks pass right by the Albright Mill in the middle of town. Once the location of the original Kempton station, the right-of-way now serves as a parking lot for the mill employees, with cars strewn in hap-hazard fashion across the tracks.

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Re: A Walk Down the Old ROW - By Christian_S. on 08/24/07 at 22:27:02 - 'july07_079.jpg' 446 KB
Another view looking down the line south toward North Albany.

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Re: A Walk Down the Old ROW - By Christian_S. on 08/24/07 at 22:24:14 - 'july07_078.jpg' 375 KB
On-the-rail shot peering down the line through the weeds - some of them waist high - a dismal sight indeed.

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Re: A Walk Down the Old ROW - By Christian_S. on 08/24/07 at 22:22:00 - 'july07_077.jpg' 408 KB
Looking down the line into town. The tractor trailer in the distance sits on the remains of the abandoned passing track, clearly visible among the weeds and brush.

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Re: A Walk Down the Old ROW - By Christian_S. on 08/24/07 at 22:18:59 - 'july07_076.jpg' 367 KB
A stone abutment separates the tracks from several houses along the right-of-way. Notice how the tracks curve off to the right, while the ties remain in place to the left. The old siding at Kempton has long since been torn up, and all that remain are the empty ties.

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Re: A Walk Down the Old ROW - By Christian_S. on 08/24/07 at 22:14:58 - 'july07_075.jpg' 407 KB
Looking south toward North Albany. Weeds are beginning to grow all along the line, and many of the old wooden ties, neglected and in disrepair, are slowly beginning to rot away.

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Re: A Walk Down the Old ROW - By Christian_S. on 08/24/07 at 22:12:00 - 'july07_073.jpg' 394 KB
The tracks pass right by the backyards of several homes along Route 737 in town. However, the sound of a whistle and the chug of a steam locomotive has not been heard over these rails for quite some time.

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Re: A Walk Down the Old ROW - By Christian_S. on 08/24/07 at 22:09:24 - 'july07_071.jpg' 408 KB
Closer to Kempton, the right-of-way curves through the forest over a small culvert as it nears town.

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A Walk Down the Old ROW - By Christian_S. on 08/24/07 at 22:05:51 - 'july07_069.jpg' 390 KB
On a recent trip to Kempton, my brother and I decided to explore the old right-of-way south of town to North Albany. These 1.2 miles of track were purchased by the WK&S when the Reading abandoned the line south of Kempton in 1972. This section of track was used semi-regularly by the railroad through the 1990's, but has not seen a train for the past several years now.  
 
Here is a view from the southern terminus of the railroad at North Albany. This truly is the "end of the line"!

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By WM734 on 07/15/07 at 18:40:35 - 'WKSJuly07_008_2_34_asdf.jpg' 151 KB
Great pics Boomer.  The Christmas shots brought back some good times.
 
Here is the link to my photos from July 15, 2007.  I had a wonderful time at WK&S!  LINK URL
 
-Colin

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By boomer_Bob on 07/11/07 at 12:48:41 - '1203062.jpg' 130 KB
Thanks J.M.  I like the shot too. The snow makes me forget the hot weather now.
 
Adam, your videos are awesome.  
 
Here's another shot I found from 2006 Santa Claus Specials. It was right after the last trip on 12/03. One of their guys said it was set up for photos. I didn't know that other diesel ran?
 
Boomer

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 07/09/07 at 22:29:46 - 'IMGP8281.jpg' 152 KB
Last one. I'm glad you enjoyed your day Tom; it was a blast.

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 07/09/07 at 22:26:53 - 'IMGP8274.jpg' 121 KB
I put my "Good for all day" ticket to good use, riding the train twice.

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 07/09/07 at 22:15:48 - 'IMGP8273.jpg' 228 KB
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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 07/09/07 at 22:13:19 - 'IMGP8270.jpg' 126 KB
This was first shot from the field this season.

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 07/09/07 at 22:08:08 - 'IMGP8265.jpg' 204 KB
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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 07/09/07 at 22:05:01 - 'IMGP8260.jpg' 134 KB
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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 07/09/07 at 22:00:55 - 'IMGP8253.jpg' 169 KB
At the water plug.

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 07/09/07 at 21:59:25 - 'IMGP8252.jpg' 136 KB
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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 07/09/07 at 21:57:25 - 'IMGP8251.jpg' 158 KB
With the pops lifted, 65 glides through Stiensville.

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 07/09/07 at 21:56:21 - 'IMGP8250.jpg' 158 KB
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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 07/09/07 at 21:53:47 - 'IMGP8247.jpg' 200 KB
I'll post some shots from WK&S I got yesterday.

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By boomer_Bob on 07/09/07 at 17:52:23 - 'wkssnow1.jpg' 156 KB
I found this from the 2002 Santa Specials. I took it while old 65 took a break after the last trip. What do you think?  
 
Boomer

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By amtrakwpk on 07/09/07 at 14:37:56 - 'WKS8.jpg' 136 KB
Final photo.  It was a great day, can't wait to go back again!

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By amtrakwpk on 07/09/07 at 14:36:55 - 'WKS7.jpg' 149 KB
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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By amtrakwpk on 07/09/07 at 14:35:58 - 'WKS6.jpg' 105 KB
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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By amtrakwpk on 07/09/07 at 14:34:54 - 'WKS5.jpg' 112 KB
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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By amtrakwpk on 07/09/07 at 14:33:55 - 'WKS4.jpg' 112 KB
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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By amtrakwpk on 07/09/07 at 14:32:53 - 'WKS3.jpg' 115 KB
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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By amtrakwpk on 07/09/07 at 14:31:50 - 'WKS2-2.jpg' 128 KB
Yep I chased the 1pm and 3pm trains.  Here are some more photos...

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By amtrakwpk on 07/09/07 at 09:23:51 - 'WKS1.jpg' 128 KB
Hey All!
 
I went to WK&S this past Sunday for the first time and had an awsome time.  Here are some photos from the day...

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 06/11/07 at 17:10:36 - 'IMGP7697.jpg' 130 KB
Last one.
 
I had fun walkin' up and down the line WK&S. It was worth the trip. I can't wait to get back up there.
 
Be sure to check out my video in the WK&S Videos Thread.
 
- Adam

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 06/11/07 at 17:07:58 - 'IMGP7696.jpg' 200 KB


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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 06/11/07 at 17:06:39 - 'IMGP7695.jpg' 220 KB
Furmans Grove. Here comes my train.

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 06/11/07 at 17:04:46 - 'IMGP7683.jpg' 261 KB
This is just south of Two Bridges.

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 06/11/07 at 17:02:37 - 'IMGP7682.jpg' 253 KB
Mileplost 28.

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 06/11/07 at 17:01:06 - 'IMGP7680.jpg' 146 KB
Hawk Mountain.

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 06/11/07 at 16:54:08 - 'IMGP7676.jpg' 205 KB
I then walked up to the pair of bridges to wait for the return.

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 06/11/07 at 16:51:44 - 'IMGP7674.jpg' 249 KB
The 2:00 train climbs the slight hill past the Grove.

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 06/11/07 at 16:49:58 - 'IMGP7673.jpg' 255 KB
I got off the train at Furmans Grove, so I could then walk the line a bit.

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 06/11/07 at 16:45:32 - 'IMGP7666.jpg' 139 KB
The crowd looks over the engine and her train.

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 06/11/07 at 16:43:35 - 'IMGP7665.jpg' 125 KB
I rode the first train. It was a blast riding in the caboose.

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 06/11/07 at 16:42:08 - 'IMGP7664.jpg' 122 KB
65 passing 2. Sadly, no plans are to restore this neat little engine.

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 06/11/07 at 16:40:22 - 'IMGP7657.jpg' 127 KB
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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 06/11/07 at 16:39:03 - 'IMGP7655.jpg' 166 KB
The thing that makes 65 so unique, is that she is one of the few tank engines I know of that has full running gear (not to mention Walchaersts valve gear).

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 06/11/07 at 16:36:55 - 'IMGP7651.jpg' 125 KB
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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 06/11/07 at 16:35:19 - 'IMGP7650.jpg' 138 KB
The 602.

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 06/11/07 at 16:33:55 - 'IMGP7649.jpg' 156 KB
7258 with 602 behind her in the shop.

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By PennRailVideos on 06/11/07 at 16:32:34 - 'IMGP7646.jpg' 132 KB
I got my first glimpse of 65 yesterday. She looks better than ever.

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Re: Engine Discussion: #602 - By PennRailVideos on 06/11/07 at 16:28:13 - 'IMGP7703.jpg' 164 KB
Other side.

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Re: Engine Discussion: #602 - By PennRailVideos on 06/11/07 at 16:24:35 - 'IMGP7702.jpg' 149 KB
Yesterday, they managed to get one engine on 602 running. They plan is to have her as a back-up diesel to 7258.

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By LegendZ26 on 06/04/07 at 12:01:10 - 'GTZ1-24.jpg' 91 KB
Sadley there are no plans for #2 as she sits in the deadline just down the tracks from the Kempton Station!

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By LegendZ26 on 06/04/07 at 11:58:05 - 'GTZ1-23.jpg' 91 KB
Off on another run to Wanamaker with the second and not as filled train.

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By LegendZ26 on 06/04/07 at 11:55:45 - 'GTZ1-22.jpg' 86 KB
A little steam action as the air hoses are laced and the air is cut in!!

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By LegendZ26 on 06/04/07 at 11:53:51 - 'GTZ1-21.jpg' 85 KB
And yet another low angle view of WK&S #65 approaching her train at Kempton.

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By LegendZ26 on 06/04/07 at 11:51:05 - 'GTZ1-20.jpg' 87 KB
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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By LegendZ26 on 06/04/07 at 11:43:04 - 'GTZ1-19.jpg' 122 KB
The runaround for the 2 PM trip!

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By LegendZ26 on 06/04/07 at 11:41:23 - 'GTZ1-18.jpg' 119 KB
Wild Mary track Speeder #211

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By LegendZ26 on 06/04/07 at 11:38:59 - 'GTZ1-17.jpg' 107 KB
WK&S 45 tonner 7258

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By LegendZ26 on 06/04/07 at 11:35:05 - 'GTZ1-16.jpg' 109 KB
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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By LegendZ26 on 06/04/07 at 11:33:25 - 'GTZ1-15.jpg' 113 KB
Such a proud looking locomotive!

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By LegendZ26 on 06/04/07 at 11:31:12 - 'GTZ1-14.jpg' 107 KB
65 getting a lttle attention before the departure!

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By LegendZ26 on 06/04/07 at 11:29:26 - 'GTZ1-13.jpg' 114 KB
65 and her historic train all put together at Wanamaker!

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By LegendZ26 on 06/04/07 at 11:26:03 - 'GTZ1-12.jpg' 100 KB
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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By LegendZ26 on 06/04/07 at 11:24:09 - 'GTZ1-11.jpg' 76 KB
Another low angle shot of 65!

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By LegendZ26 on 06/04/07 at 11:21:24 - 'GTZ1-10.jpg' 103 KB
65 Running around her train at Wanamaker!!

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By LegendZ26 on 06/04/07 at 11:18:55 - 'GTZ1-9.jpg' 107 KB
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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By LegendZ26 on 06/04/07 at 11:16:21 - 'GTZ1-8.jpg' 101 KB
The old girls builders plate!!

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By LegendZ26 on 06/04/07 at 11:14:09 - 'GTZ1-7.jpg' 89 KB
Another view of 65!

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By LegendZ26 on 06/04/07 at 11:12:16 - 'GTZ1-6.jpg' 86 KB
1942 Ex Reading Caboose # 92936.

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By LegendZ26 on 06/04/07 at 11:06:34 - 'GTZ1-4.jpg' 115 KB
512 again.

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By LegendZ26 on 06/04/07 at 11:04:41 - 'GTZ1-3.jpg' 122 KB
Restored and rare ex L&NE 4 wheel Bobber Caboose!! # 512

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By LegendZ26 on 06/04/07 at 11:01:20 - 'GTZ1-2.jpg' 101 KB
The Running Gear of Porter 0-6-0 number 65!

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By RR_Photographer on 05/20/07 at 19:18:26 - '100_1943_14_1.jpg' 79 KB
And finally, approaching yard limits at Kempton.

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By RR_Photographer on 05/20/07 at 19:15:44 - '100_1941_13_1.jpg' 227 KB
Approaching Trexler...

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By RR_Photographer on 05/20/07 at 19:13:53 - '100_1939_12_1.jpg' 207 KB
Southbound out of Wanamakers.

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By RR_Photographer on 05/20/07 at 19:11:52 - '100_1935_15_1.jpg' 164 KB
Waiting to leave...

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By RR_Photographer on 05/20/07 at 19:10:27 - '100_1931_0_9_1.jpg' 88 KB
South of the crossing...

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By RR_Photographer on 05/20/07 at 19:07:55 - '100_1930_10_1.jpg' 170 KB
Running around the train at Wanamakers.

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By RR_Photographer on 05/20/07 at 19:06:17 - '100_1925_0_6_1.jpg' 133 KB
A shot through the trees just beyond Wanamakers...

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By RR_Photographer on 05/20/07 at 19:05:06 - '100_1922_0_5_1.jpg' 162 KB
And passing over the bridge...

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By RR_Photographer on 05/20/07 at 19:03:49 - '100_1921_4_1.jpg' 222 KB
I took a video at Trexler, which I will try to post later. Here is 7258 blowing through Steinsville.

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By RR_Photographer on 05/20/07 at 19:02:00 - '100_1918_3_1.jpg' 145 KB
Coupled up and ready to leave with the 2 o'clock train.

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By RR_Photographer on 05/20/07 at 18:59:49 - '100_1916_2_1.jpg' 126 KB
602 was in front of the shed, with 65, 4, and a speeder inside.

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Re: WK&S Photo Thread #2 - By RR_Photographer on 05/20/07 at 18:58:10 - '100_1915_8_1.jpg' 129 KB
Running around the train...


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