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Slogging up to Locust Summit

Reading 2-8-2 No. 1751 (Baldwin 1916) pounds uphill toward Locust Summit, Pa., on June 10, 1940. The pusher engine on the rear is not too far from the Mikado, an indication of the severity of the grade. Harold K. Vollrath photo

Posted 7/22/2011 1:25:54 PM by Jeanne
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  • re:Slogging up to Locust Summit

    A rare and great shot of a class M-1 with a homebuilt auxilary water car slugging it out on the 2.6% Locust Summit grade. Probably another class M-1 Mikado, an I-9 consolidation or possilby an N class 2-8-8-2 on the rear. Again, where is the time machine to take us back to this day?
  • Slogging up to Locust Summit

    My brother worked summers while going to college on the Reading...and esp. On this branch. It was near Mt. Carmel/Ashland,PA. what stories he had. They didn,t take to "Collge Boys" too well and he always got thr grunge jobs