Colebrookdale Railroad EMD GP10 #7236 . Boyertown . Pennsylvania . Watercolor . 14" x 20"
... In January of 2016, the Colebrookdale Railroad (CRR) acquired former LOCX (Mobile Locomotive Services, Inc.) #2944, former Juniata Terminal Company, former Conrail, former Pennsylvania Railroad EMD GP10. Now painted in a deep blue and black color scheme and renumbered as locomotive #7236. Illustrated... south out of Boyertown, Colebrookdale #7236 pulling ex Canadian National Parlour Cars #5033, the "Storm King" and #4970, "Dawn Treader" and dining car #5038, open gondola #2764 and their red Pennsylvania caboose #477768... has just crossed the Mill Street overpass, approaching the old, iron trestle bridging Ironstone Creek at milepost 7.30. This thru-truss bridge was built in 1905 for the Reading Railroad (RDG) by the Phoenix Bridge Company and originally carried track over the river at Port Clinton, PA. When the Reading closed its Pulpit Rock Tunnel in 1926 and redirected the course of the Schuylkill Riverbed, this bridge was abandoned. The bridge was salvaged by the Reading and relocated to its present alignment on the Colebrookdale Spur in 1927. For the most part, the Colebrookdale follows the "Secret Valley Line" along the Ironstone Creek between Boyertown and Pottstown.