Reading Northern Jim Thorpe

Watercolor… the Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad (RBMN) acquired ex-Gulf, Mobile and Northern (GMN), a 1928 Baldwin, 4-6-2 Pacific Class, steam locomotive in 1983. GMN retired the locomotive in 1950 and she moved around through an assortment of scenic, tourist lines before finding her current home in Port Clinton. RBMN #425 received its distinctive blue paint in 1992 and pulled excursions until 1996. A restoration was completed in 2007 and in 2008 she re-enterd service. From 2012 into 2013… #425 went into the Strasburg Rail Road (SRC) Backshop for upgrades and further work… returning in 2013, to power Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway (LGSR) excursions out of the former Central New Jersey (CNJ) station in Jim Thorpe. RBMN 425 can generally be found pulling LGSR passenger coaches during major National Holidays. That Railroad Express Agency (REA), 1953 Ford Courier, is long gone… REA declared bankruptcy in 1975.

Size of Painting: 14" x 20" ... a giclee print is 9x12" on 11x14" paper.

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