Reading & Northern #425 Fall Excursion

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Perspective is everything!

Locomotive #425 sports a deep blue paint scheme the result of its 1992 paint job inspired by former Reading Company engineer Charles W. Kachel.

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Originally built for the Gulf Mobile and Northern Railroad back in 1928, the locomotive has gone through many railroads, number and paint colors over the years.

A Pacific type light 4-6-2 steam locomotive, she was built to haul passengers on the Gulf Mobile & Northern Railroad which ran lines from Mobile, Alabama north to Jackson, Tennessee. #425 was a Pacific type locomotive that predominately a steam passenger locomotive during her service and was retired in 1950 from the then Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad.

Quick Facts

  • Rail Line: Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad, Pennsylvania
  • Train Name: #425 Pacific type steam
  • Tractive Effort:35,156 lbf
  • Power type: 4-6-2 Steam Locomotive Pacific Class
  • Builder: Baldwin Locomotive Works
  • Build Date: 1928

If you’ve ever taken a ride on the Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad (AKA Reading & Northern #425) or a train like this let us know in the comments below! Would love to hear your experience on this classic piece of history!

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