Reading & Northern #425 In Winter
Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad
Locomotive #425 sports a deep blue paint scheme the result of its 1992 paint job inspired by former Reading Company engineer Charles W. Kachel.
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.
- 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
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