June 03, 2019 09:19PM avatar
Hi everyone!

On May 26th, 2019, I ventured up I-81 to Scranton, Pennsylvania to visit some friends of mine who are volunteers at Steamtown National Historic Site. Knowing that Baldwin Locomotive Works 0-6-0 #26 was running I decided once again to showcase what these hard working individuals do on a (mostly) volunteer basis to keep steam alive in the hard coal region of Pennsylvania. I hope you enjoy these photos!

"Sunrise at 7": Hostler Jerry Dziedzic works hard on the fire of Baldwin Locomotive Works 0-6-0 #26 in the early morning hours of another day of steam railroading at Steamtown National Historic Site. On this particular morning, Jerry arrived to the engine with a bank that was almost out. Even with some stressful conditions, he had the fire back up in no time as #26 began to build pressure once again inside the former Lackawanna Railroad roundhouse in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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"Stablemates": Former Canadian Pacific #2317 and Canadian National #3254 sleep peacefully inside the former Lackawanna Railroad roundhouse at the Steamtown National Historic Site. Once stalwart and trusted motive power for this mecca of steam, both engines since 2010 and 2012 respectfully have napped peacefully awaiting the warmth of a fire once again. It is unknown to many what lies in store for either locomotive as projects are always dependent on the funding and time available.

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At about 7:45 am Engineer Chris Labar began stuffing various pins with Alemite soft grease...

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Silhouetted by the early morning light entering through the roundhouse doors of the former Lackawanna roundhouse, Fireman Mike Rinkunas chats with the other crew members aboard Baldwin Locomotive Works #26 as Canadian National and stablemate #3254 patiently waits for her next call to duty.

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Mike Wilson
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