Dan Kirby Photography . 118 S. County Line Road . Telford . PA . 18969
I have seen this view many times as I drive around one of my favorite spots near home. Today, with the sun quickly setting, I finally decided to take the shot. This is a view from the intersection of Fell and Morwood Roads in Franconia. It was actually shot through the windshield of the Jeep.
Daniel and I had yet to catch Reading & Northern 425 double heading with CNJ Project 113's steam engine this year. On two previous attempts, the 113 ended up with mechanical issues. Today would be the last try for us this year, and we were not disappointed, as 425 and 113 teamed up to pull the Minersville Santa Trains. Photos cannot describe the sound of two steam engine whistles echoing through the mountains of Schuylkill County. This definitely is up there as one of our top 3 train chases ever. Steam and snow, you just can't beat it!
There is still something special about getting Christmas cards in the mail.