Two and a half weeks after the second Iron Horse Ramble, the Reading & Northern announced a surprise change of schedule: the third Iron Horse Ramble would be a doubleheader, with Pacific-type locomotive #425 joining #2102 on the August 13th excursion from Reading to Jim Thorpe. This was the only time the two locomotives doubleheaded in 2022, and it was their first doubleheader since the 1988 railfan weekend on the original Blue Mountain & Reading Railroad. The 2nd volume of "Return of the Iron Horse Rambles" begins with coverage of this rare doubleheader. On a picture perfect summer day, #2102 led #425 from the new Outer Station in North Reading to Jim Thorpe in the morning, then back to the steam shop in Port Clinton in the afternoon.|
On September 3rd, #2102 pulled the fourth and final Ramble of 2022 on the familiar Reading to Jim Thorpe route. Our coverage of the outbound trip features a mix of trackside footage and cameras mounted in the cab and on the locomotive. As always,
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