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Steam in York, PA - 1966

Following our graduation from college, the Q and I embarked on a several-day railfanning expedition to Pennsylvania. One of our stops was in York, where we found some steam action.

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Here is a little 0-4-0T engine, #1251, putting on a show for us.

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#1251 is ex-Reading.

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#1251 shuffling some cabooses.....

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...with this coach at the rear.

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#1251 uses an auxiliary tender that is bigger than she is!

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A little later #1251 was pulling out some passenger cars.

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Great smoke!

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York Southern #1 is a beautifully-proportioned 4-6-0. The York Southern was a predecessor to the famous Ma & Pa. #1 was built in 1913 by Baldwin as #303 for the Mississippi Eastern Railway and was sold several times before ending up in York. She is now on display at the Monticello Railroad Museum in Illinois, looking a lot worse than she does here.