We will began the day before
at Pittsburgh's "Old Coach Yard". These folks were
actually friendly. I guess this was back in the days
when railroads were afforded a more relaxed attitude.
Both engines set "cold" awaiting the next day's excursion in the Coach Yard.
The workers on the 2102 invited us to look inside. Looking out the fireman's window, the fireman's backhead, the engineer's side of the cab.
Looking at nearby Penn Station were the excursion's coaches were stored.
the following day just outside of Pittsburgh
about 3 miles East of Greensburg
Between Wilkinsburg and Altoona crossing a stone bridge
Arriving at Johnstown were the train will make an unscheduled stop as #2102's crew inspect the running gear for problems. This was just the beginning of troubles for this excursion !
The excursion continues on as both engines slip their drivers leaving Johnstown.
#4070's engineer as the train passes through Derry Pa.
passing by the Jeannette PA. station
notice the kids going fishing are surprised to see steam
also a close-up of the SW7 #9097 and transfer caboose still lettered PC #18551
The steam engines descend Horseshoe Curve separated
from their train. Here the #4070,
with steam coming out of it's tender ( ie. no water left
inside) passes by with the 2102 and diesel escort.