2017 Reading & Northern 425 Fall Excursions Begin Oct. 7

Reading & Northern 425 steam engine will operate fall foliage trains starting in the Reading area beginning Oct. 7-8, 2017.

R&N 425

Reading & Northern’s Autumn Leaf Excursion en route to Jim Thorpe. -Mike Thomas 10/11/08

Diesel-powered trips will operate Oct. 1, 21-22, and 28-29, while steam-powered trips with 4-6-2 No. 425 will operate Oct. 7-8 and 15.

These trips will originate at the recently opened Reading Outer Station, make a stop in Port Clinton, and then continue on to Jim Thorpe. There, passengers will have some time to explore the city.

Standard seating on diesel-powered trips is $39 per person, with options available for Pullman or parlor car seating. Tickets on steam-powered trips start at $69. Food is included with the price of all tickets.

All trains will leave Outer Station at 9 a.m. and stop at Port Clinton at 10 a.m. The trains will arrive in Jim Thorpe by 12:15 p.m. and depart for return trip at 3:30 p.m.

In addition, on Oct. 14, the railroad will be run a Railfan Steam Special, which will only take passengers at Outer Station, offering railfans the opportunity to ride behind the steam locomotive in an open gondola car for $125 per ticket. Standard coach seating will be $99. Of note for railfans, there will be no auxiliary tender or diesel assist that day.

For more information, go to www.rbmnrr-passenger.com.

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