RTM 2013 Top 10 Moment Countdown #1 – A Great Western Sunrise on the Strasburg RR

Topping the charts at #1, we find ourselves in Pennsylvania Dutch country during an incredible sunrise in February. We are taken back to yesteryear as Great Western decapod #90 pulls a vintage freight through the rural landscape. Enjoy our top moment of the year on the Strasburg Railroad as #90, painted in its original Great Western scheme, and pulls a freight through these breathtaking scenes!

Thank you for following along with us on our Top 10 moments of 2013 and Happy New Year! We also thank you for your support and business making 2013 a great year!

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Moment 2 – Sunset on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor

Coming in at #2: Amtrak’s crossing of the Susquehanna River during a beautiful December sunset. Here we see several Amtrak electric passenger trains traverse the bridge spanning the Susquehanna River on the Sunday following Thanksgiving. This is generally the busiest day of the year for passenger travel on Amtrak’s NEC. Enjoy the interesting activity during the glow of the evening hours. 

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Moment 3 – Western Maryland #729 Helper Service

Moment #3 was ranked as such due to our fascination with helper service, let alone steam helper service! Here Western Maryland #729 pushes a charter freight up the mountain grade to Frostburg, rounding Helmstetter’s Curve. Follow along on this trip uphill as this steam digs in as a helper replicating Western Maryland Railroad helpers from years past!

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Moment 4 – The Horseshoe Curve Special

One of the remarkable events occurring in 2013 was the Horseshoe Curve Special; a public excursion pulled by Nickel Plate 765, operated by NS, and travelling the round trip from Lewistown to Gallitzin, PA via the Horseshoe Curve. Well deserving of our #4 video, we present a brief glimpse of the entire journey following and riding this historic train. Coming in at Moment #4, ride and follow along on the Horseshoe Curve Special!

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Moment 5 – NS 22W Threading the Needle at Cove, PA

Moment #5 follows the Norfolk Southern 22W intermodal train as it pauses at Cove, PA for oncoming traffic on the busy NS Pittsburgh Line. The dispatcher routes a westbound crude oil empty and the eastbound Amtrak Pennsylvanian around 22W before the engineer makes an impressive pull to restart the train east! This is high horsepower at its finest!

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Moment 6 – Spring Showers bring Fireballs and Steam Towers

Amidst squalls of spring showers, we follow the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad’s #734 as it pulls a charter freight to Frostburg, MD. Moment #6 is filled with rain, fireballs, and steam as we record the action from the cab and on the ground. Follow along on this intense movement up the mountain!

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