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Test and Tune Weekend - More info to come
April 7th & 8th Reading Blue Mountain Northern
March 16th Colebrookdale
March 17th Allentown & Auburn
March 18th West Chester
Saturday tentative itinerary:
Set-on Sat April 7 in Pottsville (one or more porta-johns will be available)
Safety meeting and then we will back out of Pottsville to the main line at Mine.(about 3 miles) From Mine we will travel to Westwood jct, near Minersville, where we will take the left fork and travel to the end of the line at Good Spring. On the way we will travel out the Swatara Branch as far as possible (2 miles or less) and back out. After turning at Good Spring, we will travel to the station at Schuylkill Haven for a toilet break. This beautifully restored station is now the RBMN passenger department office. After our break we will travel south to RBMN’s new Reading outer station where we will turn and have lunch. After lunch we will head back to Pottsville and take the line as far as possible toward Middleport. Depending on how much track is open we will either back to the wye at Lager Jct or turn and go back. We will then back about ˝ mile into Pottsville ending the Saturday trip. Cars will be set for Sunday and can be left on the track and trailers can be left in the parking area. Depending on car storage, we should total about 110+ miles.
Sunday tentative itinerary:
Safety meeting and then we will travel to Port Clinton where we will turn the cars and have a toilet break. On the way we will pull in and back out of the Auburn Branch. (about a mile depending on car storage) After turning we will go to Tamaqua where we will back out the Greenwood Branch toward Lansford as far as possible (3-4 miles). We will then go into Tamaqua for our lunch/toilet break. After break we will go north through the Tamaqua Tunnel and turn the speeders on the wye at Haucks. After turning we may take a short break at Tamaqua and another at Port Clinton where we will turn and head back to Pottsville. Train traffic may cause a change to our schedule. We may have to take a siding and wait for a train.
Total miles will be about 90 for the Sunday trip.
Video clips from the DELMARVA Toys for Tots runs.
This will be a NARCOA excursion. All NARCOA rules will be enforced. All cars will be inspected. There is a 45 car limit. Price is $225 per car.
No full refunds guaranteed after March 19, 2018.
For information contact Gary Shrey:
E-mail: Gshrey@aol.com Home: 717-227-9628 Cell: 717-586-3101
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Join us on April 7 & 8 for an excursion on the Reading Blue Mountain & Northern RR. The price for the excursion will be $225.00 per car. This price will include:
All fees to the railroad
Saturday & Sunday parking in Pottsville
One or more porta-johns where needed