Sunday, July 24, 2011
Views of the Packsaddle and Conemaugh River Valley
This PRR photograph was taken in the vicinity of milepost 299 looking up the Conemaugh River Valley. The PRR right of way ROW is to the right.
Here is a special steam powered excursion, October 1976, at about milepost 299 looking east up the Conemaugh River valley. Seen on the right are enthusiastic passengers leaning out open windows of the 1920's era passenger equipment. One passenger has a microphone to record the sound of the former Reading Railroad locomotive number 2102 up ahead. The white cloud to the right is steam exhaust from the locomotive. In the distance at the bottom of the mountain can be seen the outline of the ROW from left to right center.