On the 24th of June, Project 113 hosted a potluck picnic that attracted more than two dozen people, all celebrating the contributions that all of these volunteers and supporters have made over the past year -- yes, some monetary contributions, but more importantly the...

Although only two Central Railroad of New Jersey steam locomotives survive to this day, including our #113, bits and pieces of others have made it to the present day. Thanks to the generosity of another New Jersey native, James Barkelew, Project 113 now owns the headli...

It takes a lot of work to keep a steam locomotive in running condition, and we count on dozens of volunteers to do that work.  Especially if you have some mechanical experience, we need YOU to come on down to the Minersville Station and get your hands dirty.  This fall...

 

The Winter 2015-16 issue of Susquehanna Life magazine features a four-page article on #113 and the volunteers who have made her go. Written by our Web site architect, Oren B. Helbok, the spread includes his photographs of the engine and just a few of the MANY people w...

On Saturday, the 19th of March, join us for Easter Trains, departing from the Minersville Station.  Trains will depart at 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m.; all trains will run to the south, through Marlin, Westwood Junction, Cressona, and Schuylkill Haven.  We do not have all...

 

Our locomotive's operating schedule for the rest of 2016 has started to come together.  In late May, the Federal Railroad Administration will perform #113's annual inspection -- a regular check-up of the boiler and all safety appliances.  After she passes with flying...

On two Satrurdays in December, the 6th and 20th, #113 pulled trainloads of happy holidaymakers -- along with Santa and Mrs. Claus -- on the Reading & Northern between the Minersville Station and Landingville, southeast of Schuylkill Haven.  An R. & N. diesel led the tr...

Once again in cooperation with the Reading & Northern's Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, Project 113's star attraction will operate on Santa trains from Minersville in December.  Reading & Northern will only have steam power for Minersville's trains!  (All others will have...

Since the last operating day last spring, the volunteers who take care of #113 have not rested.  Along with the myriad small tasks required to keep a steam locomotive up, two larger jobs have occupied them: replacing a broken brake cylinder head, and fabricating jacket...

On Friday, the 5th of June, Project 113 helped kick off the 17th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn by bringing the locomotive to Schuylkill Haven for the event's kickoff.  113, traveling by herself, arrived in Schuylkill Haven in mid-afternoon, and she came back home to...

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