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Owner: Reading Railroad
Model:BLW 4-8-4Built As:Builder Info (Unavailable )
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Notes:Re-numbered #1 for American Freedom Train
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RDG 2101
Title:  RDG 2101
Description:  First day of American Freedom Train. Probably Ross Rowland hanging out the cab....
Photo Date:  3/29/1975  Upload Date: 5/1/2011 8:42:23 AM
Location:  Perryville, MD
Author:  Don Oltmann
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4) AFT 1(4-8-4)
Views:  1049   Comments: 0
RDG 2101
Title:  RDG 2101
Description:  American Freedom Train on first day heads north from Baltimore
Photo Date:  3/29/1975  Upload Date: 5/1/2011 8:42:25 AM
Location:  Perryville, MD
Author:  Don Oltmann
Categories:  Bridge,Steam
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4) AFT 1(4-8-4)
Views:  1479   Comments: 1
American Freedom Train
Title:  American Freedom Train
Description:  American Freedom Train #1 at Young Yard, Elkhart
Photo Date:  7/13/1975  Upload Date: 4/20/2007 10:02:16 AM
Location:  Elkhart, IN
Author:  Tim Vermande
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4) AFT 1(4-8-4)
Views:  970   Comments: 0
American Freedom Train
Title:  American Freedom Train
Description:  American Freedom Train at Young Yard, Elkhart
Photo Date:  7/13/1975  Upload Date: 4/20/2007 10:22:10 AM
Location:  Elkhart, IN
Author:  Tim Vermande
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4) AFT 1(4-8-4)
Views:  807   Comments: 0
American Freedom Train
Title:  American Freedom Train
Description:  American Freedom Train approaches depot at Elkhart
Photo Date:  7/13/1975  Upload Date: 4/20/2007 10:48:59 AM
Location:  Elkhart, IN
Author:  Tim Vermande
Categories:  Station
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4) AFT 1(4-8-4)
Views:  877   Comments: 0
American Freedom Train
Title:  American Freedom Train
Description:  American Freedom Train at Elkhart depot
Photo Date:  7/13/1975  Upload Date: 4/20/2007 11:05:07 AM
Location:  Elkhart, IN
Author:  Tim Vermande
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4) AFT 1(4-8-4)
Views:  902   Comments: 0
American Freedom Train
Title:  American Freedom Train
Description:  American Freedom Train at Elkhart depot
Photo Date:  7/13/1975  Upload Date: 4/20/2007 11:20:36 AM
Location:  Elkhart, IN
Author:  Tim Vermande
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4) AFT 1(4-8-4)
Views:  878   Comments: 0
American Freedom Train 1
Title:  American Freedom Train 1
Description:  American Freedom Train #1 on display
Photo Date:  7/13/1975  Upload Date: 4/20/2007 11:28:54 AM
Location:  Notre Dame, IN
Author:  Tim Vermande
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4) AFT 1(4-8-4)
Views:  666   Comments: 0
American Freedom Train #1
Title:  American Freedom Train #1
Description:  American Freedom train on display
Photo Date:  7/13/1975  Upload Date: 4/20/2007 11:35:15 AM
Location:  Notre Dame, IN
Author:  Tim Vermande
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4) AFT 1(4-8-4)
Views:  586   Comments: 0
American Freedom Train #1
Title:  American Freedom Train #1
Description:  American Freedom Train #1 on display
Photo Date:  7/13/1975  Upload Date: 4/20/2007 11:51:06 AM
Location:  Notre Dame, IN
Author:  Tim Vermande
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4) AFT 1(4-8-4)
Views:  1250   Comments: 0
Distance shot of the American Freedom Train at the remains of old Birmingham Terminal Station .
Title:  Distance shot of the American Freedom Train at the remains of old Birmingham Terminal Station .
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/6/1976  Upload Date: 8/1/2010 11:58:06 PM
Location:  Birmingham, AL
Author:  Glenn Marsh
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4) AFT 1(4-8-4)
Views:  509   Comments: 0
American Freedom Train passing Cly Tower
Title:  American Freedom Train passing Cly Tower
Description:  Ex-RDG No. 2101; the sound was incredible...
Photo Date:  7/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/17/2013 5:33:51 PM
Location:  Cly, PA
Author:  Bob Kise
Categories:  Steam,Action
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  445   Comments: 0
AFT 1
Title:  AFT 1
Description:  The American Freedom Train arrived for display on former PRR trackage which has long since been removed.
Photo Date:  7/13/1976  Upload Date: 9/20/2013 9:31:14 AM
Location:  Williamsport, PA
Author:  Jim Appleman
Categories:  Steam,Track
Locomotives:  AFT 1(4-8-4) RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  749   Comments: 2
AFT 1
Title:  AFT 1
Description:  The American Freedom Train arrived for display on former PRR trackage which has long since been removed.
Photo Date:  7/13/1976  Upload Date: 9/20/2013 9:31:17 AM
Location:  Williamsport, PA
Author:  Jim Appleman
Categories:  Steam,Track
Locomotives:  AFT 1(4-8-4) RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  433   Comments: 0
America Freedom Train at Scranton Lackawanna Station
Title:  America Freedom Train at Scranton Lackawanna Station
Description:  America Freedom Trian#1 4-8-4 (Formerly Reading T-1 #2101)at Scranton Lackawanna Station
Photo Date:  7/20/1976  Upload Date: 1/2/2010 3:02:48 PM
Location:  Scranton, PA
Author:  Walter Parks
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4) AFT 1(4-8-4)
Views:  459   Comments: 0
"Power To Burn," Page 42, 1976
Title:  "Power To Burn," Page 42, 1976
Description:  Here is page 42 of a 96-page monograph entitled "Power To Burn: Smoke, Steam, & Cinders" that was edited by James M. Shafer and published during 1976. Partial Caption: "The steam locomotive of the American Freedom Train, a former Reading Railroad T-1, No. 2101, is shown as it was being serviced at Altoona on July 6, 1976." Reading Railroad engine #2101 is a T-1 (4-8-4) "Mountain" built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works during 1945, and temporarily renumbered "1" for the American Freedom Train. Photo taken at the Altoona Passenger Station; a portion of the 12th Street Footbridge is visible at the far right.
Photo Date:  8/29/1976  Upload Date: 2/28/2019 1:47:19 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Station,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  33   Comments: 0
Reading Railroad #2101 (AFT #1)
Title:  Reading Railroad #2101 (AFT #1)
Description:  The American Freedom Train was on display in Trenton, NJ, for all to see on 8/31/76. Picture taken by Skip Borsos. Used with permission.
Photo Date:  8/31/1976  Upload Date: 6/1/2013 1:24:23 PM
Location:  Trenton, NJ
Author:  Jacob Rink
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  AFT 1(4-8-4) RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  348   Comments: 1
View of 2101 from the Back
Title:  View of 2101 from the Back
Description:  The American Freedom Train in Trenton, NJ. Taken by Skip Borsos & used with permission.
Photo Date:  8/31/1976  Upload Date: 6/1/2013 1:31:41 PM
Location:  Trenton, NJ
Author:  Jacob Rink
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AFT 1(4-8-4) RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  264   Comments: 0
The American Freeedom Train
Title:  The American Freeedom Train
Description:  Celebrating America's Bicentenial, with 4-8-4 2101 being in charge of the AFT on the East Coast. Taken by Skip Borsos & used with permission.
Photo Date:  8/31/1976  Upload Date: 6/1/2013 1:40:47 PM
Location:  Trenton, NJ
Author:  Jacob Rink
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AFT 1(4-8-4) RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  220   Comments: 0
AFT 1
Title:  AFT 1
Description:  A schematic of Reading 2101 (AFT 1). Taken by Skip Borsos, and used with permission.
Photo Date:  8/31/1976  Upload Date: 6/1/2013 1:53:39 PM
Location:  Trenton, NJ
Author:  Jacob Rink
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AFT 1(4-8-4) RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  426   Comments: 0
Chessie System 2101
Title:  Chessie System 2101
Description:  I went to see the AMT(PRR) GG-1 4935 inagural run north, and was surprised by this!
Photo Date:  5/1/1977  Upload Date: 11/11/2004 3:52:35 PM
Location:  Washington, DC
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  5181   Comments: 8
RDG 2101
Title:  RDG 2101
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/14/1977  Upload Date: 12/13/2005 12:14:34 PM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  Bob Vogel
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  1524   Comments: 1
RDG T-1 #2101 in Philadelphia
Title:  RDG T-1 #2101 in Philadelphia
Description:  Ross Rowland's RDG T-1 4-8-4 #2101 at steam as the "Chessie Steam Special" in Philadelphia in May, 1977.
Photo Date:  5/14/1977  Upload Date: 4/6/2015 6:18:04 PM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  253   Comments: 2
RDG T-1 #2101 in Philadelphia
Title:  RDG T-1 #2101 in Philadelphia
Description:  Ross Rowlands RDG T-1 4-8-4 #2101 "Chessie Steam Special" with duel tenders at Philadelphia in May, 1977.
Photo Date:  5/14/1977  Upload Date: 4/8/2015 3:26:56 AM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  228   Comments: 0
RDG T-1 2101 in Philadelphia
Title:  RDG T-1 2101 in Philadelphia
Description:  Ross Rowland's Chessie Steam Special was ready to roll in Philadelphia in May, 1977. The former I-10sa Consolidation converted by Baldwin into a Reading class T-1 Northern in 1945 was rescued by Rowland after retirement in 1964 from service as part of the five T-1's used for the Reading Rambles.
Photo Date:  5/14/1977  Upload Date: 4/6/2015 6:02:03 PM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  190   Comments: 0
RDG T-1 #2101 in Philadelphia
Title:  RDG T-1 #2101 in Philadelphia
Description:  Ross Rowlands RDG T-1 4-8-4 #2101 at steam as the "Chessie Steam Special" in Philadelphia in May, 1977.
Photo Date:  5/14/1977  Upload Date: 4/8/2015 3:29:53 AM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  162   Comments: 0
RDG T-1 #2101 in Philadelphia
Title:  RDG T-1 #2101 in Philadelphia
Description:  Showing what she did best, Ross Rowlands RDG T-1 4-8-4 #2101 takes a run by at Philadelphia in May, 1977.
Photo Date:  5/14/1977  Upload Date: 4/8/2015 3:31:54 AM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  150   Comments: 0
RDG T-1 #2101 in Philadelphia
Title:  RDG T-1 #2101 in Philadelphia
Description:  Ross Rowlands RDG T-1 4-8-4 #2101 "Chessie Steam Special" with duel tenders at Philadelphia in May, 1977.
Photo Date:  5/14/1977  Upload Date: 4/8/2015 3:24:34 AM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  294   Comments: 0
RDG T-1 #2101 in Philadelphia
Title:  RDG T-1 #2101 in Philadelphia
Description:  Ross Rowlands RDG T-1 4-8-4 #2101 at steam as the "Chessie Steam Special" in Philadelphia in May, 1977.
Photo Date:  5/14/1977  Upload Date: 4/8/2015 3:22:54 AM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  269   Comments: 0
Ross Rowlands RDG T-1 4-8-4 #2101 takes a run by
Title:  Ross Rowlands RDG T-1 4-8-4 #2101 takes a run by
Description:  Ross Rowlands RDG T-1 4-8-4 #2101 takes a run by in Philadelphia on May 14, 1977.
Photo Date:  5/14/1977  Upload Date: 11/27/2017 6:35:06 AM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Steam,Action
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  52   Comments: 1
Ross Rowland's Chessie Steam Special was ready to roll
Title:  Ross Rowland's Chessie Steam Special was ready to roll
Description:  Ross Rowland's Chessie Steam Special was ready to roll in Philadelphia in May, 1977. With many railfans stepping in front of the big steamer for their picture, it was hard to get a clear shot of the whole unit.
Photo Date:  5/14/1977  Upload Date: 11/27/2017 6:40:26 AM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  62   Comments: 1
RDG 4-8-4 #2101
Title:  RDG 4-8-4 #2101
Description:  An older railfan steps up to RDG #2101 for a picture as the Chessie Steam Special gets ready to roll in Philadelphia on May 14, 1977.
Photo Date:  5/14/1977  Upload Date: 11/27/2017 7:35:29 AM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  68   Comments: 1
Chessie 2101
Title:  Chessie 2101
Description:  Date approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1977  Upload Date: 1/6/2007 2:26:57 PM
Location:  Edinburg, PA
Author:  John Simon
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  925   Comments: 1
Chessie 2101
Title:  Chessie 2101
Description:  Date approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1977  Upload Date: 1/6/2007 2:27:14 PM
Location:  Edinburg, PA
Author:  John Simon
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  783   Comments: 0
Chessie Steam Special Crew, Cleveland, OH June 77
Title:  Chessie Steam Special Crew, Cleveland, OH June 77
Description:  Having just arrived at the Cleveland W. 3rd St. B&O yard on a ferry move from Pittsburgh, the inbound crew from the Chessie Steam Special poses in front of ex-Reading T-1 2101. L-R, Chief Mechanic Steve Wickersham, fireman Tim Sposato (now CMO for Jerry Jacobson), and Cleveland Chessie System engineer Joe Seaman. Date approximate, please correct if you know for sure.
Photo Date:  6/5/1977  Upload Date: 9/17/2012 12:09:15 PM
Location:  Cleveland, OH
Author:  Paul Woodring
Categories:  Yard,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  1372   Comments: 0
Chessie 2101
Title:  Chessie 2101
Description:  Westbound
Photo Date:  7/2/1977  Upload Date: 6/11/2015 11:11:37 AM
Location:  Sterling, OH
Author:  Robert Farkas
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  253   Comments: 1
Chessie 2101
Title:  Chessie 2101
Description:  Heading south to Sterling from Seville
Photo Date:  7/2/1977  Upload Date: 7/14/2014 10:40:31 PM
Location:  Sterling, OH
Author:  Robert Farkas
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  447   Comments: 3
Chessie 2101
Title:  Chessie 2101
Description:  Stopped near Willard
Photo Date:  7/2/1977  Upload Date: 7/23/2014 9:00:19 PM
Location:  Willard, OH
Author:  Robert Farkas
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  295   Comments: 1
Chessie 2101
Title:  Chessie 2101
Description:  Chessie 2101
Photo Date:  8/6/1977  Upload Date: 7/26/2007 4:41:08 PM
Location:  Nappanee, IN
Author:  Tim Vermande
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  745   Comments: 0
Chessie 2101
Title:  Chessie 2101
Description:  Chessie 2101
Photo Date:  8/6/1977  Upload Date: 7/27/2007 7:27:49 AM
Location:  Walkerton, IN
Author:  Tim Vermande
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  679   Comments: 0
Chessie 2101
Title:  Chessie 2101
Description:  Chessie 2101
Photo Date:  8/6/1977  Upload Date: 7/27/2007 7:41:11 AM
Location:  Garrett, IN
Author:  Tim Vermande
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  676   Comments: 0
Chessie 2101
Title:  Chessie 2101
Description:  Chessie 2101
Photo Date:  8/6/1977  Upload Date: 7/27/2007 7:44:58 AM
Location:  Garrett, IN
Author:  Tim Vermande
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  522   Comments: 0
Chessie 2101
Title:  Chessie 2101
Description:  Chessie 2101
Photo Date:  8/6/1977  Upload Date: 7/27/2007 7:48:27 AM
Location:  Avilla, IN
Author:  Tim Vermande
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  647   Comments: 1
Chessie Steam Special at Speed
Title:  Chessie Steam Special at Speed
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/14/1977  Upload Date: 11/21/2010 1:43:26 PM
Location:  Unknown, IN
Author:  Tom Golden
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  596   Comments: 0
Chessie Steam Special
Title:  Chessie Steam Special
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/14/1977  Upload Date: 11/21/2010 1:37:19 PM
Location:  La Grange, IL
Author:  Tom Golden
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  354   Comments: 0
Chessy 2101
Title:  Chessy 2101
Description:  Chessy Steam #2101 at Fulton Yd.
Photo Date:  9/2/1977  Upload Date: 12/1/2004 10:42:10 PM
Location:  Richmond, VA
Author:  Walt Gay
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  600   Comments: 2
rdg 2101
Title:  rdg 2101
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/1/1978  Upload Date: 10/7/2011 6:20:26 PM
Location:  Reading, PA
Author:  bob gottschall
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  572   Comments: 2
RDG 2101
Title:  RDG 2101
Description:  Chessie Systems 2101 approaches a cut in Gettysburg PA while on a fan trip.
Photo Date:  5/1/1978  Upload Date: 1/27/2008 11:18:34 AM
Location:  Gettysburg, PA
Author:  Randy Kotuby
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  488   Comments: 1
RDG 2101
Title:  RDG 2101
Description:  Another shot of 2101 in the cut at Gettysburg PA
Photo Date:  5/1/1978  Upload Date: 1/27/2008 11:18:34 AM
Location:  Gettysburg, PA
Author:  Randy Kotuby
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  522   Comments: 0
RDG 2101
Title:  RDG 2101
Description:  Chessie Steam Special 2101 at an unknown locaiton.
Photo Date:  5/1/1978  Upload Date: 1/27/2008 11:18:33 AM
Location:  Unknown, US
Author:  Randy Kotuby
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RDG 2101(4-8-4)
Views:  588   Comments: 1


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