M&E 19 Headed to Railfest this September

 M&E 19 at the grand opening of the Steamtown National Historic Site in 1995.

M&E 19 at the grand opening of the Steamtown National Historic Site in 1995.

Tri-State's Morristown & Erie C424 No. 19 will be traveling to the Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, PA for RailFest. This will be 19's first public appearance since leaving the Morristown & Erie in June. No. 19 will be on static display in the roundhouse complex on both Saturday and Sunday.

RailFest is an annual event which showcases Steamtown's collection and invites railroads, historical societies, and enthusiasts alike to bring their own historic pieces for display. Steamtown expects many guests to be a part of the event, but No. 19 is slated to be the sole visiting locomotive. It the will join DL&W F-3 No. 663 for the event, the first occasion the two locomotives will be together as part of the Tri-State collection. No. 663 is leased to the Anthracite Railroads Historical Society, operated by the park, and utilized in excursion service.

This will not be No. 19's first visit to Steamtown, however. The locomotive was on display at the grand opening of Steamtown in 1995!

Learn more at Steamtown's website, and let them know you're coming on Facebook