Racing through the seasonally colorful backwoods of Delaware, W&W #98 pulls an Autumn Leaf Excursion through Yorklyn, captured here paralleling Creek Road. The second of two trips, this train ran past the normal terminus of Mt Cuba and on all the way to Hockessin, DE.
This engine was built by Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1896 for the Florence & Cripple Creek (Colorado) railroad and was named ‘Goldfield’. It was later transferred to the Denver & Rio Grande in 1917 as engine 428 and later renumbered to 318 for the Denver & Rio Grande Western railroad. It was donated to the Colorado Railroad Museum in 1954 and received a thorough restoration in 2012.
W&W #98, a 4-4-0 "American" engine brings an Autumn Leaf Special past the normal Mt Cuba terminus and on towards Hockessin, DE. Engine 98 was built by the American Locomotive Company of Schenectady, N.Y., in January 1909 and formerly worked in passenger service on the Mississippi Central.