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Winter in the Sumpter Valley
A selection of images from the February, 2014 Lerro Productions charter on Oregon's Sumpter Valley Railroad
Photo Album By: Kevin Madore
 
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Photo ID: 565498

Mixed Service: Prairie City to Baker. Running since well before dawn, Sumpter Valley's handsome Mikado #19 leaves a frosty white plume as she hauls an express mixed train east out of Prairi... (more)

Railroad: Sumpter Valley Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: McEwen, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: SVRy 19
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: February 02, 2014


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Added: Feb 12, 2016

Views: 1,996
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Photo ID: 565315

Looking the part. Looking every bit like the hogger you'd expect to see in the cab of a wood-burning Heisler in the wilderness of Eastern Oregon, Sumpter Valley Engineer Sam McCloskey alway... (more)

Railroad: Sumpter Valley Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-Truck Heisler
Location: McEwen, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: SVRy 3
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: February 01, 2014


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Added: Feb 10, 2016

Views: 1,841
Comments: 3

Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 565173

Carrying on the tradition of narrow gauge steam railroading along Eastern Oregon's Powder River, Engineer Eric Wunz is among the corps of die-hard volunteers who are the heart and soul of t... (more)

Railroad: Sumpter Valley Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: McEwen, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: SVRy 19
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: February 01, 2014


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Added: Feb 09, 2016

Views: 1,485
Comments: 2

Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 565019

Looking right at home in the tall timber of the Powder River Valley, Eccles Lumber Heisler #3 plods slowly eastward on the Sumpter Valley Railway, with a short work extra. Although #3 was... (more)

Railroad: Sumpter Valley Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-Truck Heisler
Location: Sumpter, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: SVRy 3
Train ID: Work Extra 3
Photo Date: February 02, 2014


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Added: Feb 08, 2016

Views: 1,951
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Favorited: 19

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Photo ID: 564463

We'll be needing the sanders..... Sumpter Valley Engineer Eric Wunz makes one last check of the sand supply on Mikado #19 as he prepares depart McEwen and head west toward Sumpter. A snow... (more)

Railroad: Sumpter Valley Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: McEwen, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: SVRy 19
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: February 01, 2014


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Added: Feb 04, 2016

Views: 2,023
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Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 516334

Frosty McEwen sunrise. The first rays of golden sun bathe the Powder River Valley, in Eastern Oregon, illuminating the altocumulus overhead and back-lighting the Sumpter Valley Railroad's l... (more)

Railroad: Sumpter Valley Railway
Locomotive: None
Location: McEwen, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: None
Train ID: None
Photo Date: February 02, 2014


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Jan 27, 2015

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Favorited: 29

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Photo ID: 516125

Bound for Baker City. After a brief stay in the hole at Hawley to allow a westbound freight to pass, Mixed Extra 19, resumes its eastbound journey toward Baker City, with half a dozen freig... (more)

Railroad: Sumpter Valley Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: McEwen, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: SVRy 19
Train ID: Mixed Extra 19
Photo Date: February 02, 2014


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Added: Jan 25, 2015

Views: 2,945
Comments: 10

Favorited: 32

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Photo ID: 515534

Built for power more than speed. Eccles Lumber Company #3 hauls a short work extra eastbound out of Sumpter, toward Baker City on a sparkling winter morning in February.

Although she c... (more)

Railroad: Sumpter Valley Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-Truck Heisler
Location: Sumpter, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: SVRy 3
Train ID: Work Extra 3
Photo Date: February 02, 2014


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Added: Jan 22, 2015

Views: 2,715
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Favorited: 17

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Photo ID: 515415

Snowy McEwen Sunrise. A mountain snow flurry that drifted in from the nearby Elkhorns continues to lightly dust the McEwen Yard, as the sun rises amid breaking clouds to the east. This sur... (more)

Railroad: Sumpter Valley Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: McEwen, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: SVRy 19
Train ID: Freight Extra 19
Photo Date: February 01, 2014


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Added: Jan 21, 2015

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Favorited: 107

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Photo ID: 515268

Passing the local at Hawley Spur. A Sumpter Valley local mixed with Heisler #3 on the point, holds the Hawley Spur west of McEwen for the passage of a hot-shot freight making the run out to... (more)

Railroad: Sumpter Valley Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: McEwen, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: SVRy 19
Train ID: Freight Extra 19
Photo Date: February 01, 2014


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Added: Jan 19, 2015

Views: 6,637
Comments: 6

Favorited: 46

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Photo ID: 515109

A sporty ride. The reflections of the impending sunrise are already visible in the windows of Caboose #3 as the crew of a Sumpter Valley freight protects the rear of their train while it ba... (more)

Railroad: Sumpter Valley Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: McEwen, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: SVRy 19
Train ID: Freight Extra 19
Photo Date: February 01, 2014


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Added: Jan 18, 2015

Views: 4,066
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Favorited: 16

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Photo ID: 473996

Movin' on. Having just taken water at the McEwen Tank, Engineer Eric Wunz eases Locomotive 19 and her mixed freight out of the yard to begin the roughly 20-mile eastbound run to Baker City.... (more)

Railroad: Sumpter Valley Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: McEwen, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: SVRy 19
Train ID: Mixed Extra 19
Photo Date: February 02, 2014


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Added: Mar 17, 2014

Views: 2,914
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Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 473995

Sumpter's handsome Mike. One of the finest-looking narrow gauge locomotives still in operation, Sumpter Valley's #19 hauls a mixed freight eastbound out of Sumpter, bound for McEwen. Buil... (more)

Railroad: Sumpter Valley Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sumpter, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: SVRy 19
Train ID: Mixed Extra 19
Photo Date: February 02, 2014


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Added: Mar 17, 2014

Views: 2,514
Comments: 2

Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 473547

Fill 'er up! In this unusual view from the top of the locomotive's oil tank, Sumpter Valley Engineer Eric Wunz fills the tender cistern on the railroad's 1920 Alco Mikado #19, as his train ... (more)

Railroad: Sumpter Valley Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: McEwen, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: SVRy 19
Train ID: Mixed Extra 19
Photo Date: February 02, 2014


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Added: Mar 14, 2014

Views: 3,057
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Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 473544

"The Great Locomotive Chase." Engineer J.B. "Bret" Bane and Fireman Taylor Rush extract every bit of horsepower they can out of their 99 year-old Heisler, in an effort to keep their spacing... (more)

Railroad: Sumpter Valley Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-Truck Heisler
Location: Sumpter, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: SVRy 3
Train ID: Freight Extra 3
Photo Date: February 02, 2014


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Added: Mar 14, 2014

Views: 3,627
Comments: 2

Favorited: 17

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