TR 7001 and 7002 tiptoe down a +-3% grade in some of the steepest parts of the "Gulch", to pickup the rest of their train. Former EMD Demonstrators 1211 and 1212, they are now wearing t... (more)
Former EMD Demonstrators 1211 and 1212 are now wearing the colors of Tacoma Rail for the duration of their 5 year lease. These may be the last most modern units to cross this trestle as it is sch... (more)
Rods and Gears. In a display of mountain muscle, Hammond Lumber #17 and Rayonier Lumber #2 double-head a short freight into the yards at the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad Shops.
The "ghost train" leaves Mineral. After switching onto the main line at Mineral, Hammond Lumber #17 begins plodding slowly south into the murk, with a short freight bound for Mort... (more)
Morning freight to Mineral. The early morning fog is starting to thin at Roundtop Creek and some sun is just starting to filter through. The stillness of this calm, cool morning is sudden... (more)
Mountain muscle. With the local vegetation and the rails still dripping wet from an afternoon downpour, Rayonier Willamette #2 charges upgrade toward the nearby Mineral Yard with a work tra... (more)
Fall in the Cascades. A few splashes of color brighten an otherwise gloomy fall day in Washington's Cascade Region, as Rayonier Lumber Willamette #2 brings a freight out of the deep woods a... (more)
Fall in the Cascades. A few splashes of color in the lush forest signal the onset of fall in Washington's Cascade Region, as Hammond Lumber #17 shuttles a short work train south from Elbe, ... (more)
Meet me at Park Junction. A Lerro Productions photo freight, with Rayonier Willamette #2 on the point, waits on the wye at Park Junction for the passage of the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad's... (more)
Steamscape: Roundtop Creek. Rayonier Lumber Willamette #2 heads north out of Mineral, Washington, crossing the little wooden bridge over Roundtop Creek with string of log bunks.
The morning sun begins to break through the stubborn fog and mist as a short work train, headed by Hammond Lumber Company #17, chugs slowly toward the shops at Mineral. A 1929 product of t... (more)
Framed by her natural habitat, Rayonier Willamette #2 and crew wait on the balloon loop in Mineral for their clearance to take the main for a run north to Elbe. This little clearing near t... (more)
Rayonier Willamette #2. The early morning fog keeps a relentless hold on the yard at the Mineral Shops as Rayonier Willamette #2 backs onto the main for a day of logging operations in the d... (more)
Meeting at Mineral Yard. The crew of a Rayonier Log Train takes care of some routine servicing on their Willamette Locomotive as a work train headed by Hammond Lumber Mikado #17 charges thr... (more)
Misty Mineral Morning. In a pea-soup fog so typical of the Pacific Northwest, Hammond Lumber Company #17, a beefy Mikado Saddle Tanker, switches onto the main line at the shops in Mineral, ... (more)