My view from the fireman’s seat on this blustery Maine evening, included this apparent
Annulum Ignis, or, “ring of fire” lighting effect, caused by steam and smoke wafting across the beam of
The sole surviving T9 class 4-4-0 30120 heads a short passenger train for a photo charter.
It is generally thought the first photograph was taken in 1826. In 1829 the first practical steam locomotive was produced. You can then say that for the next 120 years, B&W photography and steam l... (more)
Steamy Sheepscot, Maine. For the first time in 82 years, a new day dawns with two steam locomotives being prepared for operation on the Wiscasset Waterville & Framington Railway. In the fo... (more)
Swan Road, Burnett, WI. On the 2015 Historic Transport Preservation Charter with SOO 1003, the patrons never rode the train, chasing instead, using maps provide by the tour organizer. Dur... (more)
Southern Pacific steam leads the October Fall Color Tour north up the Mississippi River back to St. Paul.
A Mountain and a Locomotive!
Two icons of Northern California mingle for one of the last times as McCloud River Railroad #25 steams in the shadow of Mt. Shasta. By the time this photograph was ... (more)
The SP 4449 crosses the Deschutes River as it heads south to Bend, Oregon.
WM 734 is working hard uphill as she pulls around Helmststter's curve.
For the final weekend of the TVRM's annual Summerville Steam Special trips, a doubleheader ran with former Southern Railway locomotives No. 630 and 4501. Here, the train exits the 986-foot long Mi... (more)
TVRM's "Summerville Steam Special" makes its way back north towards Chattanooga with the 630 double-heading with the 4501. The train is passing the old Peerless Woolen Mills as a brilli... (more)
Valley Railroad Mikado No. 3025 hauls the first sold-out trainload of the night, filled with families on the North Pole Express ready to visit with Santa and his elves.
2-4-0 "Linda" of the Ffestiniog Railway with the 1860' vintage "Victorian" trainset near Campbell's platform.
They named this place COLORado for a reason. D&RGW Locomotive #489 takes a cut of stockers and gons past a beautiful grove of aspens, just east of the Highway 17 crossing at Coxo, Colorado... (more)