Ringling Bros.' Jerry Bentley leads a set of covered wagons onto the circus' fleet of privately owned flat cars during the last loadout in Charleston, W.Va., in May 2017.
With the final performance in the books, Ringling Bros. personnel beginning loading the covered wagons for one last time in Charleston, W.Va., on May 7, 2017. The show was headed from Charleston t... (more)
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus' Jerry Bentley takes a moment to rest in-between circus train duties as the greatest show on earth's tenure draws to a close during the second-to-last per... (more)
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey assistant trainmaster Mike Achhammer poses with the Blue Unit consist during the circus' second to last show ever.
A former Southern Pacific GP35 now dressed up for Watco's Kanawha River Railroad switches the Ringling Bros. circus train fleet in the Dickinson Yard near Charleston, W.Va., in May 2017.
A pair of Watco's Kanawha River Railroad Geeps switch the Ringling Bros. circus train in the railroad's Dickinson Yard south of Charleston, W.Va., in May 2017.
Looking for like a passenger yard than a freight yard, a Kanawha River Railroad conductor protects the shove as the entire Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey passenger train is switched for positi... (more)
While documenting the final days of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus train in May 2017, I watched a family and their small child ride his bike along the right-of-way in-between evenin... (more)
The Kanawha River Railroad's Dickinson Yard was used in May 2017 to switch the entire passenger consist of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus train in preparation for its disposition ea... (more)
Western Maryland EMD BL2 No. 82 poses with Cass Scenic Railroad Shay No. 4 during a photo event at the Cass Scenic Railroad on April 28, 2017.
Cass Scenic Railroad Shays Nos. 4 and 5 pose alongside one another at the wye track below Bald Knob during a special photo event on April 29, 2017.
First daylight train on the River Line! The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley's Cass Scenic Railroad ran its first daylight train for photographers on the C&O Durbin-Cass River line on April 29, 2... (more)
A freshly painted fireball! The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad's Western Maryland BL2 idles at the Cass water tank during its public unveiling with WM's fireball scheme. The locomotive... (more)
Rebuilding a railroad ... one tie at a time! In the hills of rural Pocahontas County West Virginia, the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad is rebuilding a section of the former Chesapeake ... (more)
The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad's Mountain Explorer Dinner Train heads for the High Falls of Cheat as it slices through the late summer foliage near Bowden on the West Virginia Central.