PRR (E6) #460 The "Lindbergh Engine" in the locomotive restoration shop at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, exactly 11 months prior to the day of her dedication.
Tin Mill Hill in the afternoon. The crossing at the top of Tin Mill Hill is one of the best locations from which to photograph the Black Hills Central. The locomotive is working hard here... (more)
One of the nation's oldest tourist trains. South Dakota's Black Hills Central isn't the most well-known steam tourist train in the country, but it definitely qualifies as one of the oldest.... (more)
Top Ten of 2017. With 2017 in the books, here's a look back at my Top 10 favorite shots from the past year.2. The longest trip of the year was a week-long February vacatio... (more)
Lots of wooden trestles. One of the cool features of the Black Hills Central line from Hill City to Keystone is the presence of a number of photogenic wooden trestles. Perhaps the best exa... (more)
Climbing to Oblivion. The first morning departure of the Black Hills Central's "1880 Train" charges upgrade toward the summit just ahead which is known as "Oblivion." In its early years, ... (more)
Frisco 1630 backs out of the steam servicing area at IRM.
Rio Grande narrow gauge 2-8-2 K-37 No. 491 pulls a train around the main line at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden on August 31, 2017.
Headed for Oblivion.... The Black Hills Central Railroad's Compound Mallet Tanker has a few minutes to loaf as she runs across a wide open grassy plain. But her Engineer and Fireman had b... (more)
BHCR #110, a Compound, Articulated Mallet Tanker. Yes, the 110 is one of just two such 2-6-6-2T locomotives that are in operation in the US today. The other is at Niles Canyon in Californ... (more)
Looking slightly out of place in the parking lot of the Big E, Edaville #11 struts her stuff along temporary track at the 2018 Amherst Train Show.
At the summit of Tin Mill Hill. Departing out of Hill City, passengers on the Black Hills Central's "1880 Train" get an immediate taste of mountain railroading and the terrain for which the... (more)
611 charges up Christiansburg grade in Shawsville.
For my 500th entry: Part of the 2017 annual "Railfan Day" at Steam Into History. This year I was asked to help provide lighting for the event and had a mission to make it more realistic ... (more)
Hill City: The climb begins. Less than a mile outside the Hill City Yard, the Black Hills Central's "1880 Train" begins its ascent up Tin Mill Hill. This is perhaps a 1/2 mile section of ... (more)