Sometimes you don't want a caboose. The 315 had to take a cut of cars up the hill to Cumbres, but the four percent to too much for all the cars and a caboose, so the caboose was left behind. Thi... (more)
The Santa Fe's (AT&SF) 5011 sit quietly out of the elements at the Museum of Transportation of St. Louis. The 5011 was the last generation of new steam locomotives purchase by the Santa Fe introdu... (more)
Bound for Carson City. Looking resplendent in the morning sunshine, V&T #22 "Inyo" heads south toward Carson City with a short passenger train. Photographed in this location at ... (more)
V&T #25 on the table. V&T 10-wheeler #25 positions herself on the Nevada State Railroad Museum's "Armstrong Turntable", which will shortly be turned to put her on a lead that will... (more)
The Georgetown Loop Railroad's last train of the day works upgrade into Silver Plume as a faint rainbow hovers above it.
Galloping Goose 6 and 346 Steam engine at the Colorado Railroad Museum
At the end of the day Shay 9 takes on fuel oil behind the line's small water tank.
On a rainy afternoon, former West Side Lumber Shay 9 runs around her train preparing for another trip up the hill as the Devil's Gate trestles looms in the background.
The dual gauge trackage creates an interesting array of rails. (Note, photo was taken from a public crossing while the train was stopped.)
Southern Railway 630 heads toward Grand Junction out of East Chattanooga for the first Missionary Ridge Local trip of the day.
The improbable daily train keeping the lengthy segment of storied narrow gauge line from Antonito, CO to Chama, NM in active service comes steadily chuffing up the long valley as if unencumbered b... (more)
After a day of overseeing many fully loaded trains of tourists up and down "the Loop," the conductor heads for home at the end of the day.
491 passes an old Rio Grande Flanger as it makes a lap around the roundhouse.
346 in yard
After leaving the station, the Georgetown Loop wraps around the parking lot area on a ledge (the upper ledge is I70) as it approaches the Devil's Gate bridge.