The 521 is in for heavy overhaul. The extra short nose is apparent from this angle.
Union Pacific steam locomotive specialist and UP 4014 engineer Ed Dickens describes the effort required to maintain Big Boy 4014 in running order. Ed also confirmed that they intend to run 4014 t... (more)
Two New Orleans RTA St. Charles Line streetcars sit lifted up in the shop while receiving some truck & wheel work.
"Dirt" Watches Over the Shop. Nevada Northern Railway's famous mascot, "Dirt" the cat, enjoys the warm confirms of the engine house this morning as the railroad's pair of steam locomotives ... (more)
Another in the series "A face only a mother could love", former CSX GP15-1 1538 is getting a "facial makeover" by the crew at Locomotive Specialists. Lots of bondo on the nose ... (more)
Workers at UP's Burnham Shops in Denver prepare SP GP60 No. 9743 for a big lift, where they'll use an overhead crane to lift the locomotive off its trucks and onto steel "horses." The w... (more)
Former New Hope and Ivyland 0-6-0 No. 9, aka; Virginia Blue Ridge No. 9, nee US Army No. 4023 built in 1942 is undergoing an extensive restoration to operation at the shops at SMS in Bridgeport, N... (more)
Anaconda, Montana Roundhouse and Shops for Raruos and Montana Western. Former Northern Pacific GP 9, Rarus 301 as well as Rarus 203 sit in the Anaconda Roundhouse.
Had a private tour of the Steam Shops by Ed Dickens. At time of photo most of the parts were ready to go into the 4014.
Sparks fly as repairs are made to the 0-4-0's pilot.
Nevada Northern Railway Baldwin 2-6-0 #40 in the Nevada Northern Shops for maintenance, minus its tender, in October of 2013.
After being out of service since the 1990s, K-27 #476 is undergoing a full restoration in the Durango roundhouse.
Looking more like a Hollywood creation out of a sci-fi flick than a locomotive, the HHP is a really surprising sight with its skin removed. Note the bell hanging from the frame on the right side.... (more)
Let there be light! The 927 receives a ditch light mod, as required by law.
Southern 5000 sits over drained water. The color comes from boron added to the water to adjust the pH.