One of my fathers favorite locomotives was the Southern Pacific 4-8-8-2 cab forward. It had a tractive force of 123,400 lbs., and a combined engine and tender weight of 1,051,200 lbs. My great, gr... (more)
This day, there was organized a large "parade" of 11 vintage trains between Rigi Staffel and Rigi Kulm, to celebrate the 150 years anniversary of the Rigi Bahnen, or more precisely the first cogwh... (more)
The sun made a brief appearance on this August afternoon as Y6a sat on the Boaz siding awaiting an eastbound freight to push up the Blue Ridge grade. This same picture in color is on this website ... (more)
EBT 12 poses amongst the original buildings of the yard at Orbisonia. The yard and equipment are under continued restoration for the railroads revival in the near future!
Blowdown at Sunrise
A Chesapeake and Ohio Mallet runs again! WMSR / C&O 1309 is fired up and takes its first steps outside of the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad's shops in Ridgeley. Constructed in 1949, C&O 1309 ... (more)
Sunset on the Pere Marquette. Pere Marquette Locomotive #1225 leads a long, double-headed freight through Smith's Crossing on the Great Lakes Central Railroad, as the train barrels toward i... (more)
Plowing snow between Dalton, New Mexico, and Cresco, Colorado is Cumbres & Toltec Rotary OY and outfit train on the afternoon of February 29, 2020. Pushing the steam-powered plow is K-36 Nos. 487 ... (more)
shortly before Wrapping up the evening at Strasburg Railroad, 90 puts on a dramatic show in her throwback paint scheme, as steam billows into the crisp night air. Lighting for the evening done by ... (more)
Strasburg Railroad 90 Performs a runby just before sunrise around 7:10 AM. The orange skies and thick plume of smoke make this a dramatic scene.
The Battle for the Pass has Begun.
Through 4-5’ of deep snow Denver & Rio Grande Western OY rotary steam powered snow plow is in full battle for the pass. Gently falling large... (more)
OY in the Narrows
Rotary Steam Snow Plow D&RGW OY is battling heavy snow through the Narrows north of Chama, NM March 1, 2020. The Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec did an incred... (more)
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad’s Rotary snowplow OY removes some snow through a curve above Dalton, New Mexico, on the afternoon of February 29, 2020. Rio Grande caboose No. 0306 carries the mar... (more)
Impact! My camera captures the instant that the charging rotary outfit makes explosive contact with the dense, 4 ft. deep snow pack in the yard at Cumbres Pass. The violence you see out in... (more)
Charge! After stalling out briefly in the dense, 4 ft. deep snow-pack on Cumbres Pass, the Rotary Outfit has backed up perhaps one car-length, and with two blasts of the small, shrill whist... (more)