Posted by Mike Danneman on June 21, 2012 
Pretty amazing, Steve!
Posted by hemiadda2d on June 21, 2012 
Look, ma! No rails! What a cool shot. Try that with a diesel!
Posted by Kevin Madore on June 21, 2012 
Folks often forget that the geared steamers were capable of hauling loads under some incredibly challenging track conditions that would flat-out stop a diesel-electric. Thanks for being there to capture this scene, Steve!
Posted by cmdrflake on June 21, 2012 
Talk about railroading on a budget.
Posted by Bob Pickering (BP) on June 21, 2012 
Just wow.
Posted by Ken Kuehne on June 21, 2012 
Wow, that is just crazy! I never would have thought a situation like this existed intentionally. Thanks for sharing.
Posted by Sport! on June 21, 2012 
Posted by John Higginson on June 21, 2012 
Nice documentation of some incredible railroading Steve!
Posted by on June 21, 2012 
That's one I wish I had seen in person. Wonderful shot.
Posted by Mitch Goldman on June 21, 2012 
I would suggest not trying to do so over the Gauley River. Amazing shot, wish I too was there to see it. Still, I'm a bit confused as to how the rail and ties stayed anchored after such a treatment? Hey, Walter - here's an idea for your next photo charter at Cass!
Posted by Charles Stookey on June 21, 2012 
Fantastic photo. Now all someone has to do is figure out how to model it.
Posted by E Shortess on June 21, 2012 
It's actually not a bad idea. Steve, thanks for capturing this rare event!
Posted by Craig Walker on June 21, 2012 
Now this is how you make the "boring" side of a Shay interesting!
Posted by JL Scott on June 21, 2012 
Scenes like this one are the reason I love logging railroad history and geared steam locomotives. Much more down to earth and soulful than the "mainline" action! What an incredible shot! Thanks for sharing!
Posted by Scott Markloff on June 21, 2012 
Wow, a steam U-Boat :) Very interesting picture.
Posted by AtlantaRails on June 21, 2012 
Wow! Probably the most unique image I have seen on RP. Somehow doubt this would be allowed today (even if diesels were capable of this) Thanks for sharing!
Posted by Nick McLean on June 21, 2012 
As a fan of lumber railroad operations I must thank you for posting this! PC voted!
Posted by Wesley Greer on June 21, 2012 
Wow. This is probably the most interesting and unique photo I've seen on RP. PC voted.
Posted by Kevin Klettke on June 21, 2012 
Great Photo! Now there's a scene that would be hard to model!
Posted by David Doty Sr. on June 21, 2012 
I am going to add my wow to that of the others. PC from me too.
Posted by Mark Rosnick on June 22, 2012 
That's incredible. Amazing how railroads used to operate. Today lawyers would never let this happen. Thanks for capturing a real slice of history.
Posted by BJ on July 2, 2012 
Cool! Wouldn't that be something to see today?
Posted by Andrew on July 4, 2012 
This has got to be seen to be believed. I am away to lie down in a dark room and think about how I would set up a model of this. One question, does the engineer need a seagoing captains licence? For me, most favourite shot here, thank you.
Posted by Tom Sink on July 6, 2012 
This shot brings back a lot of memories. Great material
Posted by Carl Pretorius on July 10, 2012 
This photo fans the fire in an old railroader's soul.... thank you very much for sharing. Carl Pretorius, South Africa
Posted by Preacherman on May 10, 2013 
Most unusual railroad photo I think I've ever seen. Great shot.
Posted by J.D. Gallaway on May 13, 2013 
How they "floated" logs down river when the river wasn't navigable?
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