8097 leads a pusher set westbound out of Welch Tunnel and over the Tug River. They are headed to the west end of Farm where they will couple onto an eastbound train to assist with the climb up the... (more)
Norfolk Southern's "Lehigh Valley" heritage unit leading a southbound double stack train across the Potomac River.
Less than a year old, consecutively numbered Chesapeake & Ohio SD50’s idle in the yard at Handley, West Virginia.
Some kid in Hinton, West Virginia had the perfect situation for a very young railfan. Not only could he watch the heavy traffic on the Chesapeake & Ohio main line from... (more)
Blue hour at Ellamore. Just after sunset, Climax #9 poses with her hopper train in front of the Ellamore Depot.....OK, it's really the Cass Depot, with a little creative signage. Lighting... (more)
Departing Ellamore. Re-creating her days as a Middlefork Railroad Locomotive, Cass Climax #9 hauls a coal train past the "Ellamore" town limit. The real Ellamore is located on Co... (more)
Shifting hoppers. The newly restored Climax #9 is seen here shifting some hoppers within the Cass Yard, as she works to make up her photo freight for the day. The lettering on the new Cli... (more)
Shifting hoppers. Moore-Keppel Climax #9 takes on the role of yard goat on a misty morning, shifting coal hoppers and making up the train she'll pull later in the day. This particular hopp... (more)
An encounter along the Greenbrier. A West Virginia farmer doing some late fall maintenance on his property in Wanless, WV encounters a coal train, running along the Greenbrier River, with a... (more)
Running the Greenbrier River. The former Moore-Keppel Co. Climax #6.....now Cass Scenic Railroad #9, hauls a demonstration coal train up the old C&O main, on the shores of the Greenbrier Ri... (more)
Freshly delivered! In a scene reminiscent of the way in which small railroads once celebrated the arrival of new power, the crew of Moore-Keppel Climax #6 poses with their newly delivered.... (more)
Volcanic! We steam photographers love a good plume, and no single locomotive type produces a classic Vesuvian plume as reliably as a Shay. Here, we find the 1905 vintage Shay #5, the olde... (more)
Almost heaven.... There are very few places left in the world where on any given day, you can expect to see 3-5 hot steam locomotives. You can count those places on the fingers of one han... (more)
Cass Scenic Railroad crew members service Climax #9 prior to performing for the photographers. Fireman Noah Barkley rakes the ash pan clean, while engineer John Smith oils the various moving parts... (more)
Climax #9 trundles along the ex-C&O Greenbrier Branch as she heads North to Durbin