After completing the run back to Owosso, rests before being shut down for the week.
Work progresses on Pere Marquette 1225. Volunteers are cleaning around staybolts at the back of the firebox, while the old and new fireman's side firebox sheets are visible in the foreground.
Under the watchful eye of Steam Railroading Institute volunteers, Pere Marquette 1225 is carefully backed onto the Owosso turntable. Progress on the firebox can clearly be seen.
Work on PM 1225 continues. The firebox is shown here, with thermic syphons and hundreds of staybolts removed along the backhead and fireman's side.
Crew members take a break after a long day work. It wont be long until NKP 765 hits the mainline again. Train Festival 2009.
Inside the cab of the 1225.
Lima's finest sit around the pit at SRI, during the Thursday night photo session at Train Festival, including the one who traveled the farthest SP 4449, and the one that did not travel at all PM 1... (more)
Train Fest is over as Southern 6133 sits at SRI
PM 1225 sits under steam, just 12 hours before the largest gathering of steam locomotives in years opens to the public, but unfortunatly just 24 hours from problems that would quiet her the rest o... (more)
Little River Railroad's #1 takes a spin on the turntable after teaming up with Flagg Coal #75 and Viscose #6 to pull a broken down 1225.
Mitch Goldman: "There's a shot in there somewhere." Thanks for the suggestion, Mitch. :-) Up close and personal with 4449.
The afternoon hostler sits in the cab of PM 1225, after rolling it out of the shop building and on to the turntable in a snow storm, so she can start her last weekend of North Pole Express trips,... (more)
1225 sits outside of SRI as some switching goes on inside.