Shay 5 was the only steam locomotive operated at IRM in 2020. Here it is departing East Union with a train of socially-distanced passengers.
The fireman aboard Shay 5 scores a direct hit to the fireman on Frisco 1630 as they pass at Johnson Siding, just east of Union.
Both of IRM's operating steam locomotive are seen at the East Union station platform during Labor Day weekend, 2019.
Shay 5 wyes at IRM before pulling the caboose train.
Shay 5 reverses the caboose train past Spaulding Tower.
J. Neils Lumber Company 5, the Illinois Railway Museum's Shay, is almost ready for service for the first time since 1999 following an extensive rebuild effort. On July 15th it was spotted in front... (more)
Bathed in soft light, the beefy profile of Sierra Railway #2 is highlighted against the backdrop of Mikado #34.
The Georgetown Loop Railroad's last train of the day works upgrade into Silver Plume as a faint rainbow hovers above it.
J. Neils Lumber Shay No. 5 being worked on by volunteers inside the IRM steam shop.
J. Neils Lumber Shay No. 5 is in the final stages of restoration inside the IRM steam shop. Once a staple of the operating fleet, the Shay hasn't been under steam in nearly two decades.
West Side Shay No. 9 is steaming up at Silver Plume before beginning a very busy day of trips.
Late afternoon light fills the Illinois Railway Museum steam shop where J. Neils Lumber #5 is the current focus of rebuilding efforts. Flues have recently been reinstalled, to be followed later t... (more)
A great example of what makes Cass, West Virginia, so special. Coal-fired logging steam in the Appalachian Mountains. Yep, it's Almost Heaven.
Always a spectacle! The geared locomotive race at Cass during Railfan Weekend 2015, sponsored by the Mountain State Railroad & Logging Historical Association.
The crew of WM 6 job brief before departing the Cass depot. Photographed during Railfan Weekend 2015, sponsored by the Mountain State Railroad & Logging Historical Association.