Former SP power beautifully restored rides the Sweet Home Branch. The train switches out empties for lumber loads on the Albany Eastern.
On a hot spring day, LLW 5399 in all of it's SP glory rolls a small train of empties to the Weyerhaeuser Lumber corp. The locomotive had just received a new traction motor and is out earning reven... (more)
Ex-SP 4364 southbound on the Sweet Home Branch.
Pulling a string of cars of dimensional lumber from the Weyerhaeuser Co. Santiam Sawmill.
A special move of a transformer in a siding as the "Albany Hauler" passes. The power for the Hauler was RFRX 4202 4201. The hills in the background are the Coastal Range. We are in th... (more)
Ex-SP 4364 with special move of a transformer.
The first time I have seen a train on this bridge and it was a winner! 5399 is painted in Black Widow colors and is ex-SP 4364.
The former Southern Pacific 5399 is seen hauling loaded woodchip cars north into the town of Lebanon after switching a couple mills north of Sweet Home.
ex-SP 4364, restored by Lavacot Locomotive Works
The Albany & Eastern's Jamboree Excursion is seen crossing a field on it's way to the town of Sweet Home.
The SP 5399 leads an excursion that the Albany & Eastern Railroad set up for a jamboree that was taking place in Sweet Home, Oregon.
The other end of a "tree tunnel" yields the Harbor Turn with George Lavacot's repainted Black Widow SD9 on the point.
Brooklyn roundhouse is just bursting with SP heritage after it's tour to Sherwood. LLW 5399 rides the turntable in the late afternoon sunlight
LLW 5399, assigned to a work train, sits for the weekend at Wrens siding with five 60' centerbeams that look like they see frequent tie service.