W.H. Eccles Lumber Company's two-truck "Hustler"
Whoops, did I say "Hustler"? I meant Heisler! In a
Railroad: W.H. Eccles Lumber CompanyLocomotive: Steam 2-Truck HeislerLocation: McEwen, Oregon, USALocomotive #: SVRy 3Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: October 21, 2018
The crew for Sumpter Valley's No. 3 prepare their small freight train for a trip east at sunrise while No. 19, with a sole passenger car prepares for a later departure, also eastbound, to Baker Ci... (more)
Having quenched her thirst at the end of a long day, the crew of Sumpter Valley's 2-8-2 No. 19 prepare to vacate the track by the water tower to allow No. 3, the railroad's 2-truck Heisler, to do ... (more)
Heading west to Prairie City. With morning servicing complete, W.H. Eccles Lumber Company Heisler #3 heads west out of McEwen with a short mixed train, bringing loggers to their camps in t... (more)
Sumpter Valley Sunrise. The fireman on Eccles Lumber Company Heisler #3 stands atop the tank on his locomotive as the first rays of the October sun come bursting over the hills to the east ... (more)
Sumpter Valley Railway's Heisler #3 from 1915 and her mixed train throw a massive reflection on a pond located about half a mile from Sumpter, OR.
In the beautiful late afternoon light, Sumpter Valley Railway's Heisler #3 from 1915 hauls a mixed train headed for Sumpter.
Sunrise in McEwen, OR. Eccles Lumber Heisler #3, a wood-burning 2-trucker built in 1915, is ready for a day of service on the line.
Eccles Lumber Heisler #3, a wood-burning 2-trucker built in 1915, is seen at night in McEwen.
Sunrise in McEwen on a gorgeous Fall day. Sumpter Valley's Heisler #3 is ready for departure with a local mixed train headed for Sumpter. The rising sun nicely illuminates the plume.
Seven-thirty, AM - McEwen, at the Sumpter Valley Railway
Normally assigned to log trains, Heisler #3 is being used on a short passenger extra carrying lumber company executives to visit a newly opened logging spur.
Ok, I suppose that a historically b... (more)
Looking the part. Looking every bit like the hogger you'd expect to see in the cab of a wood-burning Heisler in the wilderness of Eastern Oregon, Sumpter Valley Engineer Sam McCloskey alway... (more)
Looking right at home in the tall timber of the Powder River Valley, Eccles Lumber Heisler #3 plods slowly eastward on the Sumpter Valley Railway, with a short work extra. Although #3 was... (more)
A machine with "character". That's how Fireman Jennifer Jenks described "her" engine to me. With her oversize, one-of-a-kind spark arrestor stack and a pair of antlers... (more)