I was told it was a day for "leaf peepers" as the aspen's colours are at their best. A shay trundles its way up the grade amidst the splendour of autumn.
A beautiful day on the Georgetown Loop with West Side Lumber shay #9 leading the full train over Devil's Gate Bridge.
Mountain State Railroad & Logging Historical Association partnered with the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad and held it's 2015 Railfan Weekend May 15 through 17 at Cass Scenic RR State Park i... (more)
Former West Side Lumber Company Shay 9 looks right at home in Colorado.
Shay 9 crosses the Devil's Gate Trestle.
Shay 9 gets a running start at the grade that will eventually lead to the Devil's Gate Trestle, seen in the background.
The only oil-fired locomotive there, something of a sacrilege in WV but looking good none the less. This little lokie is now in Oregon.
Here's a relic new to RP: Little River Shay 2147, distant cousin of the much more famous LRR 4-6-2 #110 now operating in MI. The 2147 is a 70 ton model built in 1909 and is the centerpiece of this... (more)
One can only imagine how many Shays this oil can has helped grease up over the years. Here it sits forlorn on the frame of Shay 2, torn down for a complete rebuild.
Shay 11 goes about switching the yard while the ruins of the old say mill sink slowly into nature nearby.
When coal is plentiful, there is only one way to heat the shop! This series is dedicated to the under appreciated side of railroading.
Man and his machine: veteran Cass engineer Danny Seldomridge checks over his charge prior to a trip up the mountain.
When the last scoop of coal is thrown in the boiler and the engines are put to bed for the night, there is a few moments for a short break amongst the hulks of torn down engines. Time for a more s... (more)