A rather cold golden hour. The warm glow of the freshly risen sun does its best to mask the fact that it's a chilly 20 degrees F in beautiful (but remote) McEwen, Oregon. Which clear skie... (more)
Sunrise on the "Stump Dodger" With her conductor guarding the rear platform, a Sumpter Valley Freight backs to the McEwen Water Tank for servicing, just moments after sunrise. 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)
A frosty morning in McEwen. The frost on the ties and the hefty steam plumes are tell-tale signs that it's one of those very chilly fall mornings in Oregon's Powder River Valley. A few min... (more)
Meet me in Wheeler. A gentleman in his Model T Ford pauses at a grade crossing in downtown Wheeler, OR, as Polson Logging Co. #2 passes by, in the process of doing some local switching.
On the Coast Daylight. U.S. Military Personnel catch up on current events as they relax in the observation car on Southern Pacific's Noon Daylight, as the power is swapped out during a quic... (more)
Doyle in the office. Friends of the 4449 President Doyle McCormack looks right at home in his "office", that being the Engineer's seat on SP 4449 as it runs in the yard in Portlan... (more)
One very distinctive proboscis. Certainly one of the most easily recognizable smokeboxes on any preserved steam locomotive is the one seen here on Southern Pacific GS-4 Class #4449. Equip... (more)
Daylight after dark. With her cylinder cocks wide open, Southern Pacific's colorful Northern #4449 creates quite a spectacle as she begins to move with a heavy passenger train in the yard a... (more)
Daylight after dark. The blue hour is fast coming to a close in downtown Portland, OR, as the beautiful SP #4449 performs a slow run-by or two for photographers gathered at a 2018 Lerro Pro... (more)
1:87 Scale. An HO scale model GS-4 Locomotive provides a graphic comparison of 3.5mm to the foot railroading vs. 12" to the foot scale. The young gentleman who owned that little Dayli... (more)
Time to saddle up and ride. Friends of the 4449 President, Doyle McCormack checks his watch as he prepares to execute some photo run-bys for a group of photographers participating in a Lerr... (more)
The OTHER "Queen of Steam." East coasters frequently refer to the Norfolk & Western J-Class #611 as the "Queen of Steam", and she certainly has had more publicity than a... (more)
Sunset on the Oregon Coast Scenic. McCloud River Railroad #25 pauses on the shoreline just north of Garibaldi, Oregon, as the sun sets over the waters of Tillamook Bay.
Sunset at Stasek Slough. Polson Logging Co. #2 runs into the setting sun, as she hauls a string of empty log bunks across the wooden trestle at Stasek Slough.