Aaron Sholley is in the hero's throne of N&W #475 as the 10:30 am train is shoved into the East Strasburg station to board its eager passengers for a trip across Paradise.
"Two Train Service": Engineer Aaron Sholley guides N&W #475 and the 10:30 am train into the siding at Groff's Grove as Great Western decapod #90 builds steam in preparation for her assau... (more)
"A Window in Time": Student Hostler and Fireman Gabe Bocchino is shrouded in steam as he blows down N&W #475. Even for such a simple task, one definitely has to appreciate how many worke... (more)
"A Man of Steam Part 2": The silhouette of Dave Domitrovich, stands out from the steam engulfing both him and the N&W M Class he is aboard, as #475 clears her lungs on the blowdown pad a... (more)
"Student and Teacher": Student Hostler and Fireman Gabe Bocchino warms up the air pump on N&W M Class #475 as his mentor Engineman Dave Domitrovich, while blowing down Great Western deca... (more)
The Hogger Dave Domitrovich looks intently out of his side window on the former Great Western decapod.
"Meeting of the Minds": Enginemen Aaron Sholley, Dave Domitrovich and Student Hostler and Fireman Gabe Bocchino chat in the early morning hours inside the enginehouse at East Strasburg a... (more)
Engineman, and the morning's hostler, Dave Domitrovich rakes over the coals in the belly of the beast.
A sunny, but wintry day in Paradise.
"Old Rivets" is fresh out of the Strasburg Rail Road shops after a cosmetic restoration into its 1935 one-of-a-kind "widely-spaced stripes" paint scheme. The locomotive, built... (more)
Stable mates: Strasburg ex-N&W No. 475 4-8-0 & Strasburg ex-Great Western No. 90 2-10-0.
The massive Great Western decapod simmers away in her bay in the East Strasburg enginehouse evoking memories of her days preparing to run across the plains of Colorado.
For Engineer Fred Mattison, its just another day on the job...