Sierra Railway's new home built genset #52 at there Oakdale facility.
The Movie Queen Sierra 3 is less than a mile away from the end of her next to last trip as it heads back to Jamestown
Green hills of Paulsell After plenty of springtime rainfall, Sierra Railroad Baldwin S-12 No. 42 leads a five-car passenger extra through the verdant hills east of Paulsell at mile 12.2... (more)
All is quite on a hot summer afternoon at the Sierra Northern's main facility in Woodland.
An excursion on the Sierra RR with two "Great Western Tours" Amtrak cars, a diner and a coach, as 28, a 2-8-0, whistles for a grade crossing near Jamestown, Calif. on June 15, 1974.
The Movie Star poses for her close-up. Shining in the warm, California sun, Sierra #3 tip-toes off the Jamestown turntable and heads for her stall in the fabled roundhouse that has been hom... (more)
Drip....drip....drip. With his pocket watch and a small flashlight, Sierra #3 Engineer Dave Tadlock adjusts the oil feed rate on his locomotive's Detroit Lubricator. Although steam locomo... (more)
Still going strong! Still working the home rails after 116 years, Sierra Railway #3 charges through California's gold country on a Railtown 1897 excursion, with a couple of heavyweight cars... (more)
All that's left of Hooterville. Those of us who are over 50 remember the TV sitcom called Petticoat Junction (PJ). The railroad action scenes that were used in that series were all shot on... (more)
Feeding the movie star. Railtown Fireman Stephanie Tadlock swings the fueling boom into place over the oil tank in the tender of movie star locomotive Sierra #3. Although she was built as ... (more)
Aaaaaaand....ACTION! With perhaps more Hollywood movie and TV credits to her name than any other locomotive in history, the legendary Sierra Railway #3 puts on a private performance for the... (more)
Slumbering, Sierra #3 and #28 bask in the darkness of the Jamestown Roundhouse.
Ten wheeler No. 3, the movie queen, simmers outside the Jamestown roundhouse. This facility is now part of the California State Railroad Museum and looks about the same today as it did 50 plus yea... (more)
The inside of Sierra Railway's roundhouse appears to have been left untouched for over 100 years.
Springtime in California Sierra Railroad GP9E leads a four-car passenger extra through an “S curve” in the verdant hills east of Paulsell at mile 12.2. This passenger extra was operated... (more)