Sierra Railway Locomotive #3 is steaming past the water tank and arriving at the Jamestown Depot.
Filming the pilot episode of "The Big Valley"
Sierra Railway #3 looks good at 121 years old thanks to a recent rebuild and the constant maintenance of the volunteers at Railtown 1897. The vintage locomotive is seen here rolling through Califo... (more)
Mornings first light shines on Sierra's GP9 46.
The its namesake mountains in the distance, Sierra Railroad #42 digs in its heels.
Sierra Railroad steam locomotive #28 at rest in the roundhouse at Jamestown. Locomotive #34 can be seen in the background.
Sierra #3 the "Movie Star" engine works upgrade into Jamestown with the final train of the day. This has to be one the hardest engines I've ever photographed. With its very shiney black paint, m... (more)
Sierra Survivor. The Sierra Railway's legendary movie star, Locomotive #3 makes her charge up the hill from Rock Quarry toward the Jamestown Yard, hauling two heavy steel coaches on a speci... (more)
#2 Poses in the early morning light before starting the day's work.
Sierra Railway #2 takes water at the famous Petticoat Junction water tower at Jamestown, CA.
Sierra Railway #2 returns to the depot at Jamestown with another load of happy passengers.
Sierra 4-6-0 #3 and 2-8-0 #28 are making a photo runby on a cold december day in 1993 at Hetch Hetchy Junction, It is here that the Sierra connected with the long gone Hetch Hetchy Railroad, owned... (more)
Treasures of the Jamestown Roundhouse: Sierra #34 When the Sierra Railroad of California dieselized in the mid-1950s, it retained several of its steam locomotives for a side business that c... (more)
The Movie Queen blows off steam. Railtown Engineer George Sapp watches carefully as Sierra #3's Fireman (on the walkway in front of the cab) lifts the blow-down valve, unleashing 160 psi of... (more)
My ride behind the Movie Star. A few rays of sunlight poke through the clouds as the legendary Sierra Number 3 passes her fire patrol during a run-around maneuver at Rock Quarry. The shor... (more)