Fall color in the Sumpter Valley. A splash of vivid fall color greets a late morning mixed train as it passes one of the many little ponds along the route from Sumpter to McEwen, Oregon. ... (more)
Sam. The steam locomotive crews at the Sumpter Valley Railroad seem to take pride in looking the part, and Sam McCloskey is no exception. A recent addition to the roster of SVRR volunteers... (more)
Just another purty day in the Sumpter Valley. With a gray, morning overcast suddenly breaking up nicely, Eccles Lumber Company Heisler #3 makes a spirited charge past one of the many ponds... (more)
A little bit of color along the Powder River. The chilly nights are quickly turning the green leaves yellow on Oregon's Powder River as the Sumpter Valley Railway's afternoon mixed brings a... (more)
Foggy sunrise on the "Stump Dodger". A morning mixed train on the Sumpter Valley Railway races east toward McEwen as the rising sun illuminates a stubborn layer of ground fog ahead. Over t... (more)
Late afternoon run to Sumpter. The Sumpter Valley Railway's afternoon mixed train works westbound on the 5 mile run from McEwen to Sumpter, under a pretty Oregon sky.
Taking aim. Sumpter Valley Fireman Chuck Turner carefully studies his fire, looking for obvious gaps where the draft may be sucking in cold air. It is there that he will aim to accurately ... (more)
Waking up the Sumpter Valley. The morning ground fog still obscures all but the peaks of the towering Elkhorn Range as Eccles Lumber Heisler #3 blows for a remote crossing on it's eastbound... (more)
Wooding Up. The Sumpter Valley Crew "woods-up" Heisler #3 prior to a morning departure, as a couple of their furry friends do their best to keep the foamers at bay.
One of the downsides... (more)
An eclectic mix of rolling stock. Having just topped her wood and water supplies, Sumpter Valley's fall photo mixed train pulls away from the water tank in the McEwen Yard and toward the pa... (more)
A gloomy fall day along the Powder River. Sumpter Valley's fall photo train slowly chugs east from Sumpter station toward its next stop in McEwen, about 5 miles down the track. The mixed c... (more)
Function over form. Sumpter Valley's 40-ton, 2-Truck Heisler covers its train with a steam blanket in the chilly air of a fall morning.
It is difficult to find adjectives to describe H... (more)
Reflections of gold country narrow gauge. A Sumpter Valley mixed heads east from Sumpter toward McEwen and Baker City among some pretty fall foliage. The power today is a little unusual fo... (more)
Sumpter Valley Railway's #3 Heisler the W. H. Eccles Lumber Company sits in the McEwen yard with a short freight train under the stars with the Big Dipper visible.