An essential step in firing a steam locomotive is the blow-down. This opens the boiler to atmospheric pressure just above the mudring, allowing the steam pressure above the water to force all of t... (more)
No, someone didn't forget to shut the water off, this crew knows what they're doing! Even at 11AM, the Colorado summer sun had made the water in 491's tender tank nearly too warm to inject, so th... (more)
On point of a stock train, D&RGW 318 simmers in the night, awaiting orders.
Photo taken at the night photo shoot at the Colorado Railroad Museum, during the 2016 NRHS Convention in Denver. Ligh... (more)