Shortline steam engines and skyscrapers seem an odd combination but the 203 seems strangely at home as she backs down to her train in downtown Knoxville. The Three Rivers Rambler steam crew keeps ... (more)
The University of Tennessee's Neyland Stadium forms the backdrop as the Three Rivers Rambler Christmas Express prepares to board passengers at Volunteer Landing, alongside the Tennessee River in d... (more)
Having just filled the tender with water, engineer Chris Starnes lifts the water spout back up to the tank while Jeff Parrott observes.
The 203 storms up Henry Hill on a chilly December morning with the Christmas Express in tow. This pastoral setting is just minutes from downtown Knoxville.
The 203 leads a Three Rivers Rambler Christmas Express trip toward Marbledale.
W&L 203 sits with its Three Rivers Rambler Christmas Express train at the boarding area on the Knoxville Riverfront awaiting the 10am departure as seen from the Chapman Highway bridge high above. ... (more)
The 3 River's Rambler rambles up Riverside Dr. with a private charter trip on the perfect day. W&L 203 handles the job flawlessly.
I heart steam! Unusual smoke pattern from the W&L 203. She loves me!
Poetry in motion and Black & White. She requested that I do at least 1 photo in B&W. She did, really!
Old engine terminal at West Knoxville. Note the make-shift sanding "tower," and the old bi-level autorack near the RS-3. This was during the L&N's "austerity" paint scheme period, obviously.
Rail Pictures co-commander Chris Starnes is the engineer on W&L 203. Today, a 2-8-0---tomorrow (perhaps), a 4-8-4. Same skill sets required, just bigger, faster and louder.
The popular Three Rivers Rambler excursion train creeps onto the former Southern bridge across the Holston River.
Close clearance indeed, NS and RJ Corman can barely fit all their equipment into the tight confines between the Old City and the White Lily flour mill as they clean up the aftermath of 511's dera... (more)
The R.J. Corman boys work hard to re-rail the third and final locomotive from last night's derailment of NS 511, an ECP braking system test train.
Former CN 9519 sports a very fresh coat of Gulf and Ohio paint prior to shipment to its new home on the Yadkin Valley Railroad.