My great uncle, Robert F. McKee, Sr. worked for the Baldwin Locomotive Works as a design engineer on many steam locomotives for American Railroads. It is interesting to me that he also worked on l... (more)
Railbus („Autoferro“) shunting in Alausí.
On the left waits Alstom AD24 with "Tren Crucero"2.
Back in the days when the G&Q still hauled freight. Unfortunately I have forgotten where this was taken. It is interesting that the 44 was painted red because traditionally the G&Q painted the b... (more)
Nice scenery between Guamote and Palmira, on the Guayaquil & Quito Railway.
G&Q 53 is fighting the first reverse of the famous 'Devil's Nose' section above Sibambe station.
The part of the GyQ between Duran and Yaguachi is hardly the scenic part of the railroad, but Baldwin class of 1900 No. 11 and its matching train certainly provide some color. The boxcars have be... (more)
It's a foggy day in the Andes, all thoughts of 3/4 wedgies have gone as Baldwin 53 starts a mixto from Alausi to Rio Bamba. The gradient is steep and brakemen are at their stations. After this we ... (more)
'Mixto' heads through the street on Market Day.
G&Q No. 53 is stopped at the Alausi station. Thirsty travelers usually make a beeline for the store across the street, before continuing on the long journey to Rio Bamba. No dining car service o... (more)
The maximum grade on the G&Q is 5.5%. The station platform is level, so you can see how steep the track is! No. 53 was built in 1953 by Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton.
A local lady collects water for domestic use from the railroads water coloumn. Baldwin 2-6-0 #45 simmers behind.
A double decked train - in practice if not in theory! A crew member is attempting to check tickets and collect fares. Taken from the roof of a railbus on the adjacent track.