Things feel "just right" in this 2018 scene as a black-widow painted EMD SD9 sends up a plume of exhaust and the engineer brings the throttle back another notch as the Candy Cane Express... (more)
Embarking on another Candy Cane Express run, the sharp looking LLW 5399 leads another train of happy Christmas-spirited rides down the rails of the Santiam Branch.
Southern Pacific SD9 No. 5399 sits in the morning sun at Lebanon, Oregon, on September 26, 2016. The 1955 EMD product was originally numbered No. 5399, which was later rebuilt by SP into SD9E No. ... (more)
Oregon is home to two Black Widow diesels: PNWR GP9 1801 and LLW SD9 5399. Built as Southern Pacific 4364 in February 1955, this engine was later renumbered SP 3877. Rebuilt in early 1973, it w... (more)
The former Southern Pacific 5399 is seen hauling loaded woodchip cars north into the town of Lebanon after switching a couple mills north of Sweet Home.
The Albany & Eastern's Jamboree Excursion is seen crossing a field on it's way to the town of Sweet Home.
The SP 5399 leads an excursion that the Albany & Eastern Railroad set up for a jamboree that was taking place in Sweet Home, Oregon.
The other end of a "tree tunnel" yields the Harbor Turn with George Lavacot's repainted Black Widow SD9 on the point.
Before heading to the W Yard, I hopped out and grabbed this shot of our small train.