It is 7:19 a.m. at McEwen and crews are busy getting two trains ready for the days work. SVR 19, a handsome 2-8-2, will handle a mainline train while Eccles Lumber Company heisler 3 heads for the ... (more)
It is snowing lightly as the sunrises at McEwen. Engines 3 and 19 are getting ready for a day of photo ops for Pete Lerro's winter weekend on the Sumpter.
No. 19 high balls through McEwen and looks bound and determined to make it to Baker City for the first time in 67 years. Eric Wunz, the engineer, claims "we were doing the yard speed limit of... (more)
Winter morning on the Sumpter. A Lerro charter, and as usual he got us up way earlier than we wanted to get up, but it was worth it.
The lighting was changing continuously, and this was a grab shot. The original image is much more backlit. The painting-like "lighting" reflects some heavy handed use of Photoshop to lighten the ... (more)
Winter eruption. I've never seen a plume quite this dramatic. Needless to say, it was cold. A Pete Lerro charter.