A little bit of color along the Powder River. The chilly nights are quickly turning the green leaves yellow on Oregon's Powder River as the Sumpter Valley Railway's afternoon mixed brings a... (more)
Sumpter Power: Plymouth #110. The primary yard goat around the Sumpter Valley Yard in McEwen, Oregon is this 10-ton Plymouth Gas Mechanical Switcher. The build date of this powerful little... (more)
Sumpter Power: Mikado #20. The Sumpter Valley Railway's "other" Mikado is this 1920 Alco 2-8-2, which carries the line's number 20. The 20 and its sister engine, the 19, were identical loc... (more)
Sumpter Power: Mikado #19. The Sumpter Valley Railway's other "runner" is this 1920 Alco 2-8-2, which carries the line's number 19. The 19 and its sister engine, the 20, were identical loc... (more)
Foggy sunrise on the "Stump Dodger". A morning mixed train on the Sumpter Valley Railway races east toward McEwen as the rising sun illuminates a stubborn layer of ground fog ahead. Over t... (more)
Late afternoon run to Sumpter. The Sumpter Valley Railway's afternoon mixed train works westbound on the 5 mile run from McEwen to Sumpter, under a pretty Oregon sky.
Taking aim. Sumpter Valley Fireman Chuck Turner carefully studies his fire, looking for obvious gaps where the draft may be sucking in cold air. It is there that he will aim to accurately ... (more)
Waking up the Sumpter Valley. The morning ground fog still obscures all but the peaks of the towering Elkhorn Range as Eccles Lumber Heisler #3 blows for a remote crossing on it's eastbound... (more)
Wooding Up. The Sumpter Valley Crew "woods-up" Heisler #3 prior to a morning departure, as a couple of their furry friends do their best to keep the foamers at bay.
One of the downsides... (more)
An eclectic mix of rolling stock. Having just topped her wood and water supplies, Sumpter Valley's fall photo mixed train pulls away from the water tank in the McEwen Yard and toward the pa... (more)
A gloomy fall day along the Powder River. Sumpter Valley's fall photo train slowly chugs east from Sumpter station toward its next stop in McEwen, about 5 miles down the track. The mixed c... (more)
Function over form. Sumpter Valley's 40-ton, 2-Truck Heisler covers its train with a steam blanket in the chilly air of a fall morning.
It is difficult to find adjectives to describe H... (more)
Reflections of gold country narrow gauge. A Sumpter Valley mixed heads east from Sumpter toward McEwen and Baker City among some pretty fall foliage. The power today is a little unusual fo... (more)