#19 is ready to head for the depot at McEwen with a freight train shortly before sunrise on the first day of the Sumpter Valley Railroad's photographers weekend 14/10/17
A light dusting of snow is present as Sumpter Valley Railroad Heisler #3 is lit up for the first day of the photographers weekend
Sam. What can I say? In the world of preservation railroading, there are a few folks who just have "the look". Sumpter Valley Engineer Sam McCloskey is one of those guys. Pos... (more)
Blue hour in McEwen. As the blue hour fades to black, Sumpter Valley's two steam locomotives sit tied down at the McEwen Tank, all prepped and ready for an early morning departure to the we... (more)
Sunrise over McEwen. On the first day of the 2018 Sumpter Valley fall photo event, the trains faced east. The sunrise at McEwen Station is essentially aligned with the right-of-way, so f... (more)
The Volunteers of Sumpter Valley. The crews of our two 2018 Sumpter Valley Fall Photo Trains pose on the pilots before saddling up to ride. From left to right, they are as follows: Jim Gri... (more)
Meet me at Hawley. An Eccles Lumber Company work train holds the siding at Hawley Spur, as her crew watches the passage of a westbound Sumpter Valley Railway log train on the main line.
Sumpter Valley Railway's No. 3 and No. 19 meet mid-day by the water tower at McEwin, OR.
Sumpter Valley Railway's No. 3 and No. 19 sit poised by the water tower ready for a day's work at McEwen, OR.
Two of Sumpter Valley's locomotives, 2-8-2 No. 19 on the left and No. 3, a 2-truck Heisler, center right - on loan from the W.H. Eccles Lumber Company, are serviced at the railroad's yard in McEwe... (more)
Crack of dawn at the Sumpter Valley Railroad
McEwin, Oregon - The last of the fog has all but burned off, it's 19 degrees Fahrenheit, eighteen years into the new century on October 14th,... (more)
Like father, like.....daughter? After firing Eccles Lumber Company #3 during most of the Saturday session of the Sumpter Valley Fall Photo Train, Fireman Jennifer Jenks watches as the last ... (more)
Sumpter Valley's W.H. Eccles Lumber Company 2-truck Heisler No. 3 casts a perfect reflection in one of the many man-made lakes along the line as it leads a freight westbound past the Elkhorn Range... (more)
Waking up tiny McEwen. With loud hiss from her cylinder cocks and a throaty bark from her stack, Sumpter Valley Railway #19 pulls away from the water tank in the tiny hamlet of McEwen, Ore... (more)
Sumpter Valley No. 19 leads a freight train east bound past the Elkhorn Range and on towards Baker City, OR casting a reflection in one of the many ponds that dot the line.