The Georgetown Loop Railroad had their two steam locomotives out of the engine house getting some sun. West Side Lumber (WSL) #9 is a three truck shay built by the Lima Locomotive Works in 1923. ... (more)
With the MSR&LHA railfan weekend just a memory, it's fun to look back on this May tradition of coming together to enjoy steam mountain railroading that lasted over half a century.
After a day of going back and forth up the hill between Georgetown and Silver Plume, Shay 9 back toward the engine house past the Silver Plume depot under gray skies.
At the end of the day Shay 9 takes on fuel oil behind the line's small water tank.
On a rainy afternoon, former West Side Lumber Shay 9 runs around her train preparing for another trip up the hill as the Devil's Gate trestles looms in the background.
After a day of overseeing many fully loaded trains of tourists up and down "the Loop," the conductor heads for home at the end of the day.
After leaving the station, the Georgetown Loop wraps around the parking lot area on a ledge (the upper ledge is I70) as it approaches the Devil's Gate bridge.
This 60-3 class Shay has had an interesting history. It was built in 1916 for the famed West Side Lumber Co, and is one of many surviving Shays from this line. It came to CO in the 1970s and spent... (more)
I was told it was a day for "leaf peepers" as the aspen's colours are at their best. A shay trundles its way up the grade amidst the splendour of autumn.
A beautiful day on the Georgetown Loop with West Side Lumber shay #9 leading the full train over Devil's Gate Bridge.
Mountain State Railroad & Logging Historical Association partnered with the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad and held it's 2015 Railfan Weekend May 15 through 17 at Cass Scenic RR State Park i... (more)
Former West Side Lumber Company Shay 9 looks right at home in Colorado.
Shay 9 crosses the Devil's Gate Trestle.
Shay 9 gets a running start at the grade that will eventually lead to the Devil's Gate Trestle, seen in the background.
The only oil-fired locomotive there, something of a sacrilege in WV but looking good none the less. This little lokie is now in Oregon.