An endangered species in its element.
Hillcrest Lumber Co. #10, one of four operation Climaxes in the world, switches its train of skeleton log cars in the Mineral yard.
The Climax Locomotive, an endangered species.
Hidden in the hills of West Virginia is the Durbin Rocket, one of the treasures of American steam railroading. Built to haul heavy loads up steep grades, the former Moore-Keppel & Co. #3 now enjo... (more)
Grady Smith tack welds the inside of the new water tank for the Climax locomotive at Cass, WV. The tank will hold 2,500 gallons of water.
The Durbin Rocket pulls its train back to Durbin on a cool and rainy Fall day in the mountains of West Virginia.
The Durbin Rocket speeds along at well over 3mph as it heads back from Hevener Station to Durbin.
Grady Smith cleans out stay bolt tell-tale holes with a 3/16 inch twist drill bit. By regulation, tell-tales on the outer ends of rigid stay bolts must be free of obstructions, so that steam and w... (more)
The Durbin Rocket pulls its train through the yard toward the depot in preparation for the morning excursion to Piney Island
Truckin right along! The third truck of former Moore and Keppel Lumber Co Climax #6 nears completion. To find out more about the restoration visit www.msrlha.org.
Where it all started! Built in 1919 Climax #6 spent most of her life as the road engine for the Moore Keppel & Co hauling logs out of the nearby woods until the mill closed in 1946. It was... (more)
Getting closer! Probably one of the most unknown steam restoration projects going on in the country at the moment would have to be the Cass Scenic Railroads Climax locomotive which is bein... (more)
Moore-Keppel #3 charges along the Greenbrier River, making at least 10 mph. A 1/10s pan shot.
Moore-Keppel #3 leans into the curve at the head of a short mixed freight consist for a Historic Transport Preservation, Inc. photo charter.
Moore-Keppel Co. number 3 leads a mixed freight consist along the Greenrbrier River. The major kink in the line visible in this shot was created by a realignment of the track after a washout a fe... (more)