LSWR No. 30053 near Corfe Castle on the Swanage Railway.
A window on history. It's April of 1933 and the WW&F Railway is somehow still hanging on. The advent of heavy trucks and better country roads are tapping the lifeblood of the little railro... (more)
Engineman Robert Longo. WW&F Engineman Robert Longo enjoys a brief moment of respite with his pipe, as he gazes past the coal boards of Locomotive #9, waiting for the Station Agent to bring... (more)
Engineman Joe Fox. WW&F Engineman Joe Fox carefully watches the water glass as he runs the right-side injector on Locomotive #9, during a morning steam-up in the Sheepscot Yard.
Tanking in Wiscasset. The morning sun filters through the woods to the east, as WW&F Locomotive #9 takes on water in the Wiscasset Yard before heading to the Wiscasset Station to begin the ... (more)
Looking for coal. On a very chilly December morning, WW&F Locomotive #9 climbs the hill to the upper yard in Sheepscot en route to the coal bunker for some fuel, because she's got virtually... (more)
Twilight in Sheepscot. Having tied on to the string of coaches, #9's Engineman James Patten has a quick conference with Conductor Jonathan St. Mary, prior to moving back to the north switch... (more)
Gotta love steam in the snow. With the cylinder cocks wide open, WW&F Engineman James Patten takes Locomotive #9 south on the main line toward the Sheepscot Station Platform, where he'll ti... (more)
What color is #9's Boiler Jacket? After lining the north switch for the main, WW&F #9's Conductor scrambles aboard as Engineman James Patten takes her forward toward the Sheepscot platform ... (more)
Not taking water this time. With the day's trips completed, WW&F Locomotive #9 won't be taking water as she pauses at the replica Head Tide Tank. Rather, she's just completed running arou... (more)
Switching for the run-around. The sun has set and the lanterns have come out as our Conductor throws the south switch near end-of-track, in preparation #9's run-around to the north end of t... (more)
Starting the put-away. With the arrival of the last Christmas Train from Alna Center, the WW&F crew begins the switching moves that will get the coaches safely stowed in the car barn, and t... (more)
Charging through the woods of Maine. Here's #9, just about 5 minutes north of Sheepscot as she charges southbound on a return trip from Alna Center. On this particular day, the 9 hauled ... (more)
Gliding past Sutter's. WW&F Locomotive #9 drifts toward Sutter's Crossing, with three coaches in tow, on the southbound run from Alna Center, during the WW&F Museum's Victorian Christmas Ev... (more)
Merry Christmas from Maine! WW&F Locomotive #9 negotiates the 3-way stub switch at the north end of the Sheepscot Yard, as she prepares to tie on to her train and begin the museum's annual ... (more)