A blanket of stratocumulus envelops the nearby Elkhorn range as the crew of the Sumpter Valley Railroad's Fall Photo Train throws the last of the switches that will take Heisler #3 and cons... (more)
With the autumn sun sinking rapidly in the west, the Sumpter Valley Railroad's Fall Photo Train enters the east leg of the McEwen Wye, headed for the shops and the end of two days of photog... (more)
Servicing stop: McEwen Yard. The crew of W.H. Eccles Lumber Company Heisler #3 executes a wood and water stop at the water tank in the McEwen Yard. Servicing a wood-burning locomotive is a... (more)
Mixed service to Sumpter. W.H. Eccles Lumber Company Heisler #3 grinds its way west toward Sumpter Station with a mixed freight and passenger consist on a late fall afternoon. The 3-ft ga... (more)
Coming home to McEwen. Rain clouds threaten, as W.H. Eccles Lumber Company Heisler #3 holds the west leg of the McEwen Wye with a mixed freight and passenger consist. In the foreground, Fi... (more)
The colorful Sumpter Valley Railroad. Sumpter Valley's 1915-vintage Heisler #3 hauls a colorful consist of mixed freight on the westbound run toward Sumpter in the late afternoon sun.
Fall color in the Sumpter Valley. A splash of vivid fall color greets a late morning mixed train as it passes one of the many little ponds along the route from Sumpter to McEwen, Oregon. ... (more)
Sam. The steam locomotive crews at the Sumpter Valley Railroad seem to take pride in looking the part, and Sam McCloskey is no exception. A recent addition to the roster of SVRR volunteers... (more)
Just another purty day in the Sumpter Valley. With a gray, morning overcast suddenly breaking up nicely, Eccles Lumber Company Heisler #3 makes a spirited charge past one of the many ponds... (more)
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)
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)