No fluffy powder here....wet heavy late spring Sierra cement.
Two days ago I posted a picture taken on Cumbres in September 1964, and here is one taken almost exactly 47 years later. The "485" switches at Cumbres on a Lerro charter. This is actually the C&... (more)
DRGW Cumbres turns were often accompanied by a fair number of photographers and just curious tourists, and for the crews it was almost like a public performance. The brakeman smiles for my camera ... (more)
A Vancouver bound BC Rail train descends into the Fraser River canyon. A few miles ahead it will cross the river at Lilloet.
The narrow (75cm) gauge "Old Patagonian Express" prepares to leave Esquel for Ingeniero Jacobacci and the broad guage connection to Buenos Aires. Over the years this line has achieved a modest lev... (more)
Looking much like one of the great streamliners of the early 1950's when almost everyone road trains, a 21 car VIA Canadian heads east from Jasper. I like this image because it clearly shows the t... (more)
It is 5:41 a.m. on May 14, 2011 at Espee Road north of Williams as the first rays of sun light up our train.
Our charter train makes a morning runby at Miller Wash, MP 36 with the snow capped San Francisco peaks in the distance.
A matched A-B-A-A set of covered wagons still in the "black widow" livery are eastbound near Truckee on the SP Donner route. This is probably around 1960.
On Sunday we had pretty much wall to wall blue skies. When sunset came there were few clouds to play with, just a big, bright and very red sky. Somewhat stark but perhaps interesting. A Pete Le... (more)
I thought this gnarled old tree provided some local interest. A Pete Lerro charter.
Partly cloudy skies created some interesting lighting conditions for this runby at Miller Wash. This was a Lerro Productions charter on the GCRy.