Following restoration for American Freedom Train service, SP4449 makes her early morning debut at BN's Hoyt Street roundhouse in Portland where the work was done. She had actually been out and abo... (more)
The SP would soon be history, due to disappear into UP the following September. So I spent some time trying to get a few final pictures. I was looking for red noses lettered SP, but these DRGW i... (more)
The sun is low as our train climbs out of the valley of the Rio Chubut towards Norquinco. For those of us from the western U.S. the Esquel line is very reminiscent of the Carson and Colorado thro... (more)
Sunrise behind our train leaving Ing. Jacobacci. It is on the dual gauge portion of the line shared with the 1676 mm broad gauge, so that the 750 mm gauge third rail is almost centered. Perhaps ... (more)
Our charter train climbs north out of the valley of the Rio Chubut, a few miles north of El Maiten. Irrigation has turned what was once an arid landscape into lush farmland.
Farrails photo charter on the 75 cm gauge Esquel line in southern Argentina.
The narrow gauge line to Esquel runs through a vast and lonely landscape for much of its route. It is very much like the Carson and Colorado which was once described as being built 200 miles too ... (more)
Pete Lerro charter. It is a small detail, but I think what really appeals to me about this picture is the silhouette of the engineer. He looks very intent.
A northbound freight from Esquel departs a water stop at Nahuel Pan.
The high wheeled passenger pedigree of the 40 is sure evident in this broadside on the fill approaching Lackawanna crossing.
A "down" train of logs crosses River Bridge. The working side of the shays was always on the dark side when hauling loads across the bridge.
The light at the end of the tunnel is indeed a train. Taken during Pete Lerro's charter on the V&T (under carefully controlled conditions I probably should add).
Taken during Pete Lerro's charter on the V&T.
Neat truck. And two steam engines for background. The NN is a pretty interesting museum. Taken at this years winter photo shoot.
The day before Cal's last trip to the Rose Bowl.......