After the last run of the day, and after the fire was allowed to die out, C&H No. 3 is inching towards the engine house with only 25 psi remaining in the boiler.
The one-time pride of the Union Pacific and the Pennsy now greet visitors at the National Railroad Museum, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Baldwin No. 2 hauls an ex-Milwaukee Road caboose on a summer afternoon at the Ironhorse Railroad Park.
Quincy & Torch Lake 2-8-0 No. 5 basks in the late evening sun at the Quincy Mine Hoist, Quincy Hill, Hancock, Michigan. The steamer - nicknamed the "Gooseneck" - was abandoned in 1945.
Calumet & Hecla 0-4-0T No. 3 alongside the former Mineral Range/DSS&A/Soo Line depot that's preserved at the Houghton County Historical Museum in Lake Linden, Michigan.
Calumet & Hecla 0-4-0T No. 3 steams up the short 5% grade on the Lake Linden & Torch Lake Railroad's loop track.
Inside the cab of the monster....Big Boy 4017
Can you believe it? This 144-year-old locomotive is on outdoor display at the Michigan Iron Industry Museum, located at the site of the Jackson Iron Company mine in Negaunee. The "Yankee" was bu... (more)
Steam in the Copper Country! These two Quincy & Torch Lake narrow gauge locomotives were abandoned inside the Q&TL engine house when the railroad was closed after World War II. In the late 1970s ... (more)
Rock Island 513 reflected on the rail during the photo stop at West Liberty, Iowa. This is the former Rock Island main line, now operated by Iowa Interstate.
Amtrak heritage unit 184 throttles up as it accelerates out of Hastings, following an unscheduled stop to tend to an overheated passenger.
No. 6 poses on a small trestle on the Midwest Central loop, built in the early 1960s by volunteer CB&Q track crews.
No. 6 steams out of Snipe Run, the former CB&Q station from Yarmouth, Iowa.
A very late train No. 8, led by heritage unit No. 184, rolls across the Mississippi River into Hastings. The train made a brief stop for paramedics to check out a passenger suffering from heat st... (more)
Its orange paint glowing in the late afternoon sun, BNSF 6233 hustles a coal train out of Burlington.