Sunrise over Scales. Pre-dawn snow showers give way to clearing skies over Nevada's Comstock Region, as a V&T Freight winds its way north over the "crookedest shortline in America."
The ... (more)
Dear God, have mercy on me. The mountains are so high and my train is so small.
Steamscape: Historic Virginia City. You are looking north toward the very reason for the existence of the original Virginia & Truckee Railroad. This is Virginia City, Nevada. Built at 6,200... (more)
Historic Gold Hill Depot. Located only just a mile or so south of Virginia City is another relic of the Comstock mining boom: The town of Gold Hill. Unlike Virginia City, Gold Hill is jus... (more)
Steamscape: American Flat. A Virginia & Truckee freight heads compass west with the vast expanse of desert known as American Flat as a back-drop. The run from Carson City to Virgina City ... (more)
A tale of 7 tunnels: Tunnel #3 The reborn Virginia & Truckee Railroad puts on a display of mountain muscle as Locomotives 29 and 18 double-head a short freight past the remains of Tunnel #3... (more)
A tale of 7 tunnels: Tunnel #4. The Virginia & Truckee's Locomotive #29 bursts out of the east portal of Tunnel #4 with a freight headed for Virginia City.
Known as the "Yellow Jacket ... (more)
Steamscape: The Overman Pit. A V&T Freight, en route to Virginia City, Crosses the high fill on the edge of the Overman Pit, just after dawn on a cold winter morning.
Although the scene ... (more)
Pressing toward Log Cabin. Having left the really deep snows behind them at White Pass, the rotary fleet has been cruising north through British Columbia and a snow pack that is mostly just... (more)
Controlled Violence! White Pass Master Mechanic Dave Sorrell watches the controlled explosion of snow and ice from the relative safety of the pilothouse, as Rotary #1 attacks the "Canadian ... (more)
White Pass Work Extra. A pair of GE 90 Class Locomotives and their work extra await the call to duty, just north of the White Pass Shops on a cool afternoon in April.
Every spring, thi... (more)
Icy Red Clay Creek. The Wilmington & Western Railroad's Alco #98 charges across the icy Red Clay Creek with a passenger consist headed for Hockessin. The route of the old B&O Landenberg B... (more)
Dashing through the snow. The Wilmington & Western Railroad's 1909-vintage 4-4-0 leads a 2011 Lerro Productions Charter across the snow-covered Bridge 10A and into the line's Mt. Cuba Picni... (more)
Edaville #21: "Anne-Elizabeth". Since the departure of the original Maine 2-foot Locomotives in 1993, the only steam power (until very recently) at Edaville Railroad....now known as Edavill... (more)
Adieu, old friend. With CN 7470 safely tucked into her stall in the North Conway Roundhouse, a crew member checks the clearance on the front coupler, before closing the doors on the engine'... (more)