UP stack train heads east past the grain elevator in Biggs with Mt Hood some 40 miles in the background.
Lake Yard transfer job approached the throat of Union Station in a sun break between thunderstorms.
Detour Hinkle - Roseville
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)
An eclectic mix of rolling stock. Having just topped her wood and water supplies, Sumpter Valley's fall photo mixed train pulls away from the water tank in the McEwen Yard and toward the pa... (more)
Doyle has engine at a crawl for slow order evidenced by supplies staged along sides of tracks.
4449 slows to a crawl for a slow order for track work with train stretched out in the sun.
4449 climbs the side of the bluff over the Columbia Gorge to gain access to the Descutes River Canyon.
A gloomy fall day along the Powder River. Sumpter Valley's fall photo train slowly chugs east from Sumpter station toward its next stop in McEwen, about 5 miles down the track. The mixed c... (more)
A westbound UP stack train catches sunlight in a sweeping curve west of Biggs.
For a while, the UP ran a M-RVHK tain over the Oregon Trunk to relieve congestion that they were experiencing on their own line.
Function over form. Sumpter Valley's 40-ton, 2-Truck Heisler covers its train with a steam blanket in the chilly air of a fall morning.
It is difficult to find adjectives to describe H... (more)
Reflections of gold country narrow gauge. A Sumpter Valley mixed heads east from Sumpter toward McEwen and Baker City among some pretty fall foliage. The power today is a little unusual fo... (more)
New C4 No. 7037 leads a southbound manifest up the Oregon Trunk from the Gorge.