Inside the roundhouse at Calumet Yard NKP Hudson 173 rested after being coaled and watered. By this time she was mostly backup power for the Alco Pas that handled NKPs passenger service. On June 1... (more)
Calumet Yard, on Chicago's south side, was the home of the last roundhouse built in the United States, completed in 1952. The modern yard and engine terminal was built to replace older facilities ... (more)
The Empress heads east through the Kicking Horse Canyon and under the 90 metre high Park Bridge. That is an IMAX camera mounted above the driver pistons.
Spic and span and ready for return to Vancouver.
Steaming upgrade on a chilly summer morning west of Lake Louise, 2816 makes an incredible sight headed up the east slope of Kicking Horse Pass
At the end of the day 78.618 an Austrian 4-6-4T is ready to turn on the table at Ampflwang, in the background 0-8-0T 392.2530 waits it's turn. Ampflwang is the head quarters of the Austrian Socie... (more)
The Empress overnights in the dark reaches of the yard as the night traffic passes by on the Main.
Steaming up out of Lake Louise westbound on the original mainline, now the south track used by eastbounds, 2816 puts out a cloud of steam taking a run at the 1.8% east slope of Kicking Horse Pass
The Empress is working hard coming out of Lake Louise to the Kicking Horse summit at Divide. Even the weather couldn't diminish the beautiful sight and sound of a steam locomotive climbing a grad... (more)
R761 hauls T356 (dead attached or off-line) and a set of wooden 'E' type cars up the 1 in 50 grades of 'The Haunted Hills' near Moe, on Steamrail's annual 'Snow Train' to Traralgon.
Pre-dawn view of CPR 2816 storming out of Lake Loiuse. Excursion passengers had overnighted there with train departing long before the sun came over the mountains.
C&O #490: One of my all time favorite engines - built by ALCO in 1926 as a Pacific, the C&O rebuilt this engine as a streamlined Hudson in 1946 for "Chessie" service, the C&O’s hope for t... (more)
After 20 months out of service undergoing an overhaul CP Empress 4-6-4 2816 makes a shakedown run from Calgary east to Bassano on Sunday June 6th
"C&O for Progess" How's this for progress? Built by ALCO in 1926 as a Pacific, the C&O rebuilt this engine as a streamlined Hudson in 1946 for "Chessie" service, the C&O’s hope for th... (more)
CP 2816 heads for Kenora. This was the first trip to the eastern part of Canada since this unit was restored in 2001.