A machine with "character". That's how Fireman Jennifer Jenks described "her" engine to me. With her oversize, one-of-a-kind spark arrestor stack and a pair of antlers... (more)
Endless reflecting pools. Just half a mile or so from an arrival in the tiny Oregon town of Sumpter, the SVRy's Mikado #19 hauls an early afternoon mixed train north through the Powder Rive... (more)
Heisler #3 loves the cold. Being a wood-burner, Sumpter Valley's Heisler #3 doesn't normally produce a lot of smoke and steam effects in warm weather. Because of that, she's not always a ... (more)
Fall color along the Powder River. A westbound Sumpter Valley mixed train runs just above the placid Powder River on a cool fall afternoon.
Although the present-day Sumpter Valley Railr... (more)
Sumpter Valley's Crew. The crews of the two Sumpter Valley Fall Photo Trains pose with their locomotives just prior to a lunch stop in Sumpter, Oregon. From left to right: Lon Wall - Work ... (more)
Sumpter Work Extra. Eccles Lumber Heisler #3 hauls a short work train eastbound toward McEwen on a changeable fall day. In the consist this day are West Side Lumber "Coffin Tank"... (more)
Highball for Sumpter. Less than an hour after sunrise, a Sumpter Valley mixed train heads west at Hawley Spur, on a pleasant fall day. Backlit situations can be difficult for many photogr... (more)
Reflections of Gold Country Narrow Gauge. Sumpter Valley Mikado #19 throws a perfect reflection in the still waters of a lineside pond as she hauls an eastbound mixed toward Baker City. H... (more)
Morning mixed to Baker. A morning mixed train from Prairie City to Baker City passes a short work train at Hawley Spur, about 4 miles east of Sumpter. The power on the mixed is Sumpter Va... (more)
Sumpter Valley Sunrise. The first golden rays of sunlight stream across the Powder River Valley in tiny McEwen, Oregon, finding the Sumpter Valley Railroad's two steamers sitting at McEwen ... (more)
Northbound at Old Deep River Road. NH 3025's Fireman is on the seat box clearing the left side as his train approaches the unguarded crossing at Old Deep River Road.
This view provides ... (more)
Sunnyside at Deep River Creek. The Valley Railroad's New Haven Mikado #3025 charges northbound across the trestle at Deep River Creek with the last of the day's Santa Specials, on Thanksgiv... (more)
Turning at Tate's Cut. The Valley Railroad's big New Haven Mikado #3025 has just cut off from her Santa Special consist at Deep River Landing and is now pulling forward past the yard's nort... (more)
Golden hour arrival. The newly restored WW&F #9 passes the north switch as she enters the Sheepscot Yard with the B-Train at the WW&F Museum's Victorian Christmas event.
Number 9 is an ... (more)
Old Reliable. It's only 3PM, but the shadows are rapidly taking over the Sheepscot Yard as WW&F #10 makes her way from the water tank to the station area, to pick up her 6th and final train... (more)