Almost Back. Passing Hiline Junction means the crew of this NN freight are almost home. East Ely lies just a couple miles ahead; of course, it would take us quite a while to get th... (more)
Through The Pines. Rounding the wide curve just below milepost 56, GCRY 4960 heads through Coconino Canyon, headed for the Grand Canyon, which lies just 7 track miles ahead.
By The Dawn's Early Light. Before the sun made it over the horizon, GCRY 4960 storms over Espee Road with a photo freight as part of a Lerro Productions charter.
Heading For Home. At the end of a long Saturday filled with runbys, 4960 rolls across the setting sun as she heads for home south of Quivero.
Yard Limits. There's no yard to speak of at Hiline Junction, only the Hiline Branch diverging from the main line. Still though, the yard limit marker made a nice photo prop when #9... (more)
The Loadout. Returning downhill from Keystone to Ely, #40 leads her passenger train past an old loading platform. Small mines in the area, not large enough to have their own tipple... (more)
Mosier Cut. East of the yard at East Ely, the landscape turns much flatter than it is west of town. The one exception is the area around Mosier Cut, where the valley floor rises sl... (more)
The New Spot. On Saturday afternoon, participants at the NNRy's Winter Photo Shoot were treated to a pair of photo runbys at a previously-unused spot below Keystone. While the phot... (more)
Meet The Smurfs. On one of only a handful of occasions that these two units were paired together, 511 and 505 sit under the School Street bridge in Lowell as the crew goes off duty.... (more)
On The Night Shift. At the end of the day, engines 40 and 93 rest under the coal tower, in anticipation of a weekend of photo runbys. Strobe lighting by Steve Crise.
This Is Only A Test. If this were the actual trip, a steam locomotive would be on the point. A diesel trip was conducted on Friday afternoon for photographers to see the line and g... (more)
Sunset For The BCLR? With the sunset still illuminating the cloudy skies behind it, Bay Colony GP7 #1701 sits lifeless in Medfield. In 2008, BCLR lost the operating contract for sev... (more)
Not Quite Altoona. WW&F#10 pretty much fills up the shop bay in Wiscasset. The smokebox in the foreground belongs to #10's future stablemate, presently awaiting installation of her ... (more)
Almost There. 142 miles from the SP connection at Cobre and 124 miles from the WP at Shafter, #40 drags her train up through Tunnel 1 on the way to the mine. Only four miles separa... (more)
Coffee Break? Now that the rested crew is aboard, NMED pulls out away from CPF-WA in Lowell, where the last crew left it when they outlawed. Trains outlaw here fairly often; I have... (more)