The Eureka Southern was one of the more colorful and scenic shortlines in California during its all too short life trying to operate the north end of the former NWP.
Meter gauge Baldwin 2-10-4 No. 305 hauls a load of coal toward Tubarao. The Teresa Cristina had identical engines built by Alco.
A westbound UP train exits the tunnel just west of Palisade, Nevada in paired track territory on the SP line. The former WP line is in the background. Until 1938 the ng. Eureka and Palisade cros... (more)
A westbound VIA Canadian at Kicking Horse Pass.
Close up the counterweight and running gear on one of the 470 class locomotives used on the Silverton.
Trains Unlimited tour on the G&Q. Only parts of the railroad are open, but this includes the spectacular Devils Nose. No. 17 is lettered for the Sibambe Cuenca, an abandoned G&Q branch. The die... (more)
Southbound from Klamath Falls approaching the California state line near Dorris.
A westbound stack train out in the middle of no where.
The FES had these home-built motor cars that, with apologies to the RGS, we dubbed "Galloping Bananas". The real name for the cars was "Bala de Plata"....Silver Bullet. I am told they had Mercur... (more)
The lady doing her washing pays scant attention to the passing of the regular FES afternoon mixed to Sitio del Nino. At Sitio three steam powered link and pin mixed trains will meet to swap passe... (more)
After taking water and cleaning its fire, QJ 6981 prepares to lead a doubleheaded freight west from LinXi over JingPeng pass.
A westbound train from Cranbrook to Nelson meets its eastbound counterpart at Tochty west of Cranbrook shortly after sunrise.
A westbound turns the loop on the climb to Silver Zone Pass on the former Western Pacific in eastern Nevada.
An afternoon Cumbres turn with 483 on the point blows for the Coxo crossing on the old dirt road from Chama to Cumbres. A helper is cut in ahead of the caboose.
The 480 and 488 soak up the late afternoon sun coming through the windows of the Alamosa roundhouse.