The servicing tracks were busy with steam back in 2002.
Early morning at Lava. A Pete Lerro/Farrails charter. Looks a bit "gritty", like the old days.
The morning FES mixto heads east to San Salvador from Sitio del Nino across a black lava bed. The 14 is an FES original as indicated by the link on the front pilot instead of a knuckle coupler. ... (more)
One tends to pick their path very carefully when walking to a photo spot here. The Cape Natal line into and out of Creighton was a wonderful venue for charters with this engine, but sadly Transne... (more)
Returning north via the Valley line following a movie making appearance in Southern California. Cooking along at track speed with a perfect economy haze from the stack. Somewhere north of Fresno. ... (more)
Doubleheaded empty coal train on the HSB. The coal gons are two axle standard gauge cars being carried on meter gauge "transporter" cars, a fairly common practice in Europe. Farrails charter.
The SOU 4501 heads east through Pittsburgh over the Pittsburgh and West Virginia enroute home rails at Strasburg, Virginia via the P&WV, WM, and N&W. The milepost would put this at West Liberty. T... (more)
Ten wheeler No. 3, the movie queen, simmers outside the Jamestown roundhouse. This facility is now part of the California State Railroad Museum and looks about the same today as it did 50 plus yea... (more)
I like this image because it looks to me to be a believable recreation of the past. The mulltiple tracks, industry, car spotted on the siding, crossing, perhaps even the rather mundane composition... (more)
Oil fired sunset. Southbound from the summit above Norquinco on the Esquel narrow gauge line. This probably would have been much more dramatic if it were coal smoke, but I'm not complaining. Thi... (more)
A southbound train on the Oregon Trunk Sub crosses the bridge to Tunnel 2.
Nice line-up of fallen flag boxcars. B&O round top, DL&W (Route of the Phoebe Snow), Great Northern, Burlington....just about as interesting as the steam engine pulling them.
Exiting Tunnel 2.
The Friends of the C&TS have loaded two cars with pipe, which is a nice addition to the photo freights. This picture shows one of them, together with two of the idler flats that were typically use... (more)
Heading west through northern Ontario on VIA 1 in January. Cold on the outside, warm and cozy inside.