11 miles south of Bend, OR, passing through appropriately-named "Lava" siding.
BN's big C636's were powerful but trouble plagued units. I was fortunate enough to actually see a number of them in service in the summer of 79. I also picked up a number of slides in trade or pur... (more)
Winter morning on the Sumpter. A Lerro charter, and as usual he got us up way earlier than we wanted to get up, but it was worth it.
Emerging from the tunnel at Twin Bridges in the Deschutes River Canyon.
Tied down for the weekend, former Portland Traction Company SW1 of the Oregon Pacific Railroad rests at the company's East Portland yard in Milwaukie in the very early hours of a Sunday morning.
eastbound SP train McCredie Springs siding
Homeward bound. A Mt. Emily Lumber Company train heads east toward the yards in the City of Prineville, Oregon, under a cobalt blue winter sky.
A purposeful machine. Mt. Emily Lumber Company's Shay #1 rolls slowly through the sagebrush steppe of Central Oregon, en route to her home in the City of Prineville. The afternoon sun hig... (more)
Blow-down! The crew of Mt. Emily Lumber Company's Shay #1 executes an extended blow-down of the locomotive's boiler, just after crossing the Crooked River on the eastbound run to Prineville... (more)
Where the Shays play. Mt. Emily Lumber Company Shay #1 drifts slowly through a forest S-curve, en route to the pick-up point for another load of logs, destined for a sawmill outside Prinevi... (more)
Where the Shays play. Mt. Emily Lumber Company Shay #1 poses for a portrait in her natural element.....in the woods of Oregon. Actually, there are not a lot of woods near Prineville, where... (more)
Shuttling Timber. After dropping a load of fresh timber at a nearby sawmill, Mt. Emily Shay #1 crosses the Crooked River with her string of empty log bunks, headed back to the high country.... (more)