Mixed service to Sumpter. W.H. Eccles Lumber Company Heisler #3 grinds its way west toward Sumpter Station with a mixed freight and passenger consist on a late fall afternoon. The 3-ft ga... (more)
Charging up the hill east of Baker on a busy November afternoon is this eastbound manifest. The Elkhorns only have a touch of snow on top at this point...
Southbound BNSF manifest is digging in for the 1.3-1.4% grade out of Bend it'll be encountering in less than a mile.
In a scenario repeated countless time in railroading they are waiting, and talking "footboard talk", 99.9% of the time about something other than their occupation. The sun is high and warm and h... (more)
Coming home to McEwen. Rain clouds threaten, as W.H. Eccles Lumber Company Heisler #3 holds the west leg of the McEwen Wye with a mixed freight and passenger consist. In the foreground, Fi... (more)
Good to go for another 15 years! Having completed her 1,472-day boiler inspection, the Sumpter Valley Railroad's "other" engine is quickly going back together. When this photo was taken a... (more)
Northbound UP "Z train" rolls down the 1.8% Cascade Line in Oregon.
A short eastbound Union Pacific freight descends the big horseshoe curve at Prichard Creek near Durkee, Oregon, on the afternoon of January 22, 2013. Three GEs and a SD40-2 are on the point in the... (more)
The colorful Sumpter Valley Railroad. Sumpter Valley's 1915-vintage Heisler #3 hauls a colorful consist of mixed freight on the westbound run toward Sumpter in the late afternoon sun.
Fall color in the Sumpter Valley. A splash of vivid fall color greets a late morning mixed train as it passes one of the many little ponds along the route from Sumpter to McEwen, Oregon. ... (more)
Sam. The steam locomotive crews at the Sumpter Valley Railroad seem to take pride in looking the part, and Sam McCloskey is no exception. A recent addition to the roster of SVRR volunteers... (more)
Just another purty day in the Sumpter Valley. With a gray, morning overcast suddenly breaking up nicely, Eccles Lumber Company Heisler #3 makes a spirited charge past one of the many ponds... (more)