This is a rather unique locomotive. By design, an earlier unsaturated mallet logging steam engine. But really what makes it unique is it’s story. Built in 1909 for a Tennessee logging railroad,... (more)
This shot was pure luck. I was headed for the Portland airport but had enough time for a few pix before I left so I chased. A few miles back the 2 was in dense morning fog, but as I drove toward... (more)
A lot of very nice pictures have been posted here from the Lerro Oregon Coast Scenic Railway charters a couple of weeks ago. In sorting through my stuff to see what might be a little different I ... (more)
Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad engine 2 rests next to the shops after a long days work
Early evening freight double-header with Polson Logging Co. Mikado steam locomotive #2 and McCloud Railway Prairie steam locomotive #25 past the fish pier in Garibaldi, Oregon.
"She said yes!"
My brother recently popped the question in front of Southern Pacific 4449 Daylight during a Peter Lerro charter shoot. Fun fact, she got him the H.O. model for Ch... (more)
Former Whitney Company 2-4-4-2 "Skookum" was built by Baldwin Locomotive Works in June 1909. It was retired and abandoned deep in the forest following a d... (more)
Filling the tender from a fire hydrant.
A line of equipment owned by the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad lies on a siding south of Garibaldi. This stretch of track -- once operated by the Port of Tillamook Bay Railroad -- has been isolated... (more)
Fishery Point: Crossing Nehalem Bay. Belching a plume of oily smoke, the former McCloud River Railroad Locomotive #25 hauls a local mixed train across the little bridge at Fishery Point, en... (more)
Running the Nehalem River Canyon. There are relatively few tourist railroads in the US that experience radical changes in scenery along the length of their run. One well-known example is ... (more)
Bound for Salmonberry.....and very nearly there. The former McCloud River Railroad Locomotive 25 emerges from the iron bridge at the confluence of the Nehalem and Salmonberry Rivers on form... (more)
Reflecting on 90 years of faithful service in the American Northwest, McCloud Railway #25 hauls a mixed across the causeway at Smith Lake, en route to Rockaway Beach, Nedonna Beach, Wheeler... (more)
Oregon Coast Local. The former McCloud Railway Locomotive #25 passes a swampy pond adjacent to Smith Lake as she hauls a short local mixed train north on the old SP Tillamook Branch. The... (more)
A California Log-Hog in the Oregon Woods. Former log-hog McCloud #25 is right at home in the deep woods of Oregon as she hauls a mixed freight along the shore of the Nehalem River toward ... (more)