The Movie Star poses for her close-up. Shining in the warm, California sun, Sierra #3 tip-toes off the Jamestown turntable and heads for her stall in the fabled roundhouse that has been hom... (more)
Drip....drip....drip. With his pocket watch and a small flashlight, Sierra #3 Engineer Dave Tadlock adjusts the oil feed rate on his locomotive's Detroit Lubricator. Although steam locomo... (more)
Still going strong! Still working the home rails after 116 years, Sierra Railway #3 charges through California's gold country on a Railtown 1897 excursion, with a couple of heavyweight cars... (more)
All that's left of Hooterville. Those of us who are over 50 remember the TV sitcom called Petticoat Junction (PJ). The railroad action scenes that were used in that series were all shot on... (more)
Feeding the movie star. Railtown Fireman Stephanie Tadlock swings the fueling boom into place over the oil tank in the tender of movie star locomotive Sierra #3. Although she was built as ... (more)
Aaaaaaand....ACTION! With perhaps more Hollywood movie and TV credits to her name than any other locomotive in history, the legendary Sierra Railway #3 puts on a private performance for the... (more)
Slumbering, Sierra #3 and #28 bask in the darkness of the Jamestown Roundhouse.
The inside of Sierra Railway's roundhouse appears to have been left untouched for over 100 years.
The number 3 takes on water to prepare for a run up the hill to Sonora
Sierra Railway #3 sure looks good at 121 years old thanks to a recent rebuild and the constant maintenance of the volunteers at Railtown 1897. The vintage locomotive is seen here rolling through C... (more)
Sierra #3 the "Movie Star" engine works upgrade into Jamestown with the final train of the day. This has to be one the hardest engines I've ever photographed. With its very shiney black paint, m... (more)
Sierra Survivor. The Sierra Railway's legendary movie star, Locomotive #3 makes her charge up the hill from Rock Quarry toward the Jamestown Yard, hauling two heavy steel coaches on a speci... (more)
#2 Poses in the early morning light before starting the day's work.
Sierra Railway #2 takes water at the famous Petticoat Junction water tower at Jamestown, CA.
Sierra Railway #2 returns to the depot at Jamestown with another load of happy passengers.