A light dusting of snow is present as Sumpter Valley Railroad Heisler #3 is lit up for the first day of the photographers weekend
Sam. What can I say? In the world of preservation railroading, there are a few folks who just have "the look". Sumpter Valley Engineer Sam McCloskey is one of those guys. Pos... (more)
Blue hour in McEwen. As the blue hour fades to black, Sumpter Valley's two steam locomotives sit tied down at the McEwen Tank, all prepped and ready for an early morning departure to the we... (more)
Approaching Sumpter. The fall colors are shining brightly in the afternoon sun as Sumpter Valley's Mikado #19 hustles west toward nearby Sumpter, with a log train.
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Gold country narrow gauge. One of the real gems in preservation railroading struts its stuff for the cameras as Sumpter Valley's Mikado #19 makes an eastbound run out of Sumpter, headed for... (more)
On the dark side with Sumpter's "Stump Dodger." Sumpter Valley Railway's 65-ton Alco Mikado #19 highballs east out of Sumpter Oregon, headed for Baker City with a fresh load of l... (more)
Fall color in the Powder River Valley. Sumpter Valley Railway Mikado #19 hauls a short log train east out of Sumpter on a colorful fall day, with an eventual destination of Baker City, som... (more)
Sunrise over McEwen. On the first day of the 2018 Sumpter Valley fall photo event, the trains faced east. The sunrise at McEwen Station is essentially aligned with the right-of-way, so f... (more)
The Volunteers of Sumpter Valley. The crews of our two 2018 Sumpter Valley Fall Photo Trains pose on the pilots before saddling up to ride. From left to right, they are as follows: Jim Gri... (more)
A Reflection Shot that Panned out Perfectly
A modern day Sumpter Valley No. 19 keeps pace with a reflection of itself from the past against the unchanged backdrop of the Elkhorn Range dur... (more)
Set against beautiful Fall colors, Sumpter Valley No. 19 leads a small log train eastbound towards McEwen, passing one of the many ponds along the narrow gauge line.
Sumpter Valley Railray's No. 19 leads a small fright westbound towards Sumpter, passing one of the many ponds along the narrow gauge line.
Meet me at Hawley. An Eccles Lumber Company work train holds the siding at Hawley Spur, as her crew watches the passage of a westbound Sumpter Valley Railway log train on the main line.
Sumpter Valley Railray's No. 19, a 2-8-2 narrow gauge locomotive, brings a small freight around a bend and through a cut traveling east bound through Sumpter, OR.
Eccles Lumber Work Train. A short work train serving the Eccles Lumber Company takes advantage of a break in the Sumpter Valley Railway schedule to shuttle a team of loggers and their tool... (more)