Double your pleasure! PM #1225 and NKP #765 join forces in Owosso, MI for "Train Festival" in 2009. Lerro Productions was on hand for a private charter a few weeks later utilizing both engines f... (more)
PM 1225 gets her rear tube plate installed, as a welder from Purvis & Foster lights up her firebox with the blue-purple glow of his arc welder. Funds are still needed for 1225's 15-year overhaul.
With her ash pans and fire grate removed, it's possible to see into PM 1225's firebox from ground level. A welder from Purvis & Foster welds in the rear tube plate, as progress continues on the r... (more)
Progress continues on 1225. The Berkshire has had her inner firebox sheets installed, and workers are continuing the process of installing thousands of staybolts. Funds are still needed to compl... (more)
When One's Not Enough. What's a railfan from the steam-starved East to do The answer, at least in 2009, was to Go West to Michigan, where eight locomotives were gathering. Here fo... (more)
Hot metal goes flying as volunteers torch away components along PM 1225's boiler. Progress continues on her 15-year overhaul. Canon 60D with 15-85 IS, handheld at 1/6 second.
Holes. Hundreds of 'em! The fireman's side of the firebox on Pere Marquette 1225 has had its staybolts removed in preparation for replacing the inner sheet. This work is all part of the FRA-manda... (more)
Work progresses on Pere Marquette 1225. Volunteers are cleaning around staybolts at the back of the firebox, while the old and new fireman's side firebox sheets are visible in the foreground.
Under the watchful eye of Steam Railroading Institute volunteers, Pere Marquette 1225 is carefully backed onto the Owosso turntable. Progress on the firebox can clearly be seen.
Work on PM 1225 continues. The firebox is shown here, with thermic syphons and hundreds of staybolts removed along the backhead and fireman's side.
Pere Marquette #1225 leads a hot shot early morning westbound freight just before sunrise under a dramatic Michigan sky. Taken nearly four years back, this is one engine and a fine crew that I mi... (more)
The fall foliage is starting to change colors as 1225 builds up steam and prepares for a run by with a photo chartered mixed freight.