Out of the mountains and into the valley, #19 pours on the smoke as it accelerates on one of the few flat and straight stretches of track on the railroad.
Running an all volunteer steam railro... (more)
Number 19 storms through Rock Cut headed eastbound towards McEwen.
Sometimes the last minute changes end up being the best shots. I had originally planned for a different angle at this locatio... (more)
Mixed Service: Prairie City to Baker. Running since well before dawn, Sumpter Valley's handsome Mikado #19 leaves a frosty white plume as she hauls an express mixed train east out of Prairi... (more)
Carrying on the tradition of narrow gauge steam railroading along Eastern Oregon's Powder River, Engineer Eric Wunz is among the corps of die-hard volunteers who are the heart and soul of t... (more)
We'll be needing the sanders..... Sumpter Valley Engineer Eric Wunz makes one last check of the sand supply on Mikado #19 as he prepares depart McEwen and head west toward Sumpter. A snow... (more)
Endless reflecting pools. Just half a mile or so from an arrival in the tiny Oregon town of Sumpter, the SVRy's Mikado #19 hauls an early afternoon mixed train north through the Powder Rive... (more)
Fall color along the Powder River. A westbound Sumpter Valley mixed train runs just above the placid Powder River on a cool fall afternoon.
Although the present-day Sumpter Valley Railr... (more)
Highball for Sumpter. Less than an hour after sunrise, a Sumpter Valley mixed train heads west at Hawley Spur, on a pleasant fall day. Backlit situations can be difficult for many photogr... (more)
Reflections of Gold Country Narrow Gauge. Sumpter Valley Mikado #19 throws a perfect reflection in the still waters of a lineside pond as she hauls an eastbound mixed toward Baker City. H... (more)
Morning mixed to Baker. A morning mixed train from Prairie City to Baker City passes a short work train at Hawley Spur, about 4 miles east of Sumpter. The power on the mixed is Sumpter Va... (more)
Sumpter Valley Sunrise. The first golden rays of sunlight stream across the Powder River Valley in tiny McEwen, Oregon, finding the Sumpter Valley Railroad's two steamers sitting at McEwen ... (more)
Sumpter Valley Railway #19 leads the first Christmas Train of the year into the Sumpter depot as a light snow falls.
Sumpter Valley Railway freight train opens cylinder cocks as it departs McEwen with a short freight bound for Baker City just before dawn.
In Reality, this is a scene from the annual Sumpter Va... (more)
Bound for Baker City. After a brief stay in the hole at Hawley to allow a westbound freight to pass, Mixed Extra 19, resumes its eastbound journey toward Baker City, with half a dozen freig... (more)
Snowy McEwen Sunrise. A mountain snow flurry that drifted in from the nearby Elkhorns continues to lightly dust the McEwen Yard, as the sun rises amid breaking clouds to the east. This sur... (more)