Sumpter Valley Railway's Heisler #3 from 1915 and her mixed train throw a massive reflection on a pond located about half a mile from Sumpter, OR.
In the beautiful late afternoon light, Sumpter Valley Railway's Heisler #3 from 1915 hauls a mixed train headed for Sumpter.
Sunrise in McEwen, OR. Eccles Lumber Heisler #3, a wood-burning 2-trucker built in 1915, is ready for a day of service on the line.
Eccles Lumber Heisler #3, a wood-burning 2-trucker built in 1915, is seen at night in McEwen.
Sunrise in McEwen on a gorgeous Fall day. Sumpter Valley's Heisler #3 is ready for departure with a local mixed train headed for Sumpter. The rising sun nicely illuminates the plume.
Seven-thirty, AM - McEwen, at the Sumpter Valley Railway
Normally assigned to log trains, Heisler #3 is being used on a short passenger extra carrying lumber company executives to visit a newly opened logging spur.
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Looking the part. Looking every bit like the hogger you'd expect to see in the cab of a wood-burning Heisler in the wilderness of Eastern Oregon, Sumpter Valley Engineer Sam McCloskey alway... (more)
Looking right at home in the tall timber of the Powder River Valley, Eccles Lumber Heisler #3 plods slowly eastward on the Sumpter Valley Railway, with a short work extra. Although #3 was... (more)
A machine with "character". That's how Fireman Jennifer Jenks described "her" engine to me. With her oversize, one-of-a-kind spark arrestor stack and a pair of antlers... (more)
Heisler #3 loves the cold. Being a wood-burner, Sumpter Valley's Heisler #3 doesn't normally produce a lot of smoke and steam effects in warm weather. Because of that, she's not always a ... (more)
Sumpter Valley's Crew. The crews of the two Sumpter Valley Fall Photo Trains pose with their locomotives just prior to a lunch stop in Sumpter, Oregon. From left to right: Lon Wall - Work ... (more)
Sumpter Work Extra. Eccles Lumber Heisler #3 hauls a short work train eastbound toward McEwen on a changeable fall day. In the consist this day are West Side Lumber "Coffin Tank"... (more)
Built for power more than speed. Eccles Lumber Company #3 hauls a short work extra eastbound out of Sumpter, toward Baker City on a sparkling winter morning in February.
Although she c... (more)
"The Great Locomotive Chase." Engineer J.B. "Bret" Bane and Fireman Taylor Rush extract every bit of horsepower they can out of their 99 year-old Heisler, in an effort to keep their spacing... (more)