Spectacle at Yacolt Creek. With the morning sun highlighting her plume, Crossett Western #10 makes a rather spectacular start with her short freight, just a hundred yards or so south of the... (more)
In a cavern, in a canyon..... Crossett Western #10 exits the 300 ft long, curved tunnel near Mouton Falls, and is seen here among the dense vegetation in the rock cut that marks the approac... (more)
Misty morning in Yacolt. The early morning ground fog and mist are still burning off in the tiny Washington hamlet of Yacolt, as the crew of a Crossett Western saddle-tanker takes their loc... (more)
Top Ten of 2016. With the year almost over, here's a look back at my Top 10 favorite shots from 2016.5. One of my favorite places to visit is the ever-expanding 2-foot emp... (more)
There is not a whole lot that sounds and looks better than a pair of Lima built Berks hauling a freight train at sunrise... it really doesn't get much better at all.
I have waited 55 years to see a Maine 2 foot gauge railroad alive and in steam. It was worth the wait.
Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington 0-4-4 No.9 brings it home in Alna, Maine.
Brakeman Bill Baskerville surveys his train from the rear platform of caboose No. 320. He is rolling southbound near Rosewood Crossing on the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington, a reconstructed 2 ... (more)
In the chill of a Maine evening long ago, just when the loons started their spooky song on the lake, you heard the equally haunting sounds of a machine, far off yet coming. Closer it came, the sou... (more)
Sutter's Crossing.As the sun sinks lower into the afternoon sky, much of the WW&F ROW falls into deep shadow. Sutter's Crossing, which is pretty nicely lit from mid-morning to mid-afternoo... (more)
Re-assembling a Freight at Top of the Mountain.Brakeman Bill Baskerville stands on the catwalk of Reefer Car 65 as Engineer Rick Sisson, Fireman Jason Lamontagne and Conductor J.B. Smith br... (more)
Steamscape: Humanson Brook.The late afternoon shadows have completely enveloped the woodland channel of Humanson Brook as an afternoon freight rushes south on the WW&F toward its destinatio... (more)
Switching moves at Alna Center. Through the cabin of a parked 1920 Dodge, we see WW&F #9 and crew preparing to pin the caboose back onto their freight after setting out a couple of loads in... (more)
Riding his magic carpet made of steam..... Engineer Robert "Bullet Bob" Longo and WW&F #9 appear to be riding a carpet of cottony steam as their freight train drifts downhill off ... (more)
Not much of a reflection shot today..... Although the calendar says it is technically spring, there's still a skim of ice on the pond just north of Davis Curve, and some snow here and there... (more)
Cockeye Curve. Drifting downgrade with the cylinder cocks open, WW&F #9 brings a short freight south through an S-curve that is referred to as "Cockeye Curve."
On November 15t... (more)