Long a leading member of the Strasburg Rail Road steam fleet, newly overhauled Canadian National E-10-a #89 lifts a mid-afternoon train up the Carpenters grade.
In a cloud of steam, the Slim Princess backs away from the fuel and water tanks and heads to the depot to pick up its train. On this, its first day of public trips at the Laws Railroad Museum, SP... (more)
The mighty Sierra Nevada rise above the Owens Valley as Southern Pacific ten-wheeler #18 prepares for her first day of trips for the public at the Laws Railroad Museum.
Awaiting the start of her first day of trips for the public, SP 18 rests at the oil and water tanks at the Laws Railroad Museum. Everything you see in this photo, with the exception of the engine... (more)
Slim Princess Southbound- Passing the fuel oil and water tanks at Laws, the Slim Princess departs for a meandering afternoon trek down the Owens Valley to Keeler. Taken at the Slim Princess... (more)
Standing in the crisp California sunshine, the Slim Princess sits on the turntable lead in the tiny town of Laws, readying for the return trip to Owenyo. Taken at the Slim Princess Reunion, this ... (more)
Framed by the center mast of the gallows turntable, the Slim Princess simmers quietly in the small yard at Laws. Taken at the Slim Princess Reunion, this is the first time that SP #18 has run on ... (more)
Preparing for a return trip to Owenyo, #18's engineer oils around as his fireman opens the hatch on the oil bunker. Taken at the Slim Princess Reunion, this is the first tim... (more)
Meet at Laws- It's an unusually busy night on the Keeler Branch, and we find Southern Pacific #9 pulled into the stub-end siding to clear for a southbound #18. The engineer on #9 conversed ... (more)
Keeler Branch Nights- A late-night southbound extra prepares to leave the depot at Laws, California behind former Nevada-California-Oregon #12. Taken at the Slim Princess Reunion, this is t... (more)
Sunshine and Rainbows- With plentiful trains running on Cajon Pass, good sunlight, and a bit of moisture in the air from a morning thunderstorm, all the pieces of an epic railroad photograp... (more)
Make Life Last, Put Safety First. Important words to live by, especially when working in industry. At the Plaster City, California processing plant DL-535-E #112 spots its train of hopper ... (more)
"The door is closed!" Steve Barry's cry rang across the Ocotillo Wells desert, the four words none of us thought we'd hear on a 100°+ day. Nevertheless, the second departure from the US Gy... (more)