Rayonier #2 switching at the Mt. Rainier Scenic yard in Mineral Lake, WA.
The barely audible gurgle of flowing water in Roundtop Creek is momentarily interrupted by the sound and fury of Hammond Lumber 17, re-enacting a scene typical of the Pacific coast forests 50 or m... (more)
Hammond Lumber Company 2-8-2T #17 pulls the afternoon passenger train into the Museum and Shops at Mineral, WA.
The morning sun streams in through the skylights at the Mineral shop at the crew discusses the day's work. The 2015 regular season operations will begin soon, and the shop crew is working hard to ... (more)
Rods and Gears. In a display of mountain muscle, Hammond Lumber #17 and Rayonier Lumber #2 double-head a short freight into the yards at the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad Shops.
The "ghost train" leaves Mineral. After switching onto the main line at Mineral, Hammond Lumber #17 begins plodding slowly south into the murk, with a short freight bound for Mort... (more)
Morning freight to Mineral. The early morning fog is starting to thin at Roundtop Creek and some sun is just starting to filter through. The stillness of this calm, cool morning is sudden... (more)
Mountain muscle. With the local vegetation and the rails still dripping wet from an afternoon downpour, Rayonier Willamette #2 charges upgrade toward the nearby Mineral Yard with a work tra... (more)
Fall in the Cascades. A few splashes of color in the lush forest signal the onset of fall in Washington's Cascade Region, as Hammond Lumber #17 shuttles a short work train south from Elbe, ... (more)
Steamscape: Roundtop Creek. Rayonier Lumber Willamette #2 heads north out of Mineral, Washington, crossing the little wooden bridge over Roundtop Creek with string of log bunks.
The morning sun begins to break through the stubborn fog and mist as a short work train, headed by Hammond Lumber Company #17, chugs slowly toward the shops at Mineral. A 1929 product of t... (more)