Waiting on the evening freight. In the early evening light, a motorist waits patiently in his Ford Model A, as a local freight passes through a rural crossing with its whistle blaring. Ou... (more)
Tanking at Palestine. Tremont & Gulf #30 has her photo freight in tow as she pulls up to the very unique-looking water tower in the yard at Palestine, TX. In this case, it's all for show, ... (more)
Fire up 610! Hey, if they could raise the millions to restore and operate Norfolk & Western 611....without a contract for a place to operate, surely someone could come up with the scratch t... (more)
Running the Palestine Wye. After arriving back in Palestine from her trip to Rusk, Tremont & Gulf #30 takes her photo freight onto the wye to be turned for the following day's operations. ... (more)
A line with a most unique history. The Texas State Railroad's big oil-burning, Tremont & Gulf Mikado #30 charges out of the (not-so) Piney Woods of East Texas at the Gibson Road crossing, h... (more)
Carving out a living in the Louisiana woods. Tremont & Gulf #30 blows for a rural crossing in woods of Northern Louisiana, as she leads a local mixed freight northeast toward Monroe. The Tr... (more)
Water at Palestine. With the springtime sun sinking low into the afternoon sky, Tremont & Gulf #30 eases up to the Palestine Water Tank for a welcome drink, after her 25 mile westbound run.... (more)
Springtime in Texas. Tremont & Gulf Mikado #30 runs eastbound on the Texas State Railroad with a photo freight, bound for Maydelle and eventually Rusk. This 1917 Baldwin product has a lon... (more)
A locomotive as big as Texas. Squirreled away in a shed on the grounds of the Texas State Railroad, sits a locomotive worthy of the Whyte Classification "Texas." This monstrous 2... (more)
Everything is bigger in Texas. Here's a rear-quarter view of the massive Texas & Pacific 610, a 1927 Lima 2-10-4, seen here on display in the yard at the Texas State Railroad in Palestine, ... (more)
A pan shot from my collection featuring Tremont & Gulf Railway's 2-8-2 No. 30 with a fright charging past the depot in Maydelle, TX. Notes on slide state ASA 100 with shutter speed of 1/15th. If ... (more)
Tremont & Gulf Railway's 2-8-2 No. 30, leads a freight over the westbound leg of the wye in this undated photo marked "Winnfield, LA". The T&G Rwy interchanged here with the Rock Island ... (more)
Texas State Railroad's 2-8-2 Mikado has the highball as she emerges from the woods, westbound, just shy an unimproved road crossing, bound for Palestine.
Don't Mess with Texans!
Fortunately, we had received permission to be here along the Texas State Railroad ROW during a Lerro Productions charter. In return, the landowners asked f... (more)
Suprise! All fired up and ready to roll!
A few of us were privy to this event well in advance - notably, photographers of a Lerro Productions photo charter back in April of... (more)