Switching moves at Cass.
A Mower Lumber Shay rests in the late evening at a logging camp on Cheat Mountain ready to begin loading in the morning. Actually a night shoot with the rarely featured equipment on display at Whi... (more)
It wouldn't be springtime in Cass without gratuitous use of Shays!
Cass Shay's 2 & 11 pose with vintage diesels from the D&GV at the ghost town site of Spruce.
"We meet again old friend..." For the many years I've been making the pilgrimage to Cass, this is a shot I've always wanted. Shay 2 pauses beside its old water tank, which has been here for decade... (more)
The Georgetown Loop Railroad had their two steam locomotives out of the engine house getting some sun. West Side Lumber (WSL) #9 is a three truck shay built by the Lima Locomotive Works in 1923. ... (more)
With the MSR&LHA railfan weekend just a memory, it's fun to look back on this May tradition of coming together to enjoy steam mountain railroading that lasted over half a century.
After a day of going back and forth up the hill between Georgetown and Silver Plume, Shay 9 back toward the engine house past the Silver Plume depot under gray skies.
At the end of the day Shay 9 takes on fuel oil behind the line's small water tank.
On a rainy afternoon, former West Side Lumber Shay 9 runs around her train preparing for another trip up the hill as the Devil's Gate trestles looms in the background.
After a day of overseeing many fully loaded trains of tourists up and down "the Loop," the conductor heads for home at the end of the day.
After leaving the station, the Georgetown Loop wraps around the parking lot area on a ledge (the upper ledge is I70) as it approaches the Devil's Gate bridge.
This 60-3 class Shay has had an interesting history. It was built in 1916 for the famed West Side Lumber Co, and is one of many surviving Shays from this line. It came to CO in the 1970s and spent... (more)