For the first time since November of 2019 (well, technically the 2nd time if I’m being honest), Southern 630 departs East Chattanooga on the point of a revenue train. After undergoing an extensive... (more)
NNRY archivist Con T. works on the front of locomotive 81 during one of our night photo shoots.
Nevada Northern 93 digs in as she crosses Steptoe Fill against a cloudy morning sky.
Steamscape: American Flat Tunnel (Tunnel #2). V&T Locomotive #29 charges out of the west portal of Tunnel #2, near Silver City, NV, hauling freight loads for customers in Virginia City, abo... (more)
Steamscape: Collapsed Tunnel #3. On a clear, February day, V&T Consolidation #29 takes her short freight up the hill toward Virginia City, passing the remains of Tunnel #3, once known as "H... (more)
Steamscape: Crown Point. A V&T freight comes off the Crown Point Fill and is just now passing the ore loading facilities at about MP 50.0. This is one of the flatter stretches of the recon... (more)
Tunnel #4: The "Yellow Jacket" Tunnel. The Engineer on V&T Locomotive #29 has his engine nicely hooked up as he tugs a freight consist out of the East Portal of Tunnel #4 and up t... (more)
Crossing Crown Point Fill. The reconstructed V&T Virginia City Line pretty much follows the original, historic right-of-way, with a couple of notable exceptions. The first is at the south... (more)
Lotsa curves. In the pretty morning sun, V&T Locomotive #29 takes a short freight up the hill from Carson City to Virginia City, by about the most circuitous route you could imagine. Nickn... (more)
630 stopped at the flagpole.
Having past through the tunnel on Missionary Ridge, the engineer on Southern 630 guides his train east towards the Grand Junction Station in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Comstock Dawn - Golden light at Gold Hill. Just minutes after sunrise, V&T Locomotive #29 and her short freight leave the wide-open spaces of American Flat behind and enter the hillside min... (more)
Comstock Dawn - Twilight at Overman Pit. A Virginia & Truckee Freight makes its way across the high fill at the eastern edge of the Overman Pit Mine (MP 49.4), at Civil Twilight on a cold F... (more)
No. 3850 pauses at Minehead station.
NNRY 93 leans into the turn coming out of Tunnel 1 with a northbound freight.