We came across this Vanderbilt tender in M/W service in the Detroit Toledo & Ironton yard in Lima, Ohio. I’m not sure of its lineage, but I haven’t found a photo of a DT&I locomotive with a matchi... (more)
At what first might not seem very exciting, that changes when you realize you are seeing the tender to the BIG BOY UP 4014 that is being restored behind those closed roundhouse doors. The adjacen... (more)
A visit to the historic Union Pacific roundhouse and yard in Cheyenne is a feast for the eyes. The place oozes history, as evidenced by the vintage rolling stock, cabooses and the odd baggage car... (more)
These steam engine tenders were used to provide boiler water for iron ore thawing service during the winter.
The right logo at the right place at the right time, this is The Right Way.
In 1881 the Bodie & Benton took delivery of a 2-6-0 locomotive, No. 3, from the Union Iron Works. While the railroad, the locomotive, and the track has been scrapped, No. 3's tender tank survives... (more)
A tender from one of L&N's 42 "Big Emma" 2-8-4s stands on familiar turf some 18 years following the end of steam. This one was from one of the 22 completed by Lima in 1949---among the last commerc... (more)
The tender is sitting outside the roundhouse and the state flower of California is taking over the yard. The locomotive is inside the roundhouse awaiting a rebuild.
Photo of the Roundhouse and backshop facilities of the Sierra Railway in Jamestown, CA reflected in the water.