NN 93 and NN 40 exit the East Ely enginehouse simultaneously into the cold air and bright sunlight of a gorgeous Nevada morning.
A cold Ely sunset. With most of the sane photographers already headed back to their hotels for hot showers, I risk the loss of some critical anatomical hardware as I shoot Nevada Northern's... (more)
Steamscape: Lower Tunnel. Nevada Northern's elegant 10-wheeler drifts out of Lower Tunnel and on down the ore line toward the East Ely Yard in a light snow shower. The Nevada Northern is ... (more)
Big Hook in action. With the snow intensity picking up, Nevada Northern's 100-ton steam powered wrecking crane commences lowering one truck of a derailed hopper back onto the iron. The Wre... (more)
Winter ops in the Ely Yard. A light snow breaks out in the yard at East Ely as hostlers prepare the beefy Consolidation 93 for a hopper drag out to Keystone. In the background, the line's ... (more)
During the second weekend of the 2013 Nevada Northern Winter Steam Spectacular photo shoot, #40 pulls a box car train through the yard, seen here passing the coal tipple and water tower.
Preparing the hook. Members of the Nevada Northern Wrecking Crew scurry around Steam Crane A as they prepare her for a late afternoon operation to re-rail a hopper that has become a victim ... (more)
Preparing the hook. With shop mechanics already in the process of making her ready, the operating crew of Nevada Northern Wrecking Crane A (lower left) huddles to discuss the plan for an af... (more)
The Nevada Northern certainly knows how to put on a good show. This scene was captured during an organized night shoot with lighting by Steve Crise. www.alexramosphoto.com
The 93 and the 40 simmer in their bays at the Nevada Northern Engine House, with Alco RS-3 #109 in the background.
The Nevada Northern, a tribute to railroading and a way of life long past, gathers its vintage equipment together every winter for groups of railroad photographers to experience, as Executive Dire... (more)
Passing of the torch...literally.
Shunting on a cold day in hell: Engine #93 shunts the Rotary Plow on to the shop lead along side the RIP (Repair in Place) building for some maintenance work.
Engine #93 comes to a grinding, hissing stop in its bay at the engine house in the East Ely Yard.