Fireman Willy oils the rods of Shay No. 9 on Georgetown Loop RR near Georgetown, Colo.
Returning train takes the loop on what was to become a strange day for weather with thunderstorms, lightening and a tornado close to Denver.
The little 2-6-2 seems to be doing its fair share of work even with a diesel helper as she works her train upgrade.
Former West Side Lumber Company Shay 9 looks right at home in Colorado.
Shay 9 crosses the Devil's Gate Trestle.
Shay 9 gets a running start at the grade that will eventually lead to the Devil's Gate Trestle, seen in the background.
After dropping and picking up passengers at the Devils Gate Station, Shay no. 9 starts up the steep grade back to Silver Plume.
What a beautiful day for a train ride in Central Colorado!
Shay #9 leads the train back from Georgetown to Silver Plume. The train is seen putting on a show for a few people at the Devil's Gate Station.
The heavens open up as Shay 9 starts upgrade past the Devil's Gate Station towards Silver Plume.
Colorado & Southern Passenger Train Bulletin outside the Silver Plume, CO Dept which sits at 9,178ft above sea level and is 54 Miles West of Denver.
The conductor gives hand signals to Engineer Will Gant before making a reverse move to the east end of the museum grounds and hooking onto their train for the trip to Georgetown.
Shay #9 starts up the 2% Grade as they put on a show for a few people at the Devil's Gate Station near Georgetown, CO.
The last time I photographed No. 40 at the Georgetown Loop - my favorite locomotive there - was on a hot afternoon in September 2002. Here's the little 2-8-0 steaming over the Devils Gate with an... (more)
After running on the Georgtown Loop from the late 1970s until 1985, Shay 8 on static display at Silver Plume until being moved to Canon City in the mid-2000s.