Out of the mist
Silhouetted by a mist largely of its own making, Chelatchie Prairie's 2-8-2T delighted many photographers who witnessed this magical dawn.
Spectacle at Yacolt Creek. With the morning sun highlighting her plume, Crossett Western #10 makes a rather spectacular start with her short freight, just a hundred yards or so south of the... (more)
In a cavern, in a canyon..... Crossett Western #10 exits the 300 ft long, curved tunnel near Mouton Falls, and is seen here among the dense vegetation in the rock cut that marks the approac... (more)
Misty morning in Yacolt. The early morning ground fog and mist are still burning off in the tiny Washington hamlet of Yacolt, as the crew of a Crossett Western saddle-tanker takes their loc... (more)
#10 prepares to depart with the "Train Robbery Special". The chainsaw on the pilot remained on the pilot for the entire trip, standing guard for any unexpected obstacles on the line.
The Train Robbery special crosses the Lewis River.
#10 takes on water on the Chelatchie's Train Robbery weekend. After a battle between a band of horse-mounted bandits and the local authorities, the train made a stop at Moulton Falls for everyone... (more)
The Crossett Western 10 heads back to the Chelatchie shops after a long day of hauling excursions in Clark County. The line from Yacolt to Chelatchie was originally constructed in 1948 as a connec... (more)
The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad runs from Chelatchie Prairie, Washington to Heisson, Washington... They are an all volunteer group of people who have restored this wonderful 2-8-2T... Today they w... (more)
Tree Tunnel. Crossett Western #10 sure looks as if she's charging out of a dark tunnel carved into the rock above the East Fork of the Lewis River, but in reality, it's just a tall stand of... (more)
Autumn on the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad. Crossett Western saddle-tanker #10 rumbles across the high bridge, spanning the East Fork of the Lewis River on a beautiful fall day. The bridge... (more)
Autumn on the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad. Crossett Western #10 rumbles across the pin-connected, Pratt Deck truss bridge, spanning the East Fork of the Lewis River on a beautiful fall day.... (more)
Through the hills....literally. Crossett Western #10 exits the 300 ft long tunnel near Mouton Falls, and is seen here in the rock cut that marks the approach to the West Portal.
The tun... (more)
Through the hills....literally. A few rays of sunlight highlight the exhaust plume of Crossett Western #10 as she emerges from West Portal of the 300 ft long tunnel near Mouton Falls, on he... (more)