Splitting the signals. Spewing out a plume that would make Beebe & Clegg smile, Clover Valley Lumber Company's saddle-tanker #4 splits the twin semaphores just west of Sunol Depot, in the l... (more)
Westbound local. Clover Valley Lumber Company saddle-tanker #4 runs compass west with a local freight on the Niles Canyon Railway in the low-angle afternoon sun.
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Moon over Sunol. A full moon rises over the the 1884-vintage Southern Pacific Depot in Sunol, CA, as Clover Valley Lumber Co. saddle-tanker #4 sits hot and ready for her next assignment. ... (more)
Babysitting the beast. The shadowy figure of Clover Valley Lumber Co. #4's engineer wades through a bath of steam from the open cylinder cocks, as he oils around his locomotive in anticipat... (more)
Clover Valley Lumber #4 and the "Burning of Rome". At just above every charter, we'll get one photographer who gets really grumpy after a run-by that features an almost completely... (more)
Vallejo Mill. On a beautiful, sunny day in February, Clover Valley Lumber Co. #4 climbs the grade at Vallejo Mill with a local freight consist in tow, headed for Niles Yard, perhaps a half ... (more)
Charging across Farwell Bridge. Here we see the beefy, Clover Valley #4, an articulated saddle-tanker, as she hauls her mixed freight across the Farwell Bridge at about MP 31.7. One of the... (more)
Mixed freight to Sunol. With a marine fog bank just beginning to burn off of Niles Canyon, Clover Valley Baldwin #4 hauls a consist of mixed freight east toward Sunol. Operating on roughly... (more)
Articulated Log-Hogs. At least as of February of 2020, California's Niles Canyon Railway was about the only place I know of where you could see a pair of compound, articulated Mallet Locomo... (more)
Clover Valley Lumber Co. #4, a Baldwin 2-6-6-2T Mallet, does a photo runby at Niles with the log train consist during SteamFest 2014.
Turning 90yrs old this year, the only Baldwin logging mallet on the west coast pulls a photo freight eastbound up the Niles Canyon.
The Niles Canyon Railway Museum decided to hold a photo session of both sections of the Photographers' Special at Sunol. Guillermo Sanchez © 2014
Clover Valley 4 rolls around a sweeping curve near Brightside
Classic Meets Classic! A former Southern Pacific coach idles along side Clover Valley Lumber Co. 4 as the steamer waits patiently for her next move towards the switch in a mild April afternoon. Gu... (more)
The star of the show at the Niles Canyon Railway's post-Winterail photo charter was Clover Valley Lumber 2-6-6-2T No. 4. The Mallet powered a photo freight for the assembled multitude.