No. 2 sits on the turntable (yes, really, it's only about 5 feet long) outside the shed before the first run of the day.
Oops! Some days you're better off staying in bed, and this was one of mine.
The Portage Flyer crosses Forbes Hill drive returning to Rotary Village Station on the first run of the last day of 2015 steam operations.
Something you don't see every day, at least for most folks. Fireman Cole spins old No. 2 on the home-built turntable in front of the train shed on the last day of steam operations for 2015.... (more)
Not Quite a Double-Header: Coupled behind Loco #2, #1 sees the light of day for the first time in many a year. Looking rather naked without her saddle tank (barely visible sitting beside th... (more)
Torch on a Train: The 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay took to the rails for one of its legs while in Huntsville. The torch bearer on the train's outbound journey was a 13-year old youth athle... (more)
Torch on a Train: The 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay took to the rails for one of its legs while in Huntsville. The torch bearer seen walking out of the compound delivered the torch to one o... (more)
The Portage Flyer loads up for the last run of the first day of the 2015 operating season.
Cold, rainy days in July may indeed be miserable but they do have some redeeming factors. It's nice and cozy in the cab (as opposed to the usual sauna) and the steam hangs around a lot bett... (more)
On Saturday Evening this locomotive and it's coaches will be all lit up to deliver kids to see Santa at Fairy Lake Station at the other end of the line. Today we came in to clear the line in prepa... (more)
The Portage Flyer about to pull in to Rotary Village Station at the western end of the line, returning from Fairy Lake on a warm day in July.
Trackside Treasure: Portage Flyer passengers focus their attention on the train as they stretch their legs on the station platform in the background while we focus ours on this odd little h... (more)
I'd met Ray at a weekly local car show and asked him to stop by sometime to take some shots of his sweet 1950 Meteor with the Portage Flyer. He kindly obliged by showing up the very next day, so I... (more)
Number 2's trusty Detroit Lubricator basks in the warm glow of the train shed's lights - filled and ready for another day's service protecting the locomotive's vital parts from wear.