Cloudy day at the Mineral Yard.
Rayonier #2 switching at the Mt. Rainier Scenic yard in Mineral Lake, WA.
The barely audible gurgle of flowing water in Roundtop Creek is momentarily interrupted by the sound and fury of Hammond Lumber 17, re-enacting a scene typical of the Pacific coast forests 50 or m... (more)
Mount Rainer Railroad's (formerly Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad) chunky ex-Hammond Lumber Company Alco 2-8-2T hauls the last train of the day out of Elbe bound for the shops at Mineral.
Hammond Lumber Company 2-8-2T #17 pulls the afternoon passenger train into the Museum and Shops at Mineral, WA.
The morning sun streams in through the skylights at the Mineral shop at the crew discusses the day's work. The 2015 regular season operations will begin soon, and the shop crew is working hard to ... (more)
Rods and Gears. In a display of mountain muscle, Hammond Lumber #17 and Rayonier Lumber #2 double-head a short freight into the yards at the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad Shops.
The "ghost train" leaves Mineral. After switching onto the main line at Mineral, Hammond Lumber #17 begins plodding slowly south into the murk, with a short freight bound for Mort... (more)
Morning freight to Mineral. The early morning fog is starting to thin at Roundtop Creek and some sun is just starting to filter through. The stillness of this calm, cool morning is sudden... (more)
Mountain muscle. With the local vegetation and the rails still dripping wet from an afternoon downpour, Rayonier Willamette #2 charges upgrade toward the nearby Mineral Yard with a work tra... (more)