With the eastbound mixed train having just taken on water, the crew prepares to depart for Sumpter as the morning sun crests over the horizon.
Sumpter Valley Railway 2019 Photographers Weekend
Top Ten of 2018. Here's a look back at my Top 10 favorite shots from 2018.2. The most notable feature along the Sumpter Valley Railway in eastern Oregon are the numerous m... (more)
Top Ten of 2018. Here's a look back at my Top 10 favorite shots from 2018.7. The sun has just barely made an appearance in the eastern Oregon sky as W.H. Eccles Lumber Com... (more)
#19 is ready to head for the depot at McEwen with a freight train shortly before sunrise on the first day of the Sumpter Valley Railroad's photographers weekend 14/10/17
A light dusting of snow is present as Sumpter Valley Railroad Heisler #3 is lit up for the first day of the photographers weekend
Sam. What can I say? In the world of preservation railroading, there are a few folks who just have "the look". Sumpter Valley Engineer Sam McCloskey is one of those guys. Pos... (more)
Blue hour in McEwen. As the blue hour fades to black, Sumpter Valley's two steam locomotives sit tied down at the McEwen Tank, all prepped and ready for an early morning departure to the we... (more)
Approaching Sumpter. The fall colors are shining brightly in the afternoon sun as Sumpter Valley's Mikado #19 hustles west toward nearby Sumpter, with a log train.
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Gold country narrow gauge. One of the real gems in preservation railroading struts its stuff for the cameras as Sumpter Valley's Mikado #19 makes an eastbound run out of Sumpter, headed for... (more)
On the dark side with Sumpter's "Stump Dodger." Sumpter Valley Railway's 65-ton Alco Mikado #19 highballs east out of Sumpter Oregon, headed for Baker City with a fresh load of l... (more)
Fall color in the Powder River Valley. Sumpter Valley Railway Mikado #19 hauls a short log train east out of Sumpter on a colorful fall day, with an eventual destination of Baker City, som... (more)
Sunrise over McEwen. On the first day of the 2018 Sumpter Valley fall photo event, the trains faced east. The sunrise at McEwen Station is essentially aligned with the right-of-way, so f... (more)
The Volunteers of Sumpter Valley. The crews of our two 2018 Sumpter Valley Fall Photo Trains pose on the pilots before saddling up to ride. From left to right, they are as follows: Jim Gri... (more)
A Reflection Shot that Panned out Perfectly
A modern day Sumpter Valley No. 19 keeps pace with a reflection of itself from the past against the unchanged backdrop of the Elkhorn Range dur... (more)
Set against beautiful Fall colors, Sumpter Valley No. 19 leads a small log train eastbound towards McEwen, passing one of the many ponds along the narrow gauge line.