The 4 Spot bangs one of the last loads of passengers for the season out of some beautiful fall colors and over the Rat River on its way to Snyder's Landing.
The 4 Spot is gliding downgrade, getting a rest before having to stomp uphill once more to get home to Laona with a train full of passengers having just experienced the Camp 5 Museum.
The 4 Spot's shove back to Camp 5 is nearly complete as the train passes the coaling station near Connor Farm.
Inside the cab of Laona & Northern No. 4, a Vulcan-built 2-6-2. The beautiful new interior woodwork was added just before the 2008 season.
Tourists clammer to get a shot of the "4-Spot" pulling into the depot. The depot is the real thing - former Soo Line.
Engineer Pete and fireman Davey are getting No. 4 ready for the day just after sunup, long before any tourists have arrived at Laona. They are an excellent team.
Laona & Northern No. 4 crossing the Rat River on the trip to Camp 5.
Engineer Pete and Fireman Davey work No. 4 towards Laona with the first train of the day. It is seen here at the Conners Farm Road grade crossing.
At the end of the day No. 4 has its fire dumped outside the enginehouse. This locomotive has been extensively rebuilt in recent years. It recieved a major boiler overhaul with new flues and flue... (more)
The "Lumberjack Special" crossing the Rat River on the downbound trip to Camp 5.
No. 4 has just tied onto its train, and soon it will begin shuffling tourists from the depot down to the Camp 5 museum complex.
The "Four Spot" sprints across Conner Farm Road with the last run of the day.