One day we discovered this locomotive sitting in the yard at Mackinaw City. It had recently crossed the Straits of Mackinac aboard the rail ferry CHIEF WAWATAM. It had come all the way from the ... (more)
Geared locomotive trifecta. No other tourist railroad can operate a tripleheader like this one! Featuring Rayonier #2, a 3 Truck Willamette (it's not a Shay, but close...), Hillcrest #10, a 3 Truc... (more)
Fire-breathing monster: Flames escape the oil-fueled firebox of Rayonier #2 as she struggles up the 3.7% grade into Mineral. Fully aware of this phenomenon, the Railroad: Mount Rainier Scenic RailroadLocomotive: 3 Truck WillametteLocation: Mineral, Washington, USALocomotive #: Rayonier 2Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: October 02, 2010
Fresh out of Elbe Depot this excursion train crosses Hwy 7 before proceeding to Mineral, WA.
The second Mt Rainier Scenic Railroad's triple header excursion featuring the recently restored Willamette. In fact, she's not quite finished. That's not a stainless steel boiler jacket, it's ju... (more)
The star of the show heads back to the shops a little early. What show? A triple header with Mt. Rainier Scenic's two other operating steamers. The Willamette made it's revenue debut after the... (more)
Looking great in the late afternoon sun, Rayonier Willamette #2 shows off the results of her just completed restoration.
Brian Wise (standing next to the engine) and Scott Gordon (engineer) bo... (more)
The Willamette Lives!
A historic moment... For the first time in 48 years, Rayonier Willamette #2 moves under her own power. With Jim Gertz, the man who donated the locomotive to Mt Rainier Sc... (more)
Mt Rainier Scenic Railroad's CMO Brian Wise works on staybolts inside the firebox of Rayonier 3 truck Willamette #2. Similiar to a Shay, but built by Willamette, #2 will be the only of its kind in... (more)