The valve gear of Ventura County Railway No. 2, a now 99-year-old 2-6-2 built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1922, enjoys a brief rest between runs as a Pacific Electric trolley, No. 717, take... (more)
Ventura County Railway No. 2 heads for the barn in the golden hour light after completing its final day of operations before going down for its FRA mandated 1472 inspection.
Ventura County Railway No. 2 pauses outside of its storage barn, located at the Southern California Railway Museum, as it is service in the golden hour light one last time before being shut down. ... (more)
Engineer John Mobley cracks the throttle on Ventura County Railway No. 2 as it breaks away from its train to run north before spending the next hour or so operating as part of the "Run One&qu... (more)
Get A Grip. The cylinder cocks on VC 2 send out a brief stream of steam and hiss in frustration as the 99-year-old locomotive recovers from a wheel slip during the Southern California Railw... (more)
You Can't Outrun The Clock. With the sun having swung over to the west as the late afternoon slowly draws to a close, the sunlit fireman's side of Ventura County Railway No. 2 and it's trai... (more)
Thunder at Perris. With just hours left in its final day of operations before going down for it's mandated FRA 1472 inspection, Ventura County Railway No. 2, better known as "VC 2,&quo... (more)
Photographed during an excursion from the Orange Empire Railway Museum to March Field Air Museum.
Dedicated teamwork keeps 'em running.
The first run of the 2007 Orange Empire Rail Museum Pumpkin Train passes through Perris leaving OERM tracks for BNSF rails. Passengers get about a two mile ride and pick up a pumpkin before return... (more)
Only several times a year does the Orange Empire Railway Museum fire up it's 2-6-2 steam engine, the ex-Ventura County Railways Baldwin 2-6-2. Here a crew member prepares the engines for the days ... (more)