The 4 Spot's shove back to Camp 5 is nearly complete as the train passes the coaling station near Connor Farm.
The conductor and brakeman enjoy the scenery along the Rat River as the "Lumberjack Special" works its way back to Laona. The cabooses are former Soo Line and DM&IR.
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.
Vulcan No. 4 hauls the "Lumberjack Special" upgrade out of the Camp Five Museum headed for Laona.