Climbing to Oblivion. The first morning departure of the Black Hills Central's "1880 Train" charges upgrade toward the summit just ahead which is known as "Oblivion." In its early years, ... (more)
Frisco 1630 backs out of the steam servicing area at IRM.
Rio Grande narrow gauge 2-8-2 K-37 No. 491 pulls a train around the main line at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden on August 31, 2017.
Headed for Oblivion.... The Black Hills Central Railroad's Compound Mallet Tanker has a few minutes to loaf as she runs across a wide open grassy plain. But her Engineer and Fireman had b... (more)
BHCR #110, a Compound, Articulated Mallet Tanker. Yes, the 110 is one of just two such 2-6-6-2T locomotives that are in operation in the US today. The other is at Niles Canyon in Californ... (more)
Looking slightly out of place in the parking lot of the Big E, Edaville #11 struts her stuff along temporary track at the 2018 Amherst Train Show.
At the summit of Tin Mill Hill. Departing out of Hill City, passengers on the Black Hills Central's "1880 Train" get an immediate taste of mountain railroading and the terrain for which the... (more)
611 charges up Christiansburg grade in Shawsville.
For my 500th entry: Part of the 2017 annual "Railfan Day" at Steam Into History. This year I was asked to help provide lighting for the event and had a mission to make it more realistic ... (more)
Hill City: The climb begins. Less than a mile outside the Hill City Yard, the Black Hills Central's "1880 Train" begins its ascent up Tin Mill Hill. This is perhaps a 1/2 mile section of ... (more)
The engineer looks through a cloud of steam as the crew performs some needed maintenance to the driver rods after its trip from Jefferson city, Mo to St. Louis, Mo as rain clouds build from the we... (more)
Departing Hill City. The first morning departure of the Black Hills Central's "1880 Train" rumbles across the little timber trestle at the entrance to the Hill City Yard as she heads east t... (more)
Sun at last!! My time's up. I really have to leave after this shot. I have an early morning flight the following day out of Atlanta, and a solid 2 hr. drive to make my hotel near the airp... (more)
Approaching Rock Spring. After an entire weekend of clouds and rain, my time photographing the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum's Summerville Special is getting short. The train is northb... (more)
The fireman on the Southern 4501 is busy keeping the engine running well as the train heads back to Chattanooga with the Summerville Steam Special.