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    Southern 4501 enters the Chickamauga Battlefield

    From 2019, Southern 4501 enters the Chickamauga Battlefield.
  2. Climbing Butcher Hill

    Climbing Butcher Hill

    With the YW 19 on its way to Ohio, here is a picture from one of the initial runs in 1989.
  3. Soo 1003

    Soo 1003

    Soo 1003 looks like she is ready to go but in actuality she is waiting until the morning to pull the Santa Train out of Plymouth, WI.
  4. EFCB 526

    EFCB 526

    Old RMV / EFCB Mikado at Corinto, MG. This engine was a former RVM wy loco, but ended itis days at EFCB mainline in Minas Gerais.
  5. Last minute checks..

    Last minute checks..

    Here is the crew doing their last minutes checks as the steamer is releasing steam in the usual spots near and in the cab. This was my 1st time actually chasing a steam train without the huge railfan crowds around.. What a noticable change.
  6. Waitin' her turn to shine..

    Waitin' her turn to shine..

    #18 is sitting just idling underneath an overpass in downtown Hood River while waiting for all the passengers to board before a 10am departure on a crisp and cool saturday morning..
  7. Steam Bridge..

    Steam Bridge..

    #18 is giving this bridge on the Mt. Hood Railroad a good dose of thick black oily smoke as it pushes the passenger train up towards its final destination of Odell, Ore.
  8. #18 across the Hood River 8-4-2007

    #18 across the Hood River 8-4-2007

    With two of my friends, we ended up chasing Fleming Locomotive Works #18 as it crosses the river on the Mt. Hood Railroad towards the station sign "Switchback". The steamer sounded awesome!!
  9. SP Mikado 794

    SP Mikado 794

    SP 794, sister of Austin Steam Train's 786 at Sunset Station in San Antonio...the siding she's on is still concted to the main (with some asphalt over it)!
  10. Grand Canyon Railway No. 4960 2-8-2

    Grand Canyon Railway No. 4960 2-8-2

    GCR #4960 steam locomotive 2-8-2 leading the afternoon train from Grand Canyon village into the station at Williams, AZ on August 26, 2007.
  11. EBT Charter

    EBT Charter

    Carl Franz Charter
  12. Not a dry eye in the house...

    Not a dry eye in the house...

    The weather was duly somber as McCloud River 2-8-2 #18 made what was expected to be its final excursion run on home trackage on October 17, 2004. Even the engine, already up for sale, seemed saddened at its imminent departure.
  13. D51 498

    D51 498

    D51 498 near Maebashi Japan

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