A Lasting Memory

A Lasting Memory

While attending the Rock Island Train Festival at Rock Island, IL, I was in the rail yard getting video footage of NKP 765 as she simmered in the July heat. Since they were waiting in the yard, the crew beckoned a young lad to come up and see what the cab looked like....
Soo Line 2719 & The Lake Superior Railroad Museum

Soo Line 2719 & The Lake Superior Railroad Museum

Soo Line 2719 is a steam locomotive that may not be as widely known as Union Pacific  844 or 3985, Southern Pacific 4449, Nickel Plate 765, or many of the “big” locomotives operating today. It hasn’t been out on mainline excursions for many years, and is lucky to pull...
Birthday Bash For Little River 110!

Birthday Bash For Little River 110!

If you enjoy steam locomotives, head for Coldwater, Michigan! The Little River Railroad will be celebrating the 100th birthday for Little River 110, one of their two steam engines on July 15, 16, and 17, 2011. About Little River 110 Little River 110 is a handsome...
Double Your Pleasure – Two Trains West

Double Your Pleasure – Two Trains West

Two trains are always better than one, right? In November, 2010, I enjoyed covering not one, but two trains. They were both long-distance steam excursions, involving two locomotives on two railroads with interesting connections to each other. The Story of the Two...