Subtitle: Can it get any better?
I arrived in Elbe on Friday afternoon, and the trip was set for Saturday. I went out to the Mineral shops and heard a whistle. John showed up and told me that the Heisler had just left for Elbe. I got a few shots of 70 and the other locomotives in this wonderful bright sunshine, which unfortunately was not going to continue. Went back to Elbe and caught West Fork Logging 91 arriving with the cars for Saturday's trip. Stathi was running and we renewed our aquaintance.
Wedge shot of pretty No. 70 on Friday at Mineral
No. 91 arriving at Elbe on Friday
CMO Stathi brought 91 in
Our train departing Elbe, led by 70, 2 and 91. What a show!
We had just passed the bridge over the Nisqually River and stopped for our first series of photo runbys.
The next series was held at "the rockpile" which is a great looking down shot
I always have to get a "from the train shot as we went through the sidings area
We stopped for a barbecue lunch at Mineral Lake, and the crew serviced all of the locomotives
This was a neat runby that was set up for us to shoot through the logging cars, staging a logger engine switching log cars while the rod engine powered passenger train roared past
Then the three engines were lined up side abreast, and everyone got to get a quality shot
I couldn't resist getting a 'wedge' of No. 2 at Divide as she ran around the train for the return to Elbe
The last series of runbys were back at the Nisqually River Bridge, on the other side
My friend Jim Abney with No. 2 in the morning before departure