Discovering Steam in Color

Photographs, videos, written accounts, and physical artifacts all help tell the story of the equipment that is preserved under the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association’s careful watch. Every now and then, you stumble upon something truly special. In this case – a color photograph of Coos Bay Lumber Company 2-8-2T #11 which is currently under restoration in Campo. While browsing the well-known railroad discussion forum, Vice President Martin Caestecker saw this picture posted to the Steam Railroading forum by photographer and steam photograph collector Martin Hansen. Pictured here in the late spring of 1961, #11 takes on water and oil as she is preparing to haul a group of Boy Scouts down the railroad from the Powers, Oregon shops of Georgia Pacific (formerly owned by the Coos Bay Lumber Company).
On May 7 of 1961, Coos Bay #11 takes on water and oil outside the shops at Powers, OR in preparation for taking a group of Boy Scouts on a train ride.  Photo by R. E. Burke - Martin Hansen Collection.
The Association is always searching for photographs of our equipment in their natural habitats. If you have one, we encourage you to contact us so we can add it to our website or library collections.

A Day at Campo from the Speeder

Take a ride with San Diego and Arizona Railway Speeder Operator Dave DiGiorgio as he rides up the hill from Division to Campo.  This video was shot, edited, and published with permission from PSRMA administrators.  If you would like to learn more about becoming part of our all-volunteer staff, please visit the Volunteering page on our website.