lima engine


In agrarian southern Oregon, on sidings near the Union Pacific Railroad, I stumbled upon a forest of tank engines! Dozens of steam locomotives, many in pieces, lined up to wither away in the weather. Notable locomotives among them include a Pacific Coast Shay, a Mikado, a 2-4-4-2 Mallet (running gear only) and all of the engines had traces of their original liveries, slowly flaking and peeling into the pages of history. Also nearby was an old Souther Pacific steam crane and mail car. It is interesting to see this vast collection withering into the grass, with no plans for the locomotives’ future.