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Welcome to SteamPhotos.com!

Although steam locomotives all but disappeared from regular service on North American railroads by 1960, there are approximately 300 operational steam engines in the U.S. today. Some operate daily at tourist railroads and theme parks. Others make less frequent appearances for private charters, holiday trains, community festivals, and corporate events.

A lifelong train enthusiast, my interest in railroad photography began in 2005. Today, I photograph unique railroad events and historic sites, documenting my travels here at SteamPhotos.com. Whether you're an historian, photographer, railfan, or travel enthusiast, I hope you enjoy the scenic beauty and historical significance of steam railroading as portrayed in these photos.

I offer a range of prints and gifts for purchase through this site. Profits are contributed to organizations committed to historic railroad preservation including those listed below. High-resolution digital photos are also available for license. Please see the Prints & Gifts Page for details. A number of my photos presented here have appeared in books, magazines, newsletters, calendars, maps, timetables, advertising, video games, and murals.

For 2022, I am a member of the following organizations dedicated to historic railroad preservation:
  • Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad - Chama, New Mexico
  • Nevada Northern Railway Museum - Ely, Nevada
  • Friends of the East Broad Top - Orbisonia, Pennsylvania
  • Historic Red Clay Valley Inc. (Wilmington & Western Railroad) - Wilmington, Delaware
  • Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation (SP Daylight 4449, SP&S 700 & OR&N 197) - Portland, Oregon
  • Pacific Railroad Preservation Association (SP&S 700) - Portland, Oregon
  • Durango Railroad Historical Society (D&RGW 315) - Durango, Colorado
  • Sumpter Valley Railroad - Baker City, Oregon
  • NYS&W Technical & Historical Society (Bel-Del Railroad) - Phillipsburg, New Jersey
  • Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania - Strasburg, Pennsylvania
My other websites:
  • RailServe.com: Comprehensive guide to 19,000 railroad websites, online resources, and upcoming events
  • BeaversMatter.org: Photography and advocacy website devoted to nature's greatest ecosystem engineer, the beaver
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