California Steam 2022
Lerro Photography Presents:
California Steam Charters 2022
– Sierra Railway #3
– Niles Canyon Railway
– A 3rd Railroad Charter TBA
Sierra Railway – March 26-27, 2022
Join Lerro Photography as we photograph the most famous little train in Hollywood history. Sierra Railway 4-6-0 #3 has been featured in over 70 movies & TV series and has had a variety of different cosmetic appearances. For our charter, Sierra Railway #3 will sport an 1880s wood burner appearance and will pull a mixed train of freight cars and vintage coaches. The locomotive will feature the wood burner smokestack and the oil headlamp. Normally, Sierra Railway #3 operates on 3 miles of Jamestown 1897 track, but for our charter, the train will travel further south on part of the Sierra Northern Railway. Some of the areas we will photograph are locations where multiple 1960s-70s westerns were filmed. Sierra Railway #3 has not traveled down this part of the line in decades, so don’t miss this rare opportunity. Reenactors will also be on hand to enhance the 1880s theme.
A night session will be held at the roundhouse and yard on Saturday night.
Participants will need to carpool during the charter. Maps will be provided to the participants in advance. State Park representatives will be on hand to keep freeloaders away.
Niles Canyon Railway – March 28, 2022
Join us as we run multiple photo trains on the 9 miles of track that the Niles Canyon Railway controls. We will have two photo trains as well as a third train that we will ride in. The main photo train will be powered by the 2-4-4-2 “Skookum” and it will run for us all day. The second photo train will be with us for half of the day and it will be a mixed freight train powered by Clover Valley Lumber Co. #4, a 2-6-6-2T. Our rider train will be powered by a Southern Pacific diesel and will pull two coaches.
Unlike past events, we will be able to turn the locomotive and give the photographers unique photo opportunities. We will also run a different train in the afternoon that will be powered by the 2-4-4-2 “Skookum.” The Niles Canyon line has several bridges, buildings and fields that we can shoot from and there are a variety of freight cars for us to use.
Important Note: The “Skookum” is privately owned. In the small chance it happens to leave Niles Canyon, the Clover Valley #4 would become the main charter engine and the Robert Dollar Co. 2-6-2T #3 would become the second photo freight engine.
The 3rd Steam Charter
Because of all the logistics involved, we are not announcing any details of what the 3rd charter is just yet. If it all comes together as planned, this photo charter will give you a very rare opportunity to photograph an engine that doesn’t get out much, let alone in good photographic conditions. For those of you who sign up for both Niles and Sierra, you will get the information first and be given the opportunity to sign up before the third charter is publicly announced.
- Runbys on the Sierra Northern Railway
- Sierra Railway #3 in the wood burner appearance
- Historic freight cars and coaches
- Multiple steam engines on the Niles Canyon Railway
What You’ll See
|Sierra Railway Two Day Photo Charter (Not including the night session)||$695.00||Sold Out Tickets Left|
|Sierra Railway Two Day Photo Charter with the night session||$795.00||Sold Out Tickets Left|
|Niles Canyon Railway||$395.00||12 Tickets Left|
Hotels and transportation are not included.
Patrons must drive their own cars or carpool to the photo locations.
Bank checks or money orders made payable to:
PO Box 497
Glenolden, PA 19036
Checks are not subject to credit card convenience charge.
In the envelope with your check, please include a letter with your name, email address, phone number and what you are planning on attending.
Credit Card sales are subject to a 3% convenience charge and is non refundable. The 3% has been added to the purchase button below.
Checks are not subject to this charge.
Our latest go/no go date is February 28th. If by February 28th, there are not enough tickets sold, the charter will be canceled. All tickets are non refundable after our go/no go date is set or the charter is confirmed to operate. If a patron can’t make the event after our go/ no go date is set or the charter is confirmed to operate, the patron must find someone else to purchase their ticket or the ticket charge gets credited to a future event. Lerro Photography does reserve the right to cancel a photo charter at their discretion. If the charter is canceled, Lerro Photography will refund the photo charter ticket price. All refunds will be issued by check only. The Credit Card Convenience fee is non-refundable regardless of patron or charter cancellation. Lerro Photography is not responsible for loss of additional expenses.
Lerro Productions reserves the right to make changes to the schedule, dates and or rolling stock if need be. We are not responsible for railroad equipment failure, delays or cancelations. We are also not responsible for lost or stolen items, injuries, sickness or damages to personal equipment and lost of personal travel expense.
Failure to comply to park rules, regulations and to the direction of Lerro Photography can and will result in your expulsion from the charter without refund. Lerro Photography reserves the right to expel a patron if needed.