Saturday, December 20, 2014
The Perfect Ending to Steam Day
I was waffling about whether or not I wanted to do the next part but I figured this was the last weekend to catch her.
So next, I headed up to Owosso to catch the Pere Marquette 1225. Since I already had pictures of two other steam powered vessels, I figured a train would be a nice addition.
I had to park a bit away though and I didn't want to miss her, so I didn't take too many pictures in Owosso.
This time, I tried some detail shots.
A shot of two of her drive wheels. It's amazing just how big each of these is.
A shot of her top.
I love this view of a steam engine.
Her name plate and other details.
Another view I like.
If you're going to get this view, make sure the train is not moving.
A closeup of her front.
From the other side.
The more oblique angle.
And I started to head back to my car.
Then I decided to head over to the Carland elevator to catch her as she passed.
I was hoping to get more of the elevator in this shot but a car parked here at the last minue.
But I think I got a better shot anyway.
And she wooshes by.
It's kind of neat.
Then I headed to her destination of Ashley. I got there in just enough time to catch her as she came in. I think it made for a pretty nice picture.
Her helper engine. Apparently, she has no way of turning around in Ashley, so this is used to pull her back.
They have Ashley set up as a little Christmas village, it was pretty neat. I think next year, I might actually ride the train over here.
A Christmas wreath.
Bob in Coweta
I salute you for this tribute to steam! Really great shots, worthy of competition !!
December 21, 2014 at 5:40 AM
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