Monday, December 16, 2019
Chasing the "Polar Express"
So on Saturday, I decided that I was going to chase the Pere Marquette 1225.
Although they don't call it the Polar Express, I will. It is the train they used as the model for the movie.
I will have to admit, it is pretty cool to catch a steam engine and I think it was cool enough that day that I got a good amount of steam.
I started my day in Owosso because I kind of like the pictures from this particular spot.
The train is still moving slow enough that I get a few different angles.
You can see a few people in the background.
One more shot before moving on.
I headed over to Carland next. That is my favorite spot to catch the train. It is also many other people's favorite spot.
There was an incident here a couple weeks ago where a person had the pocket of her coat ripped off by the train. They had a sheriff here this weekend. He was keeping people away from the tracks.
You really shouldn't need a sheriff to keep you away from the tracks. They are dangerous and I'm sure the folks who run the Pere Marquette don't want to kill someone.
Anyway, I was pretty happy that the Pere Marquette was there this weekend.
It gave me an opportunity to get some decent pictures.
And I think I really like this one.
I couldn't pass up the diesel engine.
Next I went over to Ashley. That is the town they have set up to be their Christmas Village.
but I was mainly interested in the steam engine.
I kind of like the angles here too except for the fact that I was piratically shooting into the sun.
One more shot of the engine.
And a shot of the engineer.
As the train passed, I had the chance to get a couple of shots of the diesel engine.
and one more before leaving.
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