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Old Oct 18, 2007, 6:42 PM   #1
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At first glance, this appears to be an old overturned railroad tank car but upon closer examination, I think you'll find that it is an old steam locomotive without the cab enclosure. The front of the loco is to the left. I apologize for the poor quality. This was shot through a window on the White Pass & Yukon excursion train, in motion.



Here is another old and very dilapidated locomotive at, of all places, the Tillamook Air Museum in Tillamook, OR. This is basically a rusty shell. Most of the detail parts have been stripped off of it.



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Very nice. Especially the second shot. I've never seen an engine quite like it.
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That is called a Shay. The wheels are gear driven. There is a steam cylinder on each side connected to a central drive shaft. These were used primarily in logging applications.

I appologize for the quality of this shot also. The original was very dark in the foreground. After a couple applications of the fill-flash tool in PSP, the loco was lightened but the grass suffered.

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If you hadn't mentioned the gear driven wheels I would not have paid careful attention to the wheels and noted the arrangement.

That thing looks like the innards of a watch with all the gears.

Balancing the shadows and highlights is tricky.

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