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Old Oct 11, 2011, 6:53 PM   #1
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do you do it as well as these locomotive engineers?



Another view of Strasburg engine #89, a 2-6-0, undergoing some maintenance.



The Strasburg Railroad is the oldest railroad company operating in the United States under its original charter, dated June 9, 1832. It was run until 1957, when service ended due to severe storm damage. A group of railroad buffs restored it to operation and excursions started in 1959, so it was one of the first tourist railroad in the US, and is among the most successful. The railroad also has one of the most complete steam locomotive repair shops in the US, and services many locomotives from other tourist railroads.

Here is Strasburg engine #90, a 2-10-0, under steam.




These folks might want to look left for a big surprise.



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Nice reading and beautiful pictures Ted..!!

The picture 3 is my favorite, great shot.

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Wow. I love railroad shots. Great set and infomative narrative as usual Ted. Well done.
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Thanks, guys. It was great to take a day off and shoot something fun. Also, I'm learning that it isn't hard for one gearhead to choose a subject that other gearheads find great.
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Great shots. I really have to get over to Scranton Pa and get some good train shots. I love the old steam trains. I would like to take a full length shot of one in the countryside and make a pano out of it.
The second shot really gives you a feeling of the age of them.
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Dang! These are VERY good, Ted. It's something I haven't tried. They sure make good subjects.
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Great shots. I really have to get over to Scranton Pa and get some good train shots. I love the old steam trains. I would like to take a full length shot of one in the countryside and make a pano out of it.
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Eric, I'd like to do that also. My only problem is because it takes some time to investigate a location along the route, I need an operating steam locomotive excursion train closer than a 4 hour round trip drive like this one is for me. Heck, on this photo I wanted to be farther to the right (that was south so the light on the train was better) so I could capture the passenger cars, but there was a fence with cows on the other side. I know there must be better places along the route but I ran out of time. (I had spent a lot of the day in the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania across the street from this Strasburg Railroad - I haven't posed those photos yet.) If I can get the time I'd like to try another train in West Virginia when the leaves are turning.

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Dang! These are VERY good, Ted. It's something I haven't tried. They sure make good subjects.
Thanks, Gary.
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Ted, yep 4 hours is quite a ride for a couple pics but if I can find a steamer or even a nice old Diesel with cars I would take the trip once. Like you said, you gotta do the research and find when and where they are traveling so you can find a good spot to take photos.
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Ted, yep 4 hours is quite a ride for a couple pics but if I can find a steamer or even a nice old Diesel with cars I would take the trip once.
http://www.steamlocomotive.com/misc/museums.shtml
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