Steam Engine

The Steam Engine came through the City of Radford yesterday!

What a thrill for the 750 folks on the train, and for all of us watching, too.

So many thoughts to process and images to edit. Β I look forward to sharing more with you later.

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32 thoughts on “Steam Engine

    • You know, Pauline, some of us got lucky. They let us get very close to the engine and I had a blast taking shots. Hoping tonight that I can work through some of the photos.
      This was the second year in a row that there was a train excursion with the steam engine, part of an effort to reintroduce passenger rail into our area. Which is so cool for many reasons … mass public transportation, but also the mystery and adventure you speak of.

  1. Exactly what I thought when I saw your amazing picture, LB – Agatha Christie – like Pauline’s comment above. What a thought-provoking, engaging picture. You are a very talented photographer. xoxoxoxox

    • Thank you, Dani, for your kind comment about my photography. I’m learning!! πŸ™‚ I hope to be posting a few more photos of the train soon!

  2. Great shot Laurie πŸ™‚ Its great to see the initial hesitance with the camera gone and seeing your creativity growing by the great photos you have been posting. Its also great to see you are finally watermarking your work πŸ™‚

  3. I agree with the other comments — amazing photo. Evocative, harking back to another era. Mysterious. Delightful! I can’t remember the last time I saw an honest-to-goodness steam train. Glad I saw yours!!

    • It was such a neat thing to see! As I was saying in a previous comment, “his was the second year in a row that there was a train excursion with the steam engine, part of an effort to reintroduce passenger rail into our area”. Which is so cool for many reasons … mass public transportation, but also the mystery, adventure, and reminder of days gone by.

    • Me too! Drama, mystery, adventure. Trains are a big part of the history in our part of the world and this was the second year in a row that the steam engine came to town.

    • Thanks … I had such fun trying to capture it against various things. It was definitely best against the darkness of the train,

  4. That’s a golden shot Laurie. It’s like a page ripped right out of a history book! Everything looks sparkly clean, like the first day on the rails for the big beast. What a cool thing to redevelop in your area. We have a couple running in Alberta. One at Fort Edmonton Park, running out to fort from the main gate. I love the sound of a train running at night in the distance. I actually thought Harry Potter more than Agatha Christie πŸ˜€

    • I too love the sound of the train at night. Romantic, dramatic, mournful … a stimulator of memories.
      and believe it or not, I am one of the very few who has never read Harry Potter (are you stunned there is still someone out there who hasn’t?)

      • My hands way up too! I have never red any Harry Potters either LB. I only saw the first movie. I think Mr B saw them all. I couldn’t get into the who wizards and wand thing. But I’ve seen enough clips and commercials to know there’s a train station with a wall they walk through. The best part of the whole story, I think, is how Rowlings goes from living on assistance to multi-millionaire, now that’s a good story πŸ˜€

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