It must be one YOU took. Let's see some great pictures. They don't have to be the typical 3/4 shot. Anything that struck you as a good picture. This is one of mine. A good but very intense engineer and a good buddy on the SP 2472 one early morning. DonDSC_0298

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The SP 2472 en route to Hearst to meet the UP 844.  We stopped to let a freight pass.Waiting to Cross the Street with Conatainer Train in Background  Don...thanks for the opportunity!  Matt

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Connecticut Valley Railroad, Essex, Connecticut taken by MELGAR in 2018.

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261 from a moving car.

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I always liked the artistic quality of this shot of the CP Empress, as it thundered past at around 50 mph, in the light rain. The camera didn't quite freeze the motion of the drivers.

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My wife worked for the IRS when I met her.  Back in, I think, 1988 she had to go to Hagerstown on a business trip and I went with her.  While she was at a meeting I took a ride around the city and saw smoke rising from a roundhouse to the side of the road I was on.  I stopped at the office and asked if I could go back and they said sure:

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611’s Inaugural run from Manassas to Front Royal. I took my two sons, had a great ride, and took this photo.

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Bob Delbridge posted:

My wife worked for the IRS when I met her.  Back in, I think, 1988 she had to go to Hagerstown on a business trip and I went with her.  While she was at a meeting I took a ride around the city and saw smoke rising from a roundhouse to the side of the road I was on.  I stopped at the office and asked if I could go back and they said sure:

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Ross Rowland sure had (and still HAS) some amazing steam... I believe that is reading 2101 steamed up after an overhaul, and I know that’s C&O J3 614. Ross still owns 614 and is eager to bring her to the active rails again, CSX permitting... 

Well, here’s my entry, Three of my favorites:

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These are the steam engines I have seen running.

Charlie

WM #734 - Oct. 2009 in Frostburg, MD

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Wilmington & Western #58 - Oct. 2010

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Strasburg #90 - Nov. 2018 at Strasburg

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Norfolk & Western $475 - Oct. 2018 at Strasburg

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Canadian Pacific #2317 - Nov. 2009 at Steamtown

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Booth Bay #11 - Jan. 2018 at the "Big E" show

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Found a another batch.

Same location as one of the other batch, Hastings, MN. Different trip. Note the Mars light.

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Her first trip out after a rebuild. A very blustery day on the way to Duluth. The wind was blowing so hard, the smoke just rolled over the side of the train.

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At speed from the moving car.

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A much more pleasant day in California outside Yosemite. Shays are cool...

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and even cooler when they are moving.

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614 at Somerset, Pa

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1. East Broad Top, 2004
2. Western Maryland Scenic, Frostburg,MD., 2015
3. N&W 611, Roanoke,VA.; 2016
4.NKP 765, Scranton,PA.; 2015
5. Everett 11, Claysburg,PA; 2018
6. Reading & Northern 425, Jim Thorpe,PA.; 2018
All photos by WW Jenkins

 

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I might have a few if the standard for "best" is held low.  I have a couple more I really like but this is probably enough.

1. UP3985 moving 60 mph in Holden, MO.  Far as I know I'm the only one to photo UP steamers moving at night.

2. UP844 undergoing bearing replacement in Kansas City, MO

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4. Victoria Island, BC (Alberni Pacific RR), fireman adding sand to clean flues.  Not easy to take a photo in a moving cab!

 

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For my Birthday my wife arranged a trip on Amtrak to Denver then a drive to the Cumbres & Toltec Railroad. Great fun and wonderful two days with steam. DonDSC_0291DSC_0184DSC_0328

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There was a tour to see the ongoing restoration of Santa Fe 2926 at the TCA convention in  Albuquerque , New Mexico.  The 2926 is a 4-8-4 Northern.  It was built by Baldwin in 1944 and was one of the last steam engines built for the Santa Fe.  It is also one of the largest Northerns ever built.  It is larger than the 3751 Santa Fe Northerns that are modeled all the time.  Lionel made a scale model of this engine a few years ago.   

The boiler needs to be pressure tested and the cylinders need to be installed.  The 2926 crew said that the engine should be ready to move on its own power later this year.  The boiler jacket and insulation will be installed after the pressure test.  They want to be able to see any leaks.  

The engine is being equipped to MU with diesels.  This is to enable the engineer to control a trailing diesel engine.  It and will have Positive Train Control so it can legally be operated on mainlines pulling passenger cars.  It will also have video screens in the cab and hidden cameras at the front to give the engineer a view of the track ahead.  

This restoration has taken 20 plus years and $3.5 million dollars plus countless volunteer hours.  Here are a few photos.  I plan to post many more on the Santa Fe post.  NH Joe

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Roaring Camp and Big Trees RR, Felton Ca. I was engineer for the day!  Not my "best", but my most memorable.

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Like Ray, I also was engineer for a day at the Roaring Camp and Big Trees RR (Felton is near Santa Cruz, CA).  Two years ago this summer my wife and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary and we took a bunch of friends and family to ride the train -- her gift to me was the engineer gig.  In my case, I was on the #7, a Lima-built Shay and once underway, I got to drive -- which meant that most of the time one hand was on the sander valve and one on the whistle cord.  Because the ride ascends a local mountain, there was some messin' with the Johnson bar.  I think the fireman worked harder than the engineer most of the time, controlling the boiler feedwater, oil injection into the firebox and opening the blow-down valves - pretty much constantly fussing with one of those things.

So here are my pix... The fellow with the oil can was the real engineer...

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This is one of my favorite photos, cab #2472. John the fireman, fired on this very engine when it was still running on the Peninsula line of the Southern Pacific in the early 50's.  Click to enlarge. DonDSC_0197

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Nickel Plate Road 765 at Ashtabula on July 25th 2015. As part of Norfolk Southern's 21st Century Steam Program, the 765 pulled two excursions between Youngstown and Ashtabula. I do believe that Mr. Melvin was the engineer on this trip.

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