A photo I took back in June of 2013 when Detroit & Lima Northern RY #7 was on its third evening of test runs after its restoration to operation at Greenfield Village.  Prior to that year it had not run since the late 1920's when it was put on static display in Henry Ford's "Edison Institute" museum.  

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This photo was of the same locomotive and taken in November, 1921 when it was pulling a publicity train on Ford's newly renovated Detroit Toledo & Ironton.  #7 was the first locomotive put through the shops and updated to Ford's new and modern standards.  I purchased this photo several years ago on eBay.  It was a news photo that still had all the editors marks on it from when it was published.  I found it somewhat interesting that the smoke was blowing in the same direction relative to the locomotive and the rods were in the same position in both photos taken nearly 92 years apart.

DT&I #7 November, 1921

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I may have posted this before: 

4449 1985?

Taken in Eugene in 1985(?) Although not a "great" picture, I like it because that's my late Mom in the red jacket on the far left, standing on the hood of her car. She was always down for an adventure... 

Mark in Oregon

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Mine aren’t the greatest, as I’m more of a film guy. Here’s a few that I like.

Reading T1 no. 2100 in July 2019. We just painted the front of the engine.

J&L Narrow Gauge Railroad in May 2019.

Nickel Plate Road no. 765 in September 2018

Nickel Plate Road no. 765 in July 2018.

Wabash no. 534 in July 2018.

Keep ‘em coming! I’ll have a lot more to share with you in the next week.

Nick

Part-time Ferroequinologist

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“It’s a good thing to let another generation know what a steam locomotive is.” - W. Graham Claytor, Jr.

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Well, not a locomotive but assuredly a steam engine :

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I took these pics at Knoebels.

Lew

Lew

 

Operator of the Plywood Empire Route in the Beautiful Berkshires

Growing old is so much more fun than the only alternative.

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NS6770Fan posted:
Bob Delbridge posted:

614 Hagerstown 1988 b

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...

Judging by the date Bob claims this was taken, this is more than likely not the 2101. These were taken in 1988; the 2101 hadn’t steamed for a decade at that point. With that being said, sister locomotive no. 2100 was also owned by Ross Rowland used as a parts engine for the 2101 during the American Freedom Train and Chessie Steam Special. After 2101’s incident, the 2100 was stored in this roundhouse: the former Western Maryland Hagerstown Roundhouse,

Therefore, I’m pretty sure this is Reading no. 2100’s first steam up since 1964. Coincidentally, the 2100 is currently under restoration in another roundhouse that once belonged to another CSX ancestor: the Baltimore and Ohio. This scene could be recreated in the very near future!

Nick

Part-time Ferroequinologist

Pennsy Productions - Bringing you the best railroads of the Midwest

“It’s a good thing to let another generation know what a steam locomotive is.” - W. Graham Claytor, Jr.

Two23 posted:
geysergazer posted:

Well, not a locomotive but assuredly a steam engine :

       

  Andover, SD

 

Kent in SD

Nice! That's my kind of reenactment.

Lew

Lew

 

Operator of the Plywood Empire Route in the Beautiful Berkshires

Growing old is so much more fun than the only alternative.

Taken Friday 7/19/19 in Cambridge, MN from the South Main St overpass.  4014 resumes travel after having stopped for greasing.  To me this was yesterday.  I'll post some images taken while at the Duluth Depot (today) at another time.

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Hope you enjoy,

Byrdie

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A bit late to the game but here are three of mine. The first a favorite of mine from when 765 was in Michigan on 1225's route while 1225 was down for a rebuild (2011 or 2012?) Taken during its turn around maneuvers in Alma.

Here is 464 at The Huckleberry Railroad around 2012 as well.

Finally, IRM's 1630 shortly after returning to service in 2014.

First two are film with a Nikon FM2. No filter here!  Last is with my Panasonic DMC LX7 which I was still learning at that point.

Doing this as made me realize I haven't done much photography and train chasing since then. Might have to do some more of that soon.

OP thanks for starting this thread and thank you all for sharing! Many excellent photos.

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No pics of me driving the steamer, but this is me, last week driving an RS-3 at the Ely, NV RR Museum.  Great fun, I highly recommend it.  I have a new respect for gravity and grade crossings after running this and a 110 year old steam engine.  Neither slows down very fast.

Chris S.

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