Back on the move

Posted by dandc on Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:28 am

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Seeing this Big Boy locomotive in action was the main reason for our recent trip to Wyoming. It hasn't been under its own power for 60 years and took almost 3 years to be totally renovated. The morning of this shot was pretty cold so the steam was impressive. Its nickname of Big Boy makes sense when you consider it weighs over a million pounds, is 133ft long and over 16ft tall. 

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by Cynthia Crawford on Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:02 am
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Wow-great shot with all that steam! An impressive engine-it looks huge! Nice angle of view. Maybe a touch more contrast would differentiate the steam a bit better from the sky, but this is really cool. Must have been exciting to see.
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by Carol Clarke on Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:33 am
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This must be quite a sight to see, Dan! I just wish we could see what it looks like under that blanket of steam.

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by Swissblad on Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:18 pm
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Very impressive image - nice work.

by Paul Skoczylas on Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:46 pm
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Nice! I suspect that a laptop monitor is never going to do justice to this with the subtle differences in the greys. I'll bet this looks awesome in print, though.


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