Light power returning to yard after putting away a passenger train.
Builders plate on boiler
Resting up for tomorrow ...
Taking on water before heading up the "Brocken" mountain again.
Cleaning out the smoke box at the end of the shift.
I've "run" all 3 of these locomotives as part of my steam engineer course.
Fluency in German is a prerequisite for the course. It's a neat deal.
The engineer is topping off the 4 tons of coal before we departed into the mountains.
By the end of our shift that evening, the 4 tons would be gone completely.
I've spent every day this week learning how to run this engine. It's a great learning experience ... not easy! Four more days until graduation. Then I'll be an "Ehrenlokfuehrer" or "Honorary Engi... (more)