Winter wonder land, modern age. Nothing like a little bit of backlight to bring out the color and contrast of a wintry snow scene.
The Polar Express trains provide an opportunity to shoot both ends of the train where light allows such as the 2nd trestle at Hood. 6-axle C30-7 #7087 leads the train back to New Hope station afte... (more)
'Tis the Season!
The Blizzard of 2009 has begun to impact the New Hope area as C30-7 7087 brings up the rear of the 2:00 pm excursion, arriving at the North Pole (aka Lahaska).
Pulling with all her might, #40 brings her consist of Fall foliage admirers through the woods and up the grade, her tender light announcing her presence at the grade at Lower Mountain Road.
I snapped this shot from on top of AB2's Ford Explorer, one of those spur of the moment shots that was difficult to replicate.
The amount of steam is evident that #40 is foaming like crazy, as she walks up the grade at about 10MPH. Nonetheless, she still sounded great.
The fireman gives the signal, the points are lined, #40 can proceed forward.
The 1PM train coasts into Lahaska in the early part of the fall foliage season.
New Hope's light Consolidation #40 rumbles across Reeder Road as she heads for Lahaska with the final steam run of the day. I normally tend to shy away from grade crossings as photo spots becaus... (more)
New Hope & Ivyland GP30 rests at the New Hope station as the clouds open up into a downpour. Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC, Lumedyne flash