Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Picture taken today at 11:05am near Glencoe. I got to the riverbank
at 10:40am approximately. There were about eight other people there.
The picture turned out well enough. I just wish there was a little
more smoke from the engine and then maybe some clouds in the sky, but us
photographers are always too picky. Actually, I enhanced the smoke a
Just east of this spot is a grade crossing at St. Paul Road which would
have presented a great head-on (nearly) shot. Next time.
BTW, that engine sure is noisy. And it has a great whistle
-- long, low, and deep-throated.
Ha ha. Actually, the track here must be level or even downgrade
because the engine was not straining at all (as you can see from the weak
exhaust). Mostly what you could hear was a lot of metal clanking noise at
first and then a loud roar from the trainset going by at a good
(Photo - Fred Houska)