Here’s another shot from the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis. And some stuff about the subject matter. You know… just in case. Never hurts to have the info.
- Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range No. 502
- Baldwin, 1916
- Heavy freight steam engine; hauled iron ore
Dr. Evil: “Right, people you have to tell me these things, okay? I’ve been frozen for thirty years, okay? Throw me a frickin’ bone here! I’m the boss! Need the info.”
– Mike Myers – Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
About this image: digital photograph, moderately modified
Excellent shot. Conveys a mood that fits the subject. You can not go wrong with old trains. It is interesting how a photograph like that can trigger a set of associations. For me the following came to mind : Towards the Last Spike by E. J. Pratt, John Wayne (colour 1960’s) westerns, Hooterville & Petticoat Junction, Buster Keaton’s The General, The Last Spike by Pierre Berton, and Gordon Lightfoot’s Canadian Railroad Trilogy.
Thank you very much! I love most old ‘stuff’ in general. And old trains are even better yet (I think)!
That is a very good point that you bring up as well, elmediat! Besides the history / time when these things were in everyday use there is also a personal history each viewer brings to an image. Interesting!
Excellent perspective, SIG, (you’ve been rolling around on the floor again, haven’t you?), it looks like it’s in motion.
Also, do you remember Dr Evil’s cat after they awoke? It was a ‘bald’ Cornish Rex like my darling Jack, even the same colouring.
Thank you very much, S.E… and you know I always do (even without realizing it at this point)!
I do indeed remember Dr. Evil’s pet (he stole the show a few times)! I was very, very sad to hear about Jack… I didn’t realize they were the same type of cat. I’m terribly sorry about the loss of your friend, S.E…
NIce, I am sending you an old priest and a young priest.
I probably look more like the old guy.
I like the stripey effect on the metal
Isn’t that cool? One of my favorite parts of this!
Another great shot, Inky! There’s a trolley museum here with many old trolleys (of course) as well as trains and buses. I visited with my folks and had so much fun taking pictures. There’s something so beautiful about the mechanics of transportation – at least to me.. and judging from the enthusiasm of train buffs, car collectors, etc. I am not alone.
The Trolley Museum sounds like a very interesting place to spend some time!
The museum here is awfully impressive, too – I’ve only been there once (although as you’ve probably guessed I took a TON of photos). I’d really like to go back some time, because I completely agree with you, Dishy… these things are very fascinating!
Very cool! Great angle and composition.
Thank you very, very much, Eden!
I took quite a few of this engine, but this shot seemed to ‘work’ best for me. I think.
Sheez, it doesn’t look like a Baldwin!
Not so much from this angle, but you should see it in profile!
Very nice. My wife and I should have taken a trip to St. Louis and visited the museum when we still lived in Missouri.
I’m $60 dollars away from owning my Pro Photo Theme. Earning money via Google Adsense takes forever.
I’ll let you see my rookie photography in $60. 🙂
And yes I did mean to say “in $60” and not “for $60” 😉
I might have had a difficult time locating 60 cents.
I think you would have really enjoyed it, Mel. And they are expanding, so I expect it’s only going to get better from here!
It takes me forever to earn $60 doing… pretty much anything I can do!
I’m really looking forward to that, Mel… I really enjoyed that sneak-peak you posted a while back. I know you’re going to have a lot of great stuff! 🙂
Love the angle and the B&W is so good!
Thank you so much for you kind comment, Patti!
And thank you for stopping by as well! I really appreciate that!
I love the perspective on this one. Great shot, as always.
Thank you, Cecelia!
Luckily you can get right up to the exhibits at this museum – which really helps create some interesting ‘angles’…
That is why I am not a photographer. You see something and take a great photo. I see it and think “What could I get for that at the junkyard?”
I don’t know about that, Bo! I bet you take some great photos. AND could get a good deal at the junkyard!
Thank you very much for stopping by – I really appreciate that!
I would have been more impressed if you climbed up on that thing and got the perspective from above. haah
I would have been more impressed, too!
Unfortunately I probably would have also passed out and fallen on my camera!
where’s Annabelle…shouldn’t she be up there somewhere?? 🙂
I think she was backed up a few feet for safety sake at this point
(I tend to start lurching around when I have my hands on a camera)!
Yay, more trains! I really like the angle you took the shot on. Definitely something I would not have done. Imparts a certain amount of energy to the picture.
Thank you very much, Binky! I tried a few different angles, but this was the one I liked the best… I think.
I was hoping you would like this one! I have a few more train images I hope to edit and post in the future.
Is it just me, or did a baby spit up all over that thing?
. . . or maybe it was just raining that day.
if there was a baby up there I wouldn’t blame her/him for spitting up!
Pretty sure I would have passed out cold. Yeah, I’m like Bear Grylls when it comes to heights. Or… you know… the exact opposite.
Hi SIG, It is great that you took a picture of this very old train. These trains have steam engines right! Very nice B+W. Like the tonality of the picture as well.
Thank you very much, sir!
You are right – this train was indeed powered by steam. This museum has trains from many different eras, including quite a few ‘steamers’… it’s a really interesting place… I think they’ve done a very good job with it!
I love this!! I shows the massive power of locomotion! AWESOME!!
Thank you very much, Juana!
I’ve always had a ‘thing’ for trains… so I particularly enjoyed visiting this museum. You can walk right up to (and even climb around on and in) many of the exhibits! It was so much fun!
It’s awesome! So elegantly reminiscent of a simpler time.
And it’s a TRAIN!
Ha, ha, ha love your comment “by the time I post this. . . ”
This shot is lovely. Very old fashioned.
Since I’m so late to the party this week, maybe my un-old fashioned turtle blog will be old fashioned. 🙂
Thank you very much for stopping by, and for your kind comment as well!
I’m always late with these, though… it’s getting a bit embarrassing!
Maybe we can just say we’re both fashionably late… that should count for something, right?!