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Hello Kelly,
The # on this Santa Fe is 347C. It was 347C when I photographed it in the restoration shop in 2010
Your photo does look like primer. As far as I know the museum has 2 other "f" diesels , a Southern Pacific and a Western Pacific. I would take a wild guess that is an SP #. A Western Pacific # I have seen is 805A



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The Flying Scotsman is one of the most legendary engines in the world. Happy Anniversary to this event
A nice side on shot would be enjoyable

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Originally posted by Howard_S Howard_S wrote:

Meanwhile, back in the UK, they are celebrating 175 years since Oxford was connected to the railway with the GWR branch line from Didcot.

The locomotive was completed in 1923. According to the local newspaper, 'The Flying Scotsman was taken off the rails from active service in 1963 with the aim of preserving it for future generations to enjoy.

It was dismantled in 1995 before being restored ... at a cost of more than £750,000.'


Beautiful photos of the Flying Scotsman, Howard! Thanks for sharing! I'm always envious of all the active steam trains you have in the UK!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote AudioDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 June 2019 at 20:55
Hi Joe,

I did a search and it seems that it was indeed a Southern Pacific F7 in the Information I found was correct.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Miranda F Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 June 2019 at 20:57
Anyone get pics of Big Boy 4104 in steam recently?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AudioDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 June 2019 at 21:00
Only the ones we posted here in May when it was in Utah.
It is scheduled to head east from Cheyenne in July.

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This photo might be the most important train photo I have
I was coming early Sunday morning to photograph the Big Boy's departure from the train station. This was my 1st view of it! I caught my breath and started running towards it, I couldn't believe what I was seeing

I would have been happy to see any Big Boy, only 25 were ever built,
(the largest steam engine in the world)
only 8 remain. To see this, a living breathing one was way beyond my wildest dream
Thank you Union Pacific for getting one of the 8 remaining and take the time and expertise to restoring it


The folks you see was basically the whole crowd that was there, considering the prior days crowds, I couldn't believe that either. The weather was as good as it could be. it was pure magic!🎩




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This next pic left me in a quandary. I couldn't figure out if I should leave the photographers shadows in or not. I couldn't tell if it added more to the photo or detracted. I felt both happened and that some will think the one and some the other.
So I left the shadows in, but the photo is of the train

by /photos/purple-bullet/Coast

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Post Options Post Options   Quote bigsi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 June 2019 at 22:01
I think that leaving the shadows in was a good move, they add context and act as a subtle lead in. A super shot, love all the steam!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Miranda F Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 June 2019 at 02:06
I agree. It's just a pity that all the steam hides the unique wheel arrangement!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Coast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 June 2019 at 08:48
Bigsi,
Thanks for the wonderful, but totally undeserved compliment
I think your absolutely right about context. I don't mind people or other objects if they help complete the narrative the photographer is seeking.
About all the steam and everything. I thought of calling it "Rolling Thunder, full steam ahead". It was a joyous ruckus
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 June 2019 at 08:54
Originally posted by Miranda F Miranda F wrote:

It's just a pity that all the steam hides the unique wheel arrangement!
Who cares about some wheel arrangement but train nuts! Most people will not even know that the difference between wheel arrangements could be interesting. No, this is a great picture as it is. I can understand Joseph is wondering about the shadows, but it is giving the picture more character, as is the smoke from the wheels and the steam. And the B&W conversion is very much to my liking.

To sum it up: perfect picture, Joseph, thank you for sharing
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Coast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 June 2019 at 09:07
Miranda F
btw, I don't know of any 4104 engine ?

but you are right, the most difficult thing was capturing the unique wheel configuration, usually the wheels and the people standing in front of them were the same height and the people were always there. Then there was a lot of steam from the engine obscuring their view. It was still a thrilling "Rolling Thunder" moment.

Audio Doc has the best picture, its his stand alone shot, I believe on its 1st day. I was still driving across Nevada. He also has some good wheel shots of 4014 pulling up the grade on its way back to Cheyenne.

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Wow! Addy,
Thank you, so much
Take Care______Joseph
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bigsi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 June 2019 at 17:06
I'm not really much of a train buff, but I headed out today as "the Cornishman", a Tornado class, made a trip from Bristol down to Par. The light could have more interesting and more steam would have been great but I was pretty happy with the shot below. In the background is Plymouth's Devonport dockyard.



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 June 2019 at 18:31
Thanks, Kelly, for your kind words, and I guess bigsi's photo shows another aspect of this world.

Coast, I wasn't in a location to see the Flying Scotsman side on. A friend of mine was further down the line on the 175th birthday event and caught the Flying Scotsman and Clun Castle passing each other. Forgive the intrusion of non-Sony/Minolta gear but here are a couple of his photos


Flying Scotsman passing 7029 Clun Castle by Bruce Clarke, on Flickr


Flying Scotsman by Bruce Clarke, on Flickr
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