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Steam up!

The wonderfully ramshackle looking 486, about to leave Silverton, Colorado in heavy rain for the three hour journey back to Durango. Thats the last of the steam pic's, for now anyway, thanks for the comments.

Steam up!

The wonderfully ramshackle looking 486, about to leave Silverton, Colorado in heavy rain for the three hour journey back to Durango. Thats the last of the steam pic's, for now anyway, thanks for the comments.

comments (12)

old 486 is belching out smoke steam and his bell ringing... showing off its power Frank... i love the golden aspens blended into the pines behind it....petersmile
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Peter, the Aspens were just about at their best in Silverton then , it took a couple more weeks down here.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Nov 2014, 01:34
Gotta love all that exposed pipeage, Frank.
Frank L Croston.: It is amazing how much there is, Ray, so unlike the loco's in the U.K.
These do look quite rough and primitive compared to the engine Martin has featured today! I see what you mean about the UK engines being "all covered up"!
I love how gritty this all looks in your shot, Frank!
Frank L Croston.: Yes, you see, we are much more cultured....As I keep pointing out to you...smile
Glad you like the grittiness...smile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 4 Nov 2014, 06:03
Have you ever thought of having your excellent train pictures made into jigsaws, FRank They would sell like hot cakes
Frank L Croston.: No I haven't Elisabeth, not something I know much about, maybe I should find out. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 4 Nov 2014, 07:06
You really have captured the spirit of this ole thing Frank. Compare it with Martin's steam pic today
Frank L Croston.: Thanks very much, Chris, I made an effort with this one...smile I mentioned it to Martin, what a difference in style, the lady and the tramp! But both wonderful loco's.
I've enjoyed them very much Frank.
Frank L Croston.: I'm glad you have, Bill, it was a bit of a dream to be able to take them! smile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Nov 2014, 08:14
A wonderful presentation. The old girl really does look to be on her last legs (or should that be wheels?) but I'm sure there are years left in her yet. Love the atmosphere here.
Frank L Croston.: Thanks very much, Alan, yes she does, but as you say I'm sure they'll keep her going.
Great shot, Frank - the steam, the smoke, the aspents - wonderful - the best of the series I think.
Frank L Croston.: Thanks Tom,I'm pleased you like it.
I've really enjoyed this series Frank, and this one almost looks like a painting.
Frank L Croston.: I'm glad you have, Brian, I made an effort with this one...smile
This is wonderful Frank
Frank L Croston.: Thank you very much, Janet, glad you think so.
I love this image!!
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Jacquelyn, I'm pleased you do.
You've captured her in all her gritty glory, Frank. A cracking good shot!
Frank L Croston.: Thanks very much, Beverley, glad you think so.

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