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photoblog image Every boys dream....

Every boys dream....

Well, one of mine anyway.....4960, in Williams rail station, Arizona. U.S.A. Having just returned from the Grand canyon pulling a steam special, they usually use diesel engines for these regular trips.

Every boys dream....

Well, one of mine anyway.....4960, in Williams rail station, Arizona. U.S.A. Having just returned from the Grand canyon pulling a steam special, they usually use diesel engines for these regular trips.

comments (15)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Sep 2014, 00:09
Its great, Frank...a thing of beauty, even if forced to the indignity of running on yesterday's fish'n'chip fat.
Frank L Croston.: Yes it is Ray, well, better that than not run at all I suppose.
This is a great shot Frank... there are a lot of moving parts in this below the 4960 Railway sign in this picture...

i can't remember seeing that many valves and pipes on other steam locomotives....petersmile
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, peter, American loco's do seem to have a lot of extras bolted on...smile
Excellent Frank - love the guy looking right at you!
Frank L Croston.: thank you, Elizabeth, he was sick of me taking shots of him I think!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Sep 2014, 06:45
The sheer mechanical power of the thing. Lovely shot Frank
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Chris...A mighty beast...smile
One wonders if the "boys" are rising up to take over this important part of the Williams' rail station history, Frank?
Frank L Croston.: Who knows, Ginnie, perhaps they are...;-)
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 17 Sep 2014, 07:23
Looks like an antiquated motherboard, Frank
Frank L Croston.: Probably more reliable, Elisabeth....smile
Did it smell like a steam train, or just chip fat.
Frank L Croston.: No, it was very clean, not enough steam and smoke.....
You and me both. I would just love to be on the footplate of a locomotive!
Frank L Croston.: Yep! A strange obsession we have, Bill....smile
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 17 Sep 2014, 08:48
Quite interesting how this conveys as a flat image constructed as in a Rouchenberg Frank.
Frank L Croston.: In my artistic ignorance, Andrew, I had to look up, Rouchenberg, having seen an example of his work,and looked again at my photo', I can see what you mean, thanks for pointing it out.
I can't get over all that tackle on the underside of the engine.
Frank L Croston.: There is a lot of it, Brian, intriguing....smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 Sep 2014, 12:16
An excellent picture. The part below the 4960 would also be a good picture on its own. I don't dream about steam engines, except when reliving my national service in a nightmare.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Louis, I hate to think what your nightmares are about.
love it. perfectly processed.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Ayush, much appreciated.
  • Tom Wilson
  • Boras at the moment
  • 17 Sep 2014, 19:58
Nice bit of hdr
Frank L Croston.: Touch of tone mapping, Tom, Thanks.
I can't get over the size of these engines
Frank L Croston.: Huge things, Martin, you think these are big, try looking on you tube for videos of a " Big boy" locomotive...( Don't just google big boy...Very disturbing results can occur, trust me..smile )
  • Alan
  • Estes Park, Colorado
  • 18 Sep 2014, 03:53
These guys look to be the wrong scale for the loco smile Looks like a steam pump to pump water to the boiler (I wonder how they do it in the UK? I really should know the answer to that).
Frank L Croston.: Shows how big this loco is,Alan, the guy on the left was big ! I have no idea how these things work!

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