The Strasburg Rail Road's opening day usually happens during President's Day Weekend. The cold weather made the steam stand out.
Strasburg Rail Road Steam Engine 475
This image serves as one of my first attempts at post processing. I captured the image as the full steam was blowing all around the steam engine. In post processing, I added a white-ish vignette.
Strasburg Rail Road in Winter
I couldn't help but capture vintage railroad photography on the last day of Strasburg Rail Road's season, There is something magical about steam trains in the snow.
Strasburg Rail Road in the Snow
Here is another capture of the Strasburg Rail Road in the snow.
3 Boys and a Train
You never know what is going to happen and what images you will capture when you arrive at a destination. The 3 Amish boys approached as the steam engine was passing by. I happened to get two of them waving as the train headed back to the station.
Great Train Race at the Strasburg Rail Road
Here is an image of Strasburg Rail Road's Great Train Race. This event used to be held on the third Saturday in July. Antique roadsters and the engineers put on quite a show racing against time and each other.
The Georgetown Loop Railroad is another fantastic vintage rail to ride on. It's also just as fun to capture the story in photos.
Georgetown Loop Devil's Gate Bridge
After we rode the Georgetown Loop Railroad, we waited for the locomotive to cross Devil's Gate Bridge to get a iconic photo.
Cumbres and Toltec Railroad Chama New Mexico
I captured this image of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad back in fall of 2011. A storm front was brewing in the distance, hence the storm clouds. The red rail car adds the right touch to this image.
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is an outstanding steam locomotive. It is also very exciting to chase it during its travels between Chama New Mexico and Antonito Colorado.
This gallery includes old time vintage railroad photographs. Some scenic railroads I have visited include the Strasburg Rail Road, Cass Scenic Railroad, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Durango/Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, and more.
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