Friday, July 20, 2007

Frisco Railroad # 1630 leaving the engine terminal. The Illinois Railway Museum. Union Illinois USA. May 1985.

I photographed this classic image of working day steam railroading, at the Illinois Railway Museum. This was on a rainy Memorial Day weekend in May of 1985. The intermittent rain showers, gray skies and damp air, add a work a day feel to this photograph. The steam locomotive was leaving the enginehouse area and servicing tracks, and would soon couple up to the passenger coach train waiting at the East Union Depot. The museums operating day was just begining at the time of this photograph.

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