Steam Train 52 5448-7

These old trains in Europe are always cool. I can't imagine how incredibly heavy they are. All that cast iron just looks like it might create its own gravitational force. I like looking at all the machinery and piping and stuff. I'm the first to admit that I don't know a dang thing about trains, but I do like looking at them.

 

I visited a train museum also while I was in Dresden. It was really interesting looking at all the tiny inventions that had been deprecated and forgotten over time. They would have extremely specialized tools that would only do one thing for a technology that only lasted a short time. Some of these things must have weighed several tons, and the only task it could perform is maybe a mounting harness for a cast iron part that only fit one sort of train that was only in service for a few years. It was a cool museum. I guess it is kind of a guy thing... it must have been, since I didn't even see another woman in the whole place!

 

from the blog at www.stuckincustoms.com

  • Deraj Photography 6y

    I was in a train musieum while in England. It was the coolest!. Ya its mostly a guy thing. But hay we are guys!! Love the Pics, its just a cool thing you do!
  • Batram 6y

    Welcome to Germany :-)
    I shot this train too in Leipzig last year...Cool hdr!

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  • John Maffei 6y

    Great shot!!
  • Charles Gaisano 6y

    damn this one's hot!!! great shot!
  • ☆Sushil☆ 6y

    amazing HDR :)
  • Michael Fitzgerald 6y

    Superb! Around 1960 when I was a kid train-spotting I saw several thousand of these locos lined up at the marshalling yards outside Crewe just waiting to be scrapped. I was just a kid regrettably without a camera and no idea these things were becoming extinct. This shot stirs up memories of steam trains.
  • Jakov Cordina 6y

    lovely HDR
  • Samuel Chinellato 6y

    Perfect HDR!
  • Neil Howard 6y

    Wonderful work Trey.
    didn't see "another" woman?? Hmmm..

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  • *terry 6y

    great!!!....well composed, cool perspective and brilliant editing!
  • The Wiz is in Canada 6y

    Wonderful shot!


    You've also got - The Wiz Award!
    Woody Wood Pecker
  • Phil Schneider 6y

    This picture is taken at the central station in Leipzig, Sachsen and not in Dresden!!
  • ♥☆♫♪★CHUFFIN'GOOD'PICS(1)♥☆♫♪❤ 6y

    B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L...
    Cool Photo...
    Nice...
  • markop 6y

    this is great...i love your work!
  • ♥☆♫♪★CHUFFIN'GOOD'PICS(2)♥☆♫♪❤ 6y

    Lovely...
  • www.sl-fotografie.de  6y

    Very nice hds and pictures on your site.
    This trains sleeps in the main trainstation Leipzig.
    I shoot it too and made an hdr picture: [www.flickr.com/photos/donlorello/3214300139/]
    Look this.
    Greatings from Leipzig, Germany!
  • mark grillo 6y

    One of my favs in your stream! I have idolized your work since i began HDR. Please browse my stream and let me know what you think. Any advice would be appreciated!!!
  • Saveena (AKA LHDugger) 6y

    Awesome shot! It's a beautiful train.

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  • Alessandro Behling 6y

    travel.sulekha is using flcikr's images with no concerns of copyrights, and your image is being displayed on this page ...

    travel.sulekha.com/dresden-photo-galleries.htm

    you can report abuse against them, in order to make them stop benefiting of other people's work without paying
  • bridgy2008 4y


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