Saturday, December 3, 2011

CN Steam Engine 1112

Built for Canadian National Railways in 1912 by Montreal Locomotive Works, this old steam engine was in service for approximately 50 years before it was donated to the Canadian National Railway Museum.  In its last years of service it ran the tracks of Quebec and Labrador.  It now sits proud, lit each night at the Smiths Falls Railway Museum.  In this shot, I wanted to show her as she might have looked back then.  

Steam hisses and brakes squeal, the bell dings, and a horn blows muting all other sounds as she comes to a stop at the station on this cold night.  Here, she sits patiently, waiting to continue down the tracks to the next stop as her coal fired boiler idles and her bright light cut a path through the darkness ahead.

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