Continuing the theme of the different means of transport around the world I'd like to show you the original small steam train which is going among the finnish heart's forasts. The museum narrow-gauge railway operates between Humppila and Minkiö since 1971 when the real freight trific was stoped. It uses the original carrages and steam engines. The railway gauge is 750 mm wide and the line length is 14 km.
The train trip looks like the getting back in time. A small steam locomotive is standing in the front of train of old wooden coaches. People are slowly boarding a train in a front of an old wooden station building. The bell of station sounds three times. There is a loud whistle of a locomotive and a journey begins. There is a smell of smoke in the air. The train is passing through beautiful countryside landscape of Häme province. Outside cows are starring the passing train. After the fields there is a stretch of forest and then again open fields. There is a low whistle in the air. A brakeman is turning the brake handle. The train is slowing down and finally stopping. An old lady boards the train at Raemäki halt. The journey continues. The train is slowly picking up speed. The conductor is checking the tickets and announces: "Next Kirkkotie, and after that Jokioinen!"... Hope you enjoy the shot and have a nice weekend.
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gelor (3229) 2006-03-05 4:02
Très jolie composition pleine de nostalgie. Les couleurs sont magnifiques et la netteté là juste où il faut. Beau travail. Merci.
syd1946 (18663) 2006-03-05 9:48
I like your picture very much.The right time
capture this beautiful scene.The colors are very nice and the people on the train makes the diference.Congratulations!
JanP (1705) 2006-03-05 17:27
Very good capture of the old train coming clear of the smoke.
I saw a similar in Sweden years ago, and your photo brings bacck old memories.
ktanska (28152) 2006-03-06 2:58
The thing I like most in this one are all the happy faces looking out of the windows. Nice POV showing the little train in the middle of all the green.
It's a pity that I haven't visited the railway yet myself. So much to do and summer weekends so limited in numbers. Maybe next summer!
quantabeh (5205) 2006-05-05 12:39
beautiful perspective and composition. The timing of this picture really looks good. nice flowers in the foreground...
FORJP001 (3819) 2006-08-31 16:35
At this angle, the train seems to surge from nowhere and gives the impression that it is going nowhere too.
Very well captured and the mist behind makes the train look-like comming from somewhere in the past.
- Copyright: Denis Kabanov (Tracker) (1942)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-07-00
- Categories: Nature, Transportation, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 500N, Canon EF 75-300 f/4.0-5.6
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Steam Railways 2, Trains 'Old and New" [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-03-05 3:37