An excellent place to celebrate Union Pacific Railroad's 150th anniversary in Old Sacramento, California where the western track started in the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad, 1862.
UPRR locomotive #4466 was built by Lima Locomotive Works in 1920, a '0-6-0' wheel arrangement meaning no leading wheels, six powered and coupled driving wheels on three axles, and no trailing wheels. This steam locomotive was brought out of Sacramento's Railroad Museum to run outside for the UPRR Anniversary festival. There are more than 20 locomotives on exhibit at the Museum.
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Spyder (4) 2014-08-26 9:15
A bit bigger than your usual offerings of late, but not without some enthusiasm on my part. I have a Lionel Union Pacific Alco running 'round my room.
It amazes me that these were built in the first place, but got to admire the folk who keep them in 'like new' condition.
Hope some of the other 20 locos make it to this site.
All the best
Noel_Byrne (33584) 2014-08-26 11:37
You keep sharing things that my eyes never see, yes we have trains but not beauties like this, not even in museums. A perfect image to portray in black and white too, it suits the mood so well. Beautiful vehicle and nice to see it being shared with the world through this museum,
fabbs99 (17179) 2014-08-26 14:04
Great image of the old locomotive from California.Nice colors and framing.TFS.
berek (50508) 2014-08-26 22:21
I'd like to make the trip with the locomotive in Central America. very nice sharing. super idea to be black and white.
emka (106548) 2014-08-27 0:12
Hi Ray, Splendid view of this old Union Pacific train. When I was in the States, we have learnt that there is an old train in Durango. We change our planes to see it. The tickets were expensive, so we chased the train by car. it was fun, speciall when the train came in the middle of Silvertown. Have you been there? it is well worth going also for marvelous Colorado landscape.
WArm regrad s MAlgo
jhm (159833) 2014-08-27 5:36
The steam machine one of the greatest inventions almost in all centuries.
In my village we have a steam museum, but with old machine that during the summer everyday make a small trip of 10 km
You create depth and perspective.
Very high of quality taken.
Sharpness are pleasant to look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
ikeharel (78129) 2014-08-30 1:10
The B&W format had given a "feel" of old-days picture, Ray.
A masterfully handled photo, with distict sharp details of the Lokomotiv. as told before - we do not see steam-engines in Israel, a most intriguing subject for me - photography-wise.
Enjoy a nice weekend,