A steam locomotive is a railway locomotive that produces its pulling power through a steam engine. These locomotives are fueled by burning combustible material, usually coal, wood or oil, to produce steam in a boiler, which drives the steam engine. Both fuel and water supplies are carried with the locomotive, either on the locomotive itself or in wagons (tenders) pulled behind. Steam locomotives were first developed in Great Britain during the early 19th century and dominated railway transport until the middle of the 20th century. From the early 1900s they were gradually superseded by electric and diesel locomotives. (From Wikipedia)
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lousat (68585) 2013-12-22 7:45
Hi Eleu,beautiful capture,i like the imposing perspective and the way of you expose the backlight,excellent details too for a very nice pic.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
photoray (8464) 2013-12-22 8:17
Fine vertical view of the Eureka.
Good to see these classical historical steam locomotives still operating and available to the Public.
I first saw the Eureka operating a decade ago in Old Sacramento at our Rail Fair. One of America's finest gatherings of trains and "foamers".
I am proud to have worked with California's rail transportation system at Caltrans, and serving the People.
jacquest (17773) 2013-12-22 10:33
Those were the days, the good times and the good noises.
Very well kept this locomotive. I like the white vapor over this blue sky.
adidas5nb (4007) 2013-12-22 23:55
nice shot of this antique engineering piece with great timing and light.like the partial depth that is seen and the steam steaming out.
saxo042 (35814) 2013-12-23 0:19
This is a very beautiful engine and it reminds me of all those Wild West movies where villains were trying to rob the train. A very attractive picture!
ikeharel (48368) 2013-12-23 7:54
Impressive old Lokomotive in great shining brass paintings on, well collected in fine contrast against the blue sky.
in Israel, there is not even one steam-engine in running condition, and for me it is an attractive subject.
Cheers, and my best wishes for the holidays.
rychem (16466) 2013-12-23 9:01
Wow, fantastic oldtimer among locomotives, I like it very much, it looks like a toy train,
Merry Christmas to you and your family
cornejo (25531) 2013-12-23 10:04
Hello Eleu, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting Locomotive, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy Christmas week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
mesutilgim (76804) 2013-12-23 14:56
Nice capture of this old steam lok in action !
TFS and Merry Christmas to you.
emilbo (22112) 2013-12-23 18:36
Ah!…le bon vieux train à boucane. Je me souviens quand j'étais jeune, on partait à la course pour aller voir le train quand on attendait le sifflet. Il est magnifiquement bien conservé et tu nous le montre bien dans toute sa beauté. Bel effet de la fumée.
Joyeux Noël à toi et ta famille,
abmdsudi (36344) 2013-12-24 7:46
This is a wonderful photo that captures some of the good old days of train travel in earlier times....the steam blowing, the chugging and the coal smoke coming out the stack, Love the viewpoint. pin sharp and the warm coiours with lovely touch of blue sky. A shot expertly caught and I could stand there and watch this beauty all day. What a great contribution to TE, Congrats.
Have a Very Happy Christmas