Photographer's Note

This is my second posting from my summer trip home. This shot was taken at Historic Fort Steele, located just North of Cranbrook B.C.

As the plaque on the outside of the cab reads:
"This locomotive built in Canada in 1923 was the last in logging service in B.C. It worked at Port Renfrew, Chemainus and Ladysmith until 1960 when it was donated to the Province by MacMillan Bloedel Co,. Ltd.
Boilermaker Herb Hawkins was brought out of retirement and in his eightieth year rebuilt the original boiler by hand. his locomotive is therefore dedicated to all pioneer old-time mechanics, such as Herb, who maintained steam equipment during the era of steam.
Accepted on behalf of the Province at Nanaimo, B.C. by the Honorable Jack Radford. - Aug. 27, 1975"

This engine is quite the draw for Train buffs, and also for Hollywood. The train has most recently used in "Shanghai Noon", starring Jackie Chan & Owen Wilson.

I did not think this shot was going to be possible as it was quite dark inside the building where they keep them, yet I was able to pull it off- shooting with ISO 1600 and handholding the 1/40th shutter speed (F/2.8) for quite a good result.

For more images from my recent trip back to Canada, they're available on my travelogue.

I hope you like it as much as I do...
- Dan

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