Pere Marquette #1225 in the snow (photos)

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Pere Marquette #1225 in the snow (photos)
Posted by mfmalk on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 2:34 AM

http://www.losttracksoftime.com/p47324941

 

The weekend before Christmas found me in central Michigan for the final ‘North Pole Express’ excursions of the season.  Follow the link above to my photos.

 

These trains of 900+ patrons per run were sold out months in advance; instead of highlighting the joyous families dressed in pajamas headed to the North Pole (Ashley, MI) - I chose to concentrate on simple compositions featuring the locomotive and the winter elements it’s subjected to.

 

Notice the difference a day and a small detail make. For Sunday the illuminated ‘1225’ number boards were added above the headlight.

 

There is a Tim Horton’s very close to the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso; they serve a really fine cup of hot cocoa…

 

Enjoy,

Matthew

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Posted by ROBERT WILLISON on Thursday, January 25, 2018 10:01 AM

mfmalk

http://www.losttracksoftime.com/p47324941

 

The weekend before Christmas found me in central Michigan for the final ‘North Pole Express’ excursions of the season.  Follow the link above to my photos.

 

These trains of 900+ patrons per run were sold out months in advance; instead of highlighting the joyous families dressed in pajamas headed to the North Pole (Ashley, MI) - I chose to concentrate on simple compositions featuring the locomotive and the winter elements it’s subjected to.

 

Notice the difference a day and a small detail make. For Sunday the illuminated ‘1225’ number boards were added above the headlight.

 

There is a Tim Horton’s very close to the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso; they serve a really fine cup of hot cocoa…

 

Enjoy,

Matthew

 

lol that's  a great video. I was up thier in 2014 on a cold Saturday afternoon. By the time the engine is turned.. it's beginning to get dark. The twilight lighting, the cold weather and all the steam from the 1225 makes for great pictures and memories.

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Posted by runnerdude48 on Thursday, January 25, 2018 12:00 PM

Excellent images!!  They confirm that I have lost nothing by getting rid of the knoose around my neck known as my camera because I can enjoy pictures like these without the hassles of being out in the elements.  Thank you for sharing.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Friday, January 26, 2018 5:41 PM

Oh wow Matthew, YOU came closer to the spirit of "The Polar Express" than the filmmakers did!

What do I mean by that?  They should have gone live-action rather than that creepy computer animation they used. 

You nailed it!

What is it about Christmas and steam locomotives that makes them so perfect together?

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Posted by samfp1943 on Saturday, January 27, 2018 9:13 AM

Firelock76

Oh wow Matthew, YOU came closer to the spirit of "The Polar Express" than the filmmakers did!

What do I mean by that?  They should have gone live-action rather than that creepy computer animation they used. 

"You nailed it!"Thumbs UpThumbs Up

What is it about Christmas and steam locomotives that makes them so perfect together?

 

  Could not agree more, with(Wayne's) Firelock76's statement....

            Particularly, 1225 breasting that new snow!  Too Cool!Bow

Sam

 

 


 

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