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Built in 1927 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works, 3751 was Baldwin’s and the Santa Fe’s first 4-8-4. It had a 5 chime freight whistle mounted on it. Tests showed that 3751 was 20% more efficient and powerful than Santa Fe’s 4-8-2 3700 class steamer, which at the point was the Santa Fe’s top of the line steamer. In 1936, the engine was converted to burn oil.

Canon 7D, 1/1250 s, f/5.6, 28mm, ISO-250

3 layer photomanipulation/composite in Photoshop Elements, (train/sky from AZ, lighthouse from AK) all my images. Final color correction and HDR added in PS Lightroom.

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bridge, engine, lighthouse, locomotive, steam, tracks, train, trestle

I am self taught, with an imagination that will not stop. I started drawing as a kid, and dabbled with correspondence art school but never took art in high school or college because I felt it might constrain me. I was wrong, but no crying over spilled milk.

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  • Colin Smedley
    Colin Smedleyover 1 year ago

    Really beautiful piece of work Randy!

  • Thanks for the wonderful feature Colin, much appreciated!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • trish725
    trish725over 1 year ago

  • Thanks so much for the feature Trish!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • fernblacker
    fernblackerover 1 year ago

    Beautiful composition Randy!

  • Thank you very much Fern!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 1 year ago

    absolutely beautiful !!

  • Thank you so much for the great feature Manon!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • leapdaybride
    leapdaybrideover 1 year ago
  • Thanks LDB, what a wonderful feature!!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • Thanks for the fave too!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • jammingene
    jammingeneover 1 year ago

  • Thanks for the feature and fave Gene, you’re awesome!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 1 year ago

    Wonderful!!

  • Thank you Lorilee, and for the fave too!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroover 1 year ago

    excellent work

  • Why thank you so much Heloisa!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • Woodie
    Woodieover 1 year ago

    Congrats on ALL your features. You Americans sure build big locos. Not restricted by width of gauge like the British. Our railway track gauge was decide by the Roman chariot width of two horses side by side and the wheel ruts they left. Cheers neil

  • Thanks Neil, yes I read the same thing over the years and that those same chariots impacted the auto wheelbase as well. Funny how compliance is derived. Thanks for looking!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • Maisie Sinclair
    Maisie Sinclairover 1 year ago

    Brilliant image!

  • Thank you so much Maisie!

    – Randy Turnbow

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