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Grosse Ilse, Manitoba, Canada
Dynamic Photo HDR; Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi; 17-85mm lens
Deemed the oldest steam engine in North America, the old #3, originally built in Scotland in 1882, just returned to the rails on Sunday after a 7 year restoration project to bring it up to standards. I was lucky enough to be going through the small town of Grosse Isle, Manitoba on Sunday and stopped to get some shots. As I passed by the old steamer and it hissed at me, it was a sort of odd feeling to get out of the way. It was parked in this spot for awhile on the Prairie Dog Central Railway nostalgic train ride. I did wait till it took off back to Winnipeg and got the steam coming from it and the genuine coal smoke from its huge smoke stack. The bell on the top there is in ringing position as you can see, what a nice sound it was.