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December 1, 2011

Top 8 in a Challenge in Trains – November 14, 2009
Featured in ImageWriting Group – May 16, 2009
Featured in AMERICAS ~ Rural, Urban, Wild, Free – May 16, 2009
Featured in DSLR Users Only – May 12, 2009
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Grosse Ilse, Manitoba, Canada
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.
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  • Stan Wojtaszek
    Stan Wojtaszekover 5 years ago

    This version is good too !!
    7 year restoration, eh?
    Takes forever when nobody wants to carry parts anymore !

  • yes, that is what they told us. I suppose it is hard to get parts these days for something over a 100 years old! Thanks for visiting Stan

    – Vickie Emms

  • Kelly Robinson
    Kelly Robinsonover 5 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS you have been featured in DSLR Users only group

  • wow, thank you so very much Kelly, this is the quickest feature I’ve ever received,,,,,,,,,,so much appreciated :-))

    – Vickie Emms

  • WayoftheWarrior
    WayoftheWarriorover 5 years ago


  • thank you so very much Tony,,,,,

    – Vickie Emms

  • mindym306
    mindym306over 5 years ago

    Great work Vickie!

  • thank you so much Mindy

    – Vickie Emms

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 5 years ago

    First of all Congrats on your feature Vickie, I have seen this old timer many times, but to this day, never rode on it… Wonderful detailed capture, accompanied by an impressive story line.

  • thank you very much my friend, what a lovely comment avatar,,,,,,,I appreciate your visit

    – Vickie Emms

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaover 5 years ago

    I went on a trip on Prairie Dog with Michael a couple of years ago but I guess they were using a different engine then.

  • thanks hon, yes they had a different engine on the other end of this one too. I think the old steamer pulled it to Grosse Isle and the other pushed and vice versa on the way back.

    – Vickie Emms

  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelover 5 years ago

    Vickie, another great train shot, they have all been excellent!

  • thank you very much Cora

    – Vickie Emms

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenover 5 years ago

    Great capture of this train. Well done !!

  • thank you so much Sean, happy to hear you like these

    – Vickie Emms

  • sundawg7
    sundawg7over 5 years ago

    Congrats on the feature of this worthy image. As I love old steamers, I just had to fave this. Regards from Ron.

  • thank you sundawg,,,,,,,much appreciated. Hope you saw the other one too, day before this b/w

    – Vickie Emms

  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRoseover 5 years ago

    GREAT capture Vickie……love the composition and clarity!!!
    Congrats on your feature too………. !! :)))

  • thank you so much dear Rosie,,,,

    – Vickie Emms

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