THE LAST RUN

SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

VACAVILLE, CALIFORNIA, United States

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AS THIS STEAM LOCOMOTIVE MADE IT’S WAY THROUGH CALIFORNIA, UP TO OREGON, IT PASSED THROUGH MY LOCAL AREA. IN 1985 I JUST HAPPENED TO BE IN A BLACK & WHITE PHOTO LAB CLASS AT A LOCAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE, SO THIS PHOTO WAS JUST THE TICKET FOR MY ASSIGNMENT. MY INSTRUCTOR WAS IMPRESSED WITH THIS AND SEVERAL OTHER SHOTS OF THE SAME TRAIN, SO I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE FOR TWO GROUPS. I WAS ABLE TO GET UP ON A TRESSLE THAT THE TRAIN PASSED UNDER, SO THE HIGHER SITE PLANE ALLOWED ME TO GET MORE THAN JUST A COUPLE OF CARS AT THE SAME TIME. HAD I BEEN AT GROUND LEVEL, I MIGHT HAVE GOTTEN A MORE DRAMATIC LOOKING PHOTO, BUT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN LIMITED TO HOW MUCH OF THE TRAIN YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO SEE. THIS WAS “THE LAST RUN” FOR THIS ENGINE. AFTER IT MADE IT UP TO OREGON, IT WAS PLACED IN A TRAIN MUSEUM. I WAS HOPING FOR THE TRAIN TO BE SMOKING A BIT MORE THAN IT WAS HERE. I GUESS THE FLAT LAND JUST DIDN’T PUT ENOUGH STRAIN ON THE ENGINE TO REQUIRE MORE TORQUE, SO THE SMOKE STACK WAS JUST PUTTING OUT A LOT OF HEAT WAVES.

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