Sunday, June 08, 2008

Locomotive


I headed to Edmonton to visit my dad (age 86) and decided to make a weekend of it by taking the rural route to Edmonton, visiting Stettler, home of Alberta Prairie Railways
. I spent a pleasant hour photographing locomotive 41 and chatting with the fireman in the cab.

They offered to remove the rag for me but I insisted on leaving it in situ - there's a lot of cleaning and oiling of these beasts and it seemed appropriate.

2 comments:

Scott Jones said...

So many images have been done of just the parts. The rag adds the suggestion of the human element and breaks the sterility of the machinery. So glad you left it in!

António Pires said...

Delicious. It's part of our civilization.