Jiffy Lube doesn’t make house calls

Lubing No 734

One Word Photo Challenge: Black


Camera model : NIKON D7000
Date/Time : 2012:10:23 17:03:19
Resolution : 4928 x 3264
Flash used : No
Focal length : 62.0mm (35mm equivalent: 93mm)
Exposure time: 0.0020 s (1/500)
Aperture : f/5.3
ISO equiv. : 6400

Keeping an engine lubricated is important be it your car or a mighty Iron Horse. Here one of the engineers forces grease into the Drivers on Mountain Thunder No. 734, originally built for Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railroad #734, is a 1916 Baldwin-built 2-8-0 steam locomotive painted in WM “fireball” livery. It is now operated as an Excursion Train by Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. Called Mountain Thunder it runs between Cumberland, Md and Frostburg, Md, a 17 mile trip uphill. The Great Allegheny Passage 150 mile bicycle and hiking trail from Cumberland, Md to Pittsburgh, pa. runs along side the tracks for the first 17 miles. The rail excursion offers a way to transport ones bicycles up to Frostburg on a one-way trip. The ride back down is exhilarating, downhill all the way.

for Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Photo Challenge: Black for the week of March 25, 2014.


About Mike

I'm an avid bicyclist, that also enjoys Kayaking, Nature Photography, Cross Country Skiing and Geocaching. There's nothing more boring than sitting indoors in "good" weather.
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One Response to Jiffy Lube doesn’t make house calls

  1. Really great picture. And thanks so much for the info. I honestly would have had no idea what was happening here otherwise. 🙂

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