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.