Photo a Day Challenge


We were surprised to find this massive 1913 2-8-2 steam locomotive being restored in a large wing of the auto museum.  Soo Line 1003 last ran the rails in 2010 when its Federal Railway Commission authorization ran out; however, the Commission has decided to issue another fifteen year authorization, giving the locomotive a new lease on life.

15 responses

  1. Tony

    A great document! Stunning!

    February 7, 2012 at 7:07 am

  2. Tammy

    Oh wow, it lives again! 🙂 I bet it hardly can wait to get out of that warehouse to ride freely on the rails again!

    February 7, 2012 at 8:06 am

  3. Hi Lois,
    That is huge! Hopefully it will get to go on the rails soon. Have a great day!


    February 7, 2012 at 8:55 am

  4. Positively massive 🙂 great information too.

    February 7, 2012 at 9:38 am

  5. Also a massive undertaking! This is a great shot of something one doesn’t often get a change to see.

    February 7, 2012 at 10:56 am

  6. It’s crying out for someone to get close-ups and macros of its bits and bobs.

    February 7, 2012 at 11:48 am

  7. Excellent composition.
    Great sense of depht and nice colors; is it HDR?

    February 7, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    • No HDR . . . Topaz Adjust 4 and a gold toned texture overlay to dull the bright lights.

      February 7, 2012 at 5:38 pm

  8. Looks like there is a massive amount of work still to do fabulous story in this image.

    February 7, 2012 at 3:35 pm

  9. That is gonna take some work to get it back to shape

    February 7, 2012 at 4:38 pm

  10. This is a surprise! Including the surrounds emphasizes the massiveness.

    February 7, 2012 at 6:21 pm

  11. What a cool workshop with those lights, (coal fired?) I hope this beauty gets back on the rails.

    February 7, 2012 at 11:27 pm

  12. That will be really something once it gets going again. Massive is the opeartive word.

    February 8, 2012 at 3:45 pm

  13. Steven

    Sure looks like a heap of metal all stripped down. I saw the Royal Hudson in B.C. in a similar state, as well as The Flying Scotsman in York looking the same. Amazing what skilled workers can do to get it back on the rails.

    February 8, 2012 at 6:04 pm

  14. It’s huge!

    February 22, 2012 at 7:36 am

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