Michael ONeill Wedding Portrait Fine Art Photographer Long Island New York
Motorcycle Tour Amish Country PA Steam Locomotive
"Strasburg Rail Road - Engine 475". This is the other of two images I created of the working vintage steam locomotive that still runs today through the Pennsylvania Dutch countryside. Located in Strasburg, PA, right next to the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Engine 475 remains in service today as a tourist attraction. It runs a number of times daily on a route through the Amish country outside of Lancaster, PA. The trains scenic route takes you past working farms and abandoned industrial buildings which were former stops when this was a working rail road. The picture was taken using my Fuji X-T1 mirrorless camera body fitted with the 18-55MM f2.8 Fujinon zoom lens. I ttraveled to the area as part of a motorcycle road trip I took in the late summer of 2015. After taking the requisite tourist ride on the train I made note of a number of places along the route where I could set up to photograph the train while it was underway. I returned to these spots a number of times over the next couple of hours and photographed different views of the train at three different locations. Elsewhere in this gallery you will find another image of engine 475 (Entitled "Of Days Gone By") as it pulls it’s vintage, restored railway cars through the Amish country. For an old-fashioned, vintage look I post processed this image with a split-toned black and white treatment. "Strasburg Rail Road - Engine 475" can be acquired by visiting the various fine art photography galleries that offer my works or by following the contact links on this web site.