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Rust and Dust #14221

I was able to get special permission to photograph inside the roundhouse at the East Broad Top Railroad where there are six narrow gauge steam locomotives stored. Using just natural window light and a wide angle lens set for long exposure, I was able to get a pretty good portrait of a very dusty steam locomotive sitting with its exhaust stack under the smokejack roof vent above. One of it’s sisters sits behind at the next window. As of this writing, they’ve been housed inactive under roof for at least four years since the last short summer tourist trips. It is unknown when they might run again, but all thirty some miles of this little Pennsylvania railroad is still in place, waiting for fires to be lit that will power them to life once again.