My view from the fireman’s seat on this blustery Maine evening, included this apparent
Annulum Ignis, or, “ring of fire” lighting effect, caused by steam and smoke wafting across the beam of
WW&F No. 9’s long-darkened headlight.
As we prepared to head south, it faintly appeared and dissipated several times, before fully "igniting."
Though I’ve taken pictures under similar conditions many times before,
from a similar vantage point, this was the first time I’d ever witnessed this phenomenon.
And given the occasion, it seemed almost divine.
Perhaps it was Alice Ramsdell, or Harry Percival voicing their approval of a job well-done.
Special thanks to my fellow time travelers -engineers Gordon Cook and Dana Deering.
An ongoing and growing collection of photos that IMHO reveal the awesome, but seldom seen beauty of the railroad world because most of us don't get out after sundown. From dusk to dawn, lights are on! (And I continue to find new "Lights In The Night"!)