Posted by Bob Kise on May 31, 2019 
Interesting below-the-rail view that illustrates the engine's heavy rods and massive wheel counterweights. Saw this engine running light in 1978, but never pulling a train- it must have been quite a sight at the head of one of the old Southern Railway steam specials.
Posted by John West on May 31, 2019 
Nicely fooled me. I said maybe Mitch is older than I thought and you had a picture from 1978. As Bob noted the low angle really worked well.
Posted by Kevin Madore on May 31, 2019 
I'm learning that getting good images with smoke bombs is definitely not like shooting fish in a barrel. Initially, when the bombs go off, the scene doesn't look at all realistic.....and it may not look realistic for the whole evolution, depending on what the wind does with the smoke. It often takes bombing it several times and shooting a lot of frames just to find that one good one that does look believeable. Mitch has done a great job here, not only with the image selection, but with the edit as well. Getting something like this is not nearly as easy as it might look. Nice job, Mitch!
Posted by Doug Lilly on May 31, 2019 
I also thought that this was a 1970's photo until I saw the byline. Nice shot, Mitch.
Posted by Dennis A. Livesey on May 31, 2019 
Grand machines, grandly recorded.
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