This is one of those projects that digital photography makes really easy and a lot of fun. A steam locomotive powered train was going from LA’s Union Station to San Diego as a fund raising ride. I set myself up at the 17th St crossing in Santa Ana and waited and waited and waited. I had other business in Santa Ana that morning so I was early. Having a McDonald’s right there was invaluable.
I got everything but the tail end of the last car. My camera just wasn’t up to the job but I really can’t blame the camera because I knew it would be tricky getting everything I wanted as the train traveled past us.
I’m going to try again on Sunday. After our SIG meeting I will go over to the tracks near Chapman University and see what I can get. You’re invited. Bring your camera.
A steam locomotive engine rolled down the tracks today. Santa Fe 3751 traveled from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego. The classic steam was captured in Santa Ana at 17th St crossing.
Take a look: Click Here.
Here’s the story in the Los Angeles Times: Click Here.
The Santa Fe 3751 Web site: Click Here.