Friday, May 3, 2013

FMTSO - Machines


 The old steam engines that pulled the trains are perfect examples of machines. I am joining 
Friday My Town Shoot Out this week, Machines is the theme. Pop over to see what others show.


To feel and smell the steam, click on photo's to enlarge.


All photos taken by MadSnapper at Florida Railroad Museum, Parrish Florida in Feb 2010






39 comments:

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Since Grenville really likes trains,nth is museum will be on our places to see list when we make our southern road trip. He was already drooling at the steam engine photos, Sandra.

Kara Claflin said...

Fantastic!! I love the way you have captured the steam!

Eva Ason said...

Great pictures, love those old trains
Happy Friday!

Rizalenio said...

Very nice. What a treat. Love looking at trains.

Happy weekend! :)

Maple Lane said...

Grand photos, Sandra. My parents, John and I rode a train once in Dillsboro NC and I remember the smells more than anything!

Muffy's Marks said...

Great photos of those old steam engines!!! When he was a boy, my dad gleaned the tracks that crossed the farm of left over coal. (When the fireman added coal to the boiler some usually fell off the train and onto the track) My grandparents used to coal to heat their house.

Peggy Jones said...

These are excellent shots. Love the first two. So glad you joined in this week. Everyone loves a trains.
QMM

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Too, too cool!!!!!

but nothing beats being right there. -smile- Glad you could be.

Paula Fraker said...

Oh, Sandra~ these are great! My hubby loves those old steam engines. I'll have to show these pictures to him.

Mary Hone said...

Very nice, I love the old steam engines.

ClickNCamera said...

These are cool shots...I love the shot of the steam around the wheels! When I see trains, even the modern ones, it always reminds me of my granddad. He worked for the railroad switching the tracks. Enjoy your day!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Thank you for asking me (in comments) to show more pics of old houses, in my city.

Needless to say, I have a *million* of 'em, to choose from. :-)

Not all the BIG ones, either.

I think maybe showing the BIG houses, gets kind of... Not fun. Sure they are beautiful, but regular people do NOT live in such.

I will continue to snap pics of cute/interesting houses/homes. Ones in which regular people can live, too. :-)

Thank you for the request.

SweetMarie said...

These are awesome photos! I would like to ride on a real train one day. The one at Disney doesn't count. LOL Have a great weekend!

Betty Manousos said...
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Betty Manousos said...

amazing!! i love trains and old steam engines.

your photos are great and really appeal to me.

p.s. i linked to you today!

TexWisGirl said...

definitely some power machinery there.

GOOSE said...

Very cool. I could almost hear them.
Blessings,
Goose

George said...

You did a marvelous job capturing this steam engine. It's a great machine to picture.

Inger said...

Great pictures of these old trains that I just love!

Madi and Mom said...

Hollering here
HEY DAD GET OFF YOUR TUSH...MAD SNAPPER HAS SOME STEAM ENGINES ON HER BLOG...NO COME RIGHT NOW!!

RESPECTFULLY REQUESTED BY YOUR
TINY MONKEY

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Sandra, Great photos of the steam engine... Reminds me of our wonderful trip up the mountain when we visited Cass, West VA... SO wonderful to ride on one of those old trains!!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Reena Walkling said...

So love these images!!!

Susannah said...

Good old #75....what a beauty! These are beautiful pictures, Sandra.


Susannah

Ginny said...

For me, you have lined these up so they get better and better as you scroll down. I love the red shirted train workers and thought they would be my favorite, but oh my, the next ones!!! The last one is AMAZING, and I cant say that enough. The steam and the light!!! The steam blowing through the light...

Rebecca said...

I love steam engines. I wish there were more survivors around here!

Gail said...

Fantastic pictures. I love the different perspectives.

Deb said...

that would be so fun....you really captured the steam....

Chatty Crone said...

I have always wanted to take the train cross country - have a little room to myself. Eat on the train. Relax. Have you been on one? sandie

barbara l. hale said...

What a fun place to visit! Need to add that to the (way too long) list.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

There is just something special about those old engines,compared to the modern diesel ones.

Michaele said...

Oh I do hope you got to take a look inside too! Beautiful train!

Rose said...

One of these days I would like to ride on a train....

SquirrelQueen said...

Uncontrollable giggling over Madi's comment!

Hubby and I both love old trains, I was one of those little kids that always had to see the "choo-choo" when we were traveling.

Great shots of the steam. The last one is my favorite.

GingerV said...

welcome to FSO - I love seeing new faces, new talent. I like the 3rd photo best. the power is really shown and right in the middle of the photo. look forward to browsing your blog. ginger

Jama said...

Cool shots!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Great photos. Looks like a nice museum to visit!

Pauline said...

Welcome to FSO. It's just my luck that I'm choosing the Spotlight photos this week and any one of these would fit the bill. But which one?? They are terrific, love 'em, all of 'em.

DawnTreader said...

Very impressive steam photos! :) Glad you joined the FMTSO for this theme.

EG CameraGirl said...

Excellent choice! I like the photos very much!