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photoblog image 01 1075 (007?) Blowing Off Steam

01 1075 (007?) Blowing Off Steam


That's why they don't use these anymore...in some countries.
They say some people smoke like a smokestack....

Image taken at the Dordt in Stoom Steam Festival in Dordrecht, Netherlands, on May 30.  There was an engine at the front and the back of this train, as it went back-n-forth between point A and point B all day.


01 1075 (007?) Blowing Off Steam


That's why they don't use these anymore...in some countries.
They say some people smoke like a smokestack....

Image taken at the Dordt in Stoom Steam Festival in Dordrecht, Netherlands, on May 30.  There was an engine at the front and the back of this train, as it went back-n-forth between point A and point B all day.


comments (53)

they still look great though, nice shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Derek, they still look great. Their coal bins were full and it reminded me of the days of yore! Thanks.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Jun 2010, 00:24
I have blown off enough steam this weekend and therefore preparing for an unbroken 10 day week smile Beautiful image
Ginnie Hart: Enjoy your 10-day week to the best of your ability, SAVO. Hopefully blowing off steam has prepared you well. smile Thanks.
  • JJ
  • United States
  • 21 Jun 2010, 00:56
They do look great but sure blew a lot of smoke, awesome shot of this one
Ginnie Hart: They're monstrous, JJ, and awesome...but the amount of coal they eat and the carbon dioxide they emit are downright scary! Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Jun 2010, 03:48
Masterful image, Ginnie...naturally...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Jun 2010, 05:46
The sight of that black smoke was so majestic, so great, it belongs to engines like this, I know the smoke might not be the best.......
sad sometimes I blow off some steam too but I am glad the black smoke does not come out of my ears...
Great picture, love the colours...nostalgic wink
Ginnie Hart: The day black smoke comes out of your ears...that'll be the day, MLMA! grin We had so much fun waiting for this beast, didn't we. We were worse than little kids. "How many more minutes, Mom!"
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 21 Jun 2010, 06:22
they still use coal for power anyway... so why not use it for a pretty train like this smile
Ginnie Hart: I guess! As long as they can clean it up, so to speak? Thanks, Elaine.
Excellent capture, great colors!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
perfect frame very nice and interesting subject,,,, i love it
Ginnie Hart: I think almost all boys grew up loving trains, Fabrizio, and some girls, too. grin Grazie.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 21 Jun 2010, 06:53
A great picture.

In holland they say: 'Hij rookt als een ketter'. Crazy stuff, but think of the days when they burned witches, blasphemers and the likes.
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Louis. Better it be a train! Thanks. smile
A fine beast Ginnie. We are both on trains today !
Ginnie Hart: I see, Bill, and we're not the only ones, as I recall! Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Jun 2010, 07:34
Such a beauty of steam locomotive"- always a SHE as we know - you now belong to the fan club of railway-fans dominated by men allover the world, lovers of those ladies!
Ginnie Hart: Truth be known, Philine, Astrid and I went to this Steam Festive not only for us but for all our SC male friends who are so into these trains. It was fun for us to get excited about something "different." grin
Well processed, I like the prominent reds
Ginnie Hart: Those reds totally make these trains, Nigel, as far as I'm concerned. smile Thanks.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, arkansas, United States of America
  • 21 Jun 2010, 07:47
I really like this. The train, the composition, and the tones. (I've always heard people say, "He smokes? I didn't know he smoked", and the reply is, "Oh, he smokes like a chimney" smile
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Sherri. I've heard that, too. In fact, maybe THAT'S what I've heard. HA! Thanks.
Superb capture Ginnie. I like the way you processed it!
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Richard. Good to see you are back. smile
Blimey, I dreamed i saw a steam train last night. Whatever next.
Ginnie Hart: Just let me know ahead of time, if possible, Chad. grin
Très belle photo.
Ce train est toute mon enfance.
Ginnie Hart: So many love these trains...these relics of the past, LeP. I love it when they bring back happy memories. Merci for stopping by and commenting.
Lovely shot Ginnie,bring back steam trains i say.
Ginnie Hart: Will there be enough coal to go around, Mick? I have no clue. More than oil??? Thanks.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 21 Jun 2010, 08:37
It may be bad for the enviroment but smoke enhances any photo scene
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Vintage. Astrid and I were like little kids waiting for it to pull into the station because we wanted to catch the steam. I wasn't expecting it to be so dark, however. sad
Great looking loco Ginnie, pouring out clag (Black Smoke) as she stands tehre. I'll bet it produce an impressive head of smoke and steam as she pulled away.
Ginnie Hart: I would have loved to have seen it from outside, Les, as she pulled away. But the good news is we were on the inside, enjoying the view there. Thanks. I see we're on the same page today. smile
An extra shot once again Ginnie with this lovely PP which harmoniously fits the subject. These old trains are so beautiful and charming. ideal tranportation for romance.
Ginnie Hart: If I have a choice between a train and an airplane, I will almost always choose the train, Flo. I LOVE trains. smile Merci. (I hope you got my e-mail yesterday. Please let me know if not!)
  • Nadiuska
  • United States
  • 21 Jun 2010, 10:22
Nice PP Ginnie!

I'm actually pretty happy that these trains aren't used that often anymore...we can only guess what it would be like if the whole world was still riding around in steam trains..wow...the smoke :s
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Nadiuska. I like the idea of them running but not the pollution. If they can come up with "clean" coal, maybe it would work? In that sense it's a waste for these beauties not to be used all the time. Thanks. smile
Excellent, beautiful engine, beautiful day, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: These relics of a bygone day really are beautiful, Roland. Merci.
He is really stoking up here Ginnie..and a fine shot of it too.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Ron. This sure was fun to see...and then to actually ride! smile
You no doubt guessed people like Les and me would enjoy this one Ginnie. A great shot, I hope you both enjoyed your ride behind it.
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Brian. Astrid and I specifically wenht for all you guys...as well as for ourselves. It was so fun. smile Thanks.
  • rem_la
  • France
  • 21 Jun 2010, 12:29
symbole de toute une epoque !
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Rem. A day from the past! Merci.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 21 Jun 2010, 12:43
Such beautiful pieces of machinery. Yes - they may be old and outdated..but so handsome. Especially love how you caught the steam. Timeless!
Ginnie Hart: Astrid and I were like little kids waiting for the train to come into the station, looking for the steam as the tell-tale sign. We were so expectant. smile Thanks, Marcie.
  • MARIANA
  • United States
  • 21 Jun 2010, 12:52
super frame; Super processing smile)
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Mariana.
Noisy uncomfortable smelly smokey rattley sooty steamy filthy objectionable ..... FABULOUS

richard
Ginnie Hart: HA! I think you covered all the bases...and ended with a nice compliment. Thank you, Richard.
Excellent picture and treatment Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Linda. This was fun.
  • Olivier
  • Belgium
  • 21 Jun 2010, 13:57
excellent capture .
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Olivier.
  • martie
  • United States
  • 21 Jun 2010, 16:40
Wonderful Ginnie! I love this one - and I am a big fan of the old steamers!
Ginnie Hart: They sure are a stately bunch, Martie. It'd be grewat if we could restore them all and use them...with clean fuel of some sort! Thanks.
  • Antoine
  • France.
  • 21 Jun 2010, 18:00
Hello Ginnie. Superb and brilliant your photo. A stream engine in perfect state of functioning. I'm always enthralled by trains. Very very good evening Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: What is it about trains that we all seem to love, Antoine? They're such brutes of strength. smile Merci.
"Génial", the Hogwart express perhaps? A+ VAL grin
Ginnie Hart: Awww. I never once thought of that, Valérie. I like that thought. smile Merci.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 21 Jun 2010, 19:56
a part of history worth preserving Ginnie even if environmentally unfriendly, great shot and treatment
Ginnie Hart: I do believe you're right, Tony. It would be great if they ever figure out how to maintain the ser4vice of these beasts in a friendly way for us all. Thanks.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 21 Jun 2010, 21:39
What a lovely portrait - could almost smell the smoke.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Maria. Thanks. smile
Great image as usual... I like the man at left for scale...
Ginnie Hart: That man was more in the image before I had to straighten it, Larry. Too bad, but yes, he does give this monstrosity some scale. Thanks.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 21 Jun 2010, 22:22
Fantastic machine. Dream world of train... fabulous and gorgeous
Ginnie Hart: There's just something about trains, Oscar...so different from cars and planes! Gracias.
  • Foto'S
  • Poland
  • 21 Jun 2010, 23:19
Amazing !!!!!!!!!!!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart. Thanks. smile
The processing with this very powerful image works incredibly well.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, George.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 21 Jun 2010, 23:50
Beautiful image Ginnie. It looks almost new.
Ginnie Hart: They take great pride in these work horses, Frida. Boys and their toys! Gotta love it. smile Tyhanks.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Jun 2010, 23:58
Great photo smile

If you go on our local steam railways and hang your head out of the window you get covered with soot!
Ginnie Hart: I can just imagine that, Cherie. UGH. Oh well, once in a blue moon is fun, I guess (in this case, once every two years). Thanks.
That is one of those "Oh, wow!" shots. Incredible.
Ginnie Hart: Glad you like it, Michael. smile Thanks.
  • Sharat
  • India
  • 22 Jun 2010, 07:06
Wonderful shot.....
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Sharat.
Pollution of the best kind Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I would guess so, Chad. smile Thanks.
Nice shot! I like your post production and detail in this frame.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you most kindly, Sharon!
  • lena
  • France
  • 22 Jun 2010, 15:54
très belle photo!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Lena, for stopping by and commenting. Merci.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 22 Jun 2010, 16:58
Cool title. well composed image too.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Kanyi.
What a fine machine Ginnie! And a good shot of it.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Wim. It was a fun experience to also ride it. smile
  • rian
  • fullerton, ca
  • 22 Jun 2010, 18:51
compared to today's posh, modern trains, they look quite beautiful though, right? nicely captured! smile
Ginnie Hart: As far as antiques go, Rian, it's hard to one-up it! smile Thanks.
You aged this well. Without the red i could easily mistake it for a very old photograph. Nice to be back at yours ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Man alive! He's appeared out of nowhere! Good to see you, Busola. I think you have a lot of 'splaining to do.... grin
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 23 Jun 2010, 01:52
Great train shot and wonderful title!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Beth, for stopping by and commenting.
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Jun 2010, 13:20
good shot
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Petra. I wonder if you've ever been to the Dordt in Stoom festival? It was wonderful.
... or smoke like a choo-choo train! Haha, great shot! This train looks really old.
Ginnie Hart: It's 70 years old, Mark...5 years older than myself, so be careful what you say. grin I love it.

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