The road to Paradise has long been the nickname for the Strasburg Railroad. Fitting name too since the line ran from Strasburg PA to Paradise, PA where it interchanged with with the Pennsylvania Railroad, now part of Norfolk Southern.
I’m headed to Strasburg again soon for a photo charter featuring N&W 475, which will be disguised as her sister locomotive #382. N&W 382 was made famous by O. Winston Link in his photos of it operating on the N&W’s Abingdon Branch, but was lost to the scrapper’ torch.
This past November, Lerro Productions hosted their second Rosie the Riveter themed photo shoot at the Strasburg Railroad. Several scenes were created in both the machine shop and the engine house depicting everything from hot riveting to toasting bread with an aceteline torch. As usual, everyone had a great time and made some fantastic images. Here’s a few of my favorites:
Washing the Locomotive:
Third Shift Lunch Break:
Late Afternoon Break:
Cooking with Gas:
Thanks again to Pete for all the hard work in setting this up, to Dave for his assistance in hosting us, to Jenny, Kathrynne, Jenna, Andrea, Ginny, Shelley, Chris, Sarah and Cassie for their willingness to model and to the railroad for allowing these shoots to happen! Can’t wait for the next one!
I recently finished editing my photos from last November’s Rosie the Riveter shoot hosted by Lerro Productions at the Strasburg Railroad. I saw a similar shot at a previous shoot and wanted to try it myself. I’m happy with the results but I learned that its difficult to find a good composition while trying to get the blue glow from the brazing torch to reflect in the goggles. There’s a very small sweet spot where the reflection occurs.
A year ago this weekend I stopped to photograph the Strasburg Railroad on my way to a photo charter on the Reading & Northern. Shortly after I arrived I saw Strasburg’s Russell Snow Plow heading out of the yard. I went straight for a cut hoping for deep enough snow to capture the plow at work. Fortunately I guessed correctly.
Last year I had the opportunity to attend a Rosie the Riveter themed photo shoot. I’m typically not interested in this sort of thing, but decided to attend on a whim and I’m glad I did because it was a lot fun. Tomorrow I get to participate in another with the same group and I can’t wait to see the scenes they have planned this time.