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July 4th @ the Station

By jgallaway81
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After twenty years of asking, begging, wishing & dreaming, I FINALLY got my wish. For the 100th Anniversary of the Arcade & Attica Railroad Corporation, they finally decided to spin 2-8-0 No.18 on the wye in Arcade, and run the train backwards. On Saturday, July 1st, 2017, No.18 simmers quietly at the Arcade station before departing with the first of the weekend's excursions. Not counting the 100th Anniversary Celebration events in May, this was first time in history that the railroad had decided to turn No.18 to face south.

While I chased heavily Memorial Day Weekend, this trip I decided to ride. I setup my cell phone on the end of the gondola and let it go (Video from the trip: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SmmTc… ), put my camera away, and enjoyed the event. THIS was the event I'd dreamed of: with the smokebox against the gondola on the north end, I got to spend the next 40minutes in a high born of coal smoke and heart-string plucking chugging that would bring tears to any steam fan.

If you get teh chance to ride the train on a "reverse" trip, do not miss it. Its worth every penny, and every minute of your time.
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4272x2848px 3.13 MB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Shutter Speed
1/83 second
Aperture
F/6.3
Focal Length
29 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Jul 1, 2017, 11:12:54 AM
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