As you enter the museum, the first thing you see is this engine built in 1915 for an exposition:
Sorting the mail:
There are three levels to the display area: The second level is a display area for rail related artwork, and the third is dedicated to toy trains, and what I consider the capstone to the entire display. Built inside the building is a full scale wooden trestle upon which rests a complete full scale authentic narrow gauge train! It consists of an engine, tender, three freight cars and a caboose.
This shot is a little soft from camera shake. My 20D has no shake reduction and I was getting tired. The 1/15 shutter speed didn't help! This is an incredible display, and the restorations, for the most part, have been done by volunteers. Flash photography is allowed, but the display lighting is so effective that I did not want to ruin the effect by using flash, and tripods are prohibited. A very enjoyable day!
When I finish editing the photos, I will post a link to a slide show.
As an aside, These were all shot with the little Ricoh Rikenon XR 28mm f2.8. A very impressive performer! Very little post was required.
Last Edit: Jun 26, 2015 1:02:59 GMT -5 by olroy2044