Photorex said:Hello dpc,
really cool machines on your last post. What is the purpose of the orange one? This one looks animal like with the headlights on top of the hood, like a orange crocodile or a big frog.
I guess the yellow one is some kind of a snowblower / snowplow to free the tracks from snow.
Photorex said:Here is one from me.
It is the Harzer Schmalspurbahn HSB (Harzer narrow track railway) near the Harz Mountains (City Wernigerode) in the northeast of Germany.
The picture was taken during a sunny afternoon. I darkened it in post for a more dramatic look and "switched" on the lights of the steamtrain with Lightroom.
rfdesigner said:nicely done.
As you "switched on" the headlamps I thought I'd share this bit of info.
If you see UK steam being worked you may find headlamps in odd positions with some lamps being out while others are on. This is because there were coding systems, GWR codes denoted train type, whilst Southern Railways codes denoted train destination, I don't know about them all. So if you "turn on" lamps on UK trains you might be suggesting that the passenger train is in fact a "fast goods", personally I wouldn't care, but there are "rivet-counters" out there who can be quite annoying.
I checked on the HSB website and it seems that there the headlamps were only there for illumination, and anyway it looks good!