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Photo Essay

Whistle Stop

Union Pacific Railroad Steam Locomotive No. 844 made a whistle-stop in Washington today, as part of the Shiloh Limited tour. The purpose of the tour is not only to entertain the crowd, but also to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with hundreds of Civil War re-enactors aboard. If you missed it, I was there for you!

Ahhhh... the anticipation!

False alarm...

Perfectly on time, whistling and steaming away, the crowd pleaser arrives.

Every little boy's dream - to be a conductor!

For the first time I feel like I am fitting in...(not being the only one with a camera).

We all love the digital age.

I haven't seen the riverfront that busy in a while.

There is something fascinating about trains...

More pictures.

I love people with enthusiasm!

The excitement is still going on...

And... it's moving again! Huffing and puffing along the way...

Quite an impressive sight, isn't it? And it is even more impressive when the loudness and grandeur of the steam train passes you by...

Only in Washington. That's why we love this town.

Bye, bye, chu chu train! See you next time!

About Slava

I am a twenty-something Bulgarian girl in the USA, re-discovering the world through the lens.

Discussion

6 Responses to “Whistle Stop”

  1. As always Sava, I love learning about our wonderful town through your Valera ens. Thanks for sharing!!!

    Posted by Sandi McDonald | March 27, 2012, 8:53 pm
  2. I’m SOOO glad you took pics of the train! I wasn’t able to attend so I felt like I was there! Trains are AWESOME! I loved your “false alarm” shot, that made me grin! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    Posted by Wendy Becker | March 28, 2012, 7:44 am
  3. Thanks so much for taking all those photos…just for me!!!

    Posted by Rodney Stoyer | March 28, 2012, 3:05 pm

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