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Matthew Malkiewicz

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Pere Marquette #1225 in the snow (photos)
« on: January 24, 2018, 11:32:59 PM »
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The weekend before Christmas found me in central Michigan for the final ‘North Pole Express’ excursions of the season.  Follow the link above to my photos.

These trains of 900+ patrons per run were sold out months in advance; instead of highlighting the joyous families dressed in pajamas headed to the North Pole (Ashley, MI) - I chose to concentrate on simple compositions featuring the locomotive and the winter elements it’s subjected to.

Notice the difference a day and a small detail make. For Sunday the illuminated ‘1225’ number boards were added above the headlight.

There is a Tim Horton’s very close to Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso; they serve a really fine cup of hot cocoa…

Enjoy,
Matthew

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Re: Pere Marquette #1225 in the snow (photos)
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2018, 02:51:40 AM »
WOW, the shear size of that beast (1225)!  What a powerful testament to the force of steam...

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Re: Pere Marquette #1225 in the snow (photos)
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2018, 12:58:36 PM »
Bob,
 
For me it’s a constant adjustment, going from a big mainline steam locomotive like #1225 to a 2-foot gauge Forney, and vice versa. But it’s a very nice problem to have!
 
Matthew