Lumberjack Steam Train

In Laona Wisconsin, you will find the Lumberjack Steam Train. This actual steam train will take you back in time to an actual logging camp in Northern Wisconsin. This is the back-end of the train disappearing into the woods.

Kansas City Union Station

Here is another photo from Kansas City’s Crown Center Hotel (see previous post). I took this late enough that there were very few cars in the parking lot. Also, it was very nice of the Union Station people to use interesting red lights on the building. This is a three shot HDR photo using a side table as a tripod.

Minocqua Trestle

The Minocqua train trestle is one of my favorite landmarks in the area. In the 50’s and 60’s you could hear the trains coming from miles away and watch the locomotives break through the trees to cross the bridge. Today it the trail head for the Bearskin Trail.

Burlington Zeypher

The Burlington Zephyr or Pioneer Zephyr entered service in 1934 and continued until 1960 running in the MIdwest. The Zephyr now resides at St. Louis’s Museum of Transportation.

All digital photos are color. Post processing was used to tone the photo and convert to black and white. Most of this was done with Lightroom.

End of the line

I visited one of the Midwest’s best Museums of Transportation in St. Louis. They have everything you want to see in Planes, Trains and Automobiles! For kids of all ages and photographers, this is a great place to visit.

Kirkwood Station

The holidays mean travel to meet friends and family and nothing signifies travel better that Kirkwood Missouri’s train station. I drove to Kirkwood late in the afternoon to photograph the station at sunset. This photo was taken well after sunset and the resulting photo was dark with a few highlights showing. However, I used the RAW mode which captures all light available, including features you normally cannot see. Post processing a single photo in Photomatix and finishing in Lightroom brought out the wonderful colors and sunlight.

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Kirkwood Station