Steam in the Snow, Pressnitztalbahn No.1
Winter enchantment for a train-loving photographer...
Hoping to shoot "Steam in the Snow" on my first visit
to the Pressnitztalbahn Narrow Gauge Railway, I was
not disappointed as the big wet snowflakes began to fly.
Amidst the swirling snow, the locomotive and its crew
are in the process of assembling a goods train at the
terminus of Steinbach for the trip along the Wildbach
to the other end of the line at Jöhstadt.
The 750-mm gauge line is in the Erzgebirge region
of eastern Germany, near the Czech border.
Vielen Dank to my friend, driver and guide, F-C photographer
Thomas Reitzel. Please also view his superb captures of the
trains of the Pressnitztalbahn.
This image is available as part of my range
of custom printed Photo Note Cards.
More views of the Pressnitztalbahn...
s. sabine krause 15/08/2010 10:45i love this shot! it's the epitome of delicious and romantic nostalgia: the falling snow, the mechanic (?) casually (and tenderly ; ))!) holding on to the engine of this well-maintained "dinosaur of technology" makes one literally take a train back into his own childhood, and longingly remember analog times, when everything was so pleasantly simple, snow was a blessing, never a nuisance, and a simple pull of a handle would make an engine or machine spring into action. machines were powerful mysteries, and if they made noise or produced steam it was the more thrilling, whereas nowadays technology is bits and bites ; )) – much more convenient and safe, i guess, but a lot less fun! greetings, sabine. p.s. i love the "sparse, clear colors" – black white and red, and a touch of warm orange – the pleasure of those simple things ; ))…