Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Shay Number 5


This is the oldest fully operational Shay locomotive and it's still used today by the Cass Scenic railroad.  It was bought in 1905 by the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company in Cass, WV.  I took this picture while My daughter and I were passing by on another train that was on it's way to Whittaker Station.  I like this picture even though it's not in focus and there's some motion blur and the composition isn't that great.  Usually I would just delete a photo like this but it reminds me of an old photo that could have been taken anytime between 1905 and now.  I like it because there's nothing in the photo that would give away in what time period the photo was taken.

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