This was shot in Sacramento outside the California Train Museum. I couldn’t stop thinking about the Jethro Tull song as I was setting up this image!
“Locomotive Breath” is a song by the English progressive rock band Jethro Tull from their 1971 album, Aqualung, notable for a long bluesy piano introduction (particularly during live performances) and its flute solo by rock flute virtuoso Ian Anderson. The lyrics use the imagery of an impending and unavoidable train wreck as an allegorical portrayal of a man’s life falling apart. The song receives frequent airplay on Classic Rock radio stations. .
The term “locomotive breath” ostensibly refers to the steam ejected from asteam locomotives pistons, which provided a characteristic foggy atmosphere and metallic odor to 19th-century train station platforms. www.kerstenbeck.com