This was taken using a Gorilla Pod strapped to a railroad track to stabilize the camera – I love this portable Tripod! I was intrugued by the complexity of this fine Engine and wanted a low perspectice to capture the power it once harnessed.
The California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento is a tribute to the role of the Iron Horse in connecting California to the rest of the nation.
The museum has its origins in 1937, when a group of railroad enthusiasts in the San Francisco Bay Area formed the Pacific Coast Chapter of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society. This organization worked for years to promote the idea of a railroad museum, donating 30 historic locomotives and cars to the California Department of Parks and Recreation to be the nucleus of a State-operated museum in Sacramento. The Museum’s first facility, the Central Pacific Railroad Passenger Station, opened in 1976. The Railroad History Museum was completed in 1981. Steam Powered passenger train service on the began in 1984, with the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot opening three years later. www.kerstenbeck.com