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The Fireman

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 26 October 2011 in Transportation.

Checking the train after a stop in Frostburg, MD. The fireman is responsible for the fuel (coal) for the fire, steam pressure and water levels in the boiler and storage tank(s).

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

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Ddo from Verdun, France

Tres belle mise en valeur d'un dur metier symbole de toute une epoque. L'harmonie des tons et des matieres est tres belle ici

26 Oct 2011 5:13am

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

Great docu shot!

26 Oct 2011 6:20am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Wonderful shot Elaine. I wonder how this shot would look using selective colour because of the fireman's pink rag

26 Oct 2011 7:26am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


26 Oct 2011 7:28am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

So good, you can almost smell it.

26 Oct 2011 8:07am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A wonderful shot of the fireman at work. Well seen and captured.

26 Oct 2011 11:53am

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

Great capture. Super processing !

26 Oct 2011 12:07pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautifully framed and composed shot Elaine! I think this would also look good in monochrome! ;-)

26 Oct 2011 12:17pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Excellent shot with superb clarity - sure looks like a dirty job!

26 Oct 2011 1:30pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

you captured the nice moment

26 Oct 2011 2:05pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Très bel hommage à ce cheminot et compo en montant dans la loco superbe ce salopette cette tenue la nostalgie

26 Oct 2011 3:52pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Cool working shot! Well seen! I love your series!

26 Oct 2011 4:02pm

Jac from Alfena, Portugal

like old days, excellent shot Elaine!!!

26 Oct 2011 4:42pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

j'adore les teintes et les textures de cette image !

26 Oct 2011 5:27pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium


26 Oct 2011 6:39pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

sehr gut gemacht.

26 Oct 2011 8:09pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Who knew about a fireman being on a train? I didn't. Thanks for the info. I like the dirtiness/grittiness to this comosition.

27 Oct 2011 2:18am

sunstonemaria from California, United States

beautiful details!

27 Oct 2011 5:58am