One Thousand Words: Photos by Geoff Sowrey

CP 2816's running gear

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CP 2816's running gear

CP 2816's running gear

The proverbial business end of a steam locomotive, where steam power is sent to the wheels. The piston rod is the large one at the bottom, coming out of the cylinder at the left, connecting to the main rod that goes out to the wheels. The upper cylinder is the steam valve, which controls when steams enters and exits the main cylinder. The details and the intricacy is beautiful, just amazing to watch in motion.



Capture Date24 April 2024 13:04 GMT -7
Camera ModelSony Alpha 7 III
LensSony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM
Focal Length29 mm
Exposure Time1/500 seconds
Exposure ModeAuto exposure
Exposure ProgramAperture priority
Exposure Bias0.00
Temperature (K)5900
White BalanceAs Shot


Taken in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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  • Far!