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A Berkshire, A Hudson and Kentucky Vignettes

Updated: Aug 19, 2022

May has been a busy month. We started things off on Saturday May 7th with a shoot at the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society. 2022 is the 50th anniversary of the society and we couldn't think of a better way to help kick off this milestone year.

The 765 was positioned on one track with a string of vintage refrigerator cars and a caboose. On the adjacent track, newly restored Wabash caboose no. 2543 was coupled to some freight cars. Before you knew it, we had traveled back in time to May 7th, 1955.

Photographers were treated to some beautiful warm lighting before sunset. Actors were positioned along with some props right out of the late 40’s and early 50’s. Train crews chatted as the 765 on train Advance OB-2 waited to enter East Wayne yard.

As the sun set and blue hour started, we added a Hudson. A beautiful 1949 Super 6 owned by one of the FWRHS volunteers.

After the sun set, the 765 was again ready to head east. This time on the regular section of OB-2. We caught the train at RO tower at Leipsic, Ohio. Operator WD Miller handed up orders as the train flew past.

Less than two weeks after our shoot at the FWRHS, Chris Lantz Photography was back at the Age of Steam Roundhouse Musuem. This time, we organized a charter for Trains Magazine. Photographers were treated to the sights, sounds and smells of a long-gone era. Several scenes were set up inside the roundhouse during the morning feature the Canadian locomotives in the collection. After the lunch break, we headed outside for some runbys with Morehead and Northfork No. 12 and a vintage freight train. A special thanks to Kevin Gilliam for assistance on the photo line and other important tasks.

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