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For the Love of Steam!

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 1, 2016, 7:45 PM
 I was destined to be a serious Railfan.
I grew up i
n a family who came to this country from Italy to work on the railroad. Some of my earliest memories of trains are from our miniature Lionel train set going around the base of our Christmas tree every year. The sound of the train whistle is what always awoke me to let me know that Christmas day had arrived. It is one of my most cherished memories from my childhood. 
O. Winston Link, I think it is safe to say was the first true Railfan. A renown photographer from the turn of the 20th century, he shared his love of steam locomotives with the world. He was a native of New York, born in 1914 and passed in 2001. He is best known for his night captures of steam locomotives during a time of film cameras and extremely awkward huge and bulky equipment. He was definitely a man ahead of his time. I hope you will find his work as inspiring as I do.
1cm750 by Scooby777……

Here are some of my favorites from DA.

Christmas ride by abuethe  

Locomotive 1088 bw by Pajunen

Engine 757 by ScottJWyatt

Pushing Monochrome Metal by lil-Mickey   DRGW No318 by lil-Mickey

A train journey is another world by LordLJCornellPhotos

Riding the Rails by StephGabler

  Nsrm Steam Locomotive131215-45 by MartinGollery

Promontory Point by Pwesty  Promontory Point by Pwesty

The Sherwood Forester Engine by Ph0t0-girl

honey im home by JDAWG9806   Hogwarts express by irwingcommand

 The 1504 out of Duval by RoyalImageryJax

pere marquette 1225 by dinodanthetrainman

Southern 4501 (2) by YellowDrifloons  

LNER 61306 'Mayflower' at Clapham Junction by The-Transport-Guild

alte Schoenheiten by MT-Photografien

And last but not least, here are 7 of my own personal favorite captures of some of my favorite steam locomotives.

Steam Locomotive No. 40 by Scooby777

Steam Locomotive No. 22 INYO 2015 IV by Scooby777

Steam Locomotive No. 25 II by Scooby777

Steam Locomotive No. 18 by Scooby777

Steam Locomotive No. 844 I Updated by Scooby777

The Glenbrook Sepia by Scooby777

Steam Locomotive No. 29 II by Scooby777

I sincerely hope you have enjoyed the ride!

So many faves, not enough time!

Dear Friends! I want to thank you all for your amazing support of my work! I can't express to you how much it means to me. But, as most of you have come to understand for yourselves, there comes a point when you just can't keep up, and I am there now and have been for awhile and it has become exhausting. But, I will continue to make a point to respond as often as I can and I will answer all of your comments, I just ask that you be patient with me, for it may take a little time for me to get to you. So, again...thank you all for your support, input and kind words. I couldn't ask for a better group of people to be watched by.

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Scooby777 New ID photo! by Scooby777

Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
I picked up my first camera when I was 8 and started taking photograph's seriously at the age of 15 in High School. I cannot imagine life without my cameras, they go where I go and it drives my family crazy. If they have learned anything at all, they have learned that if they want us to get where we are going, make sure I am not driving. Because I stop every time I see something photo worthy, which is all the time.;o)

Favorite photographer's: O. Winston Link, Steve McCurry, Michael Nichols and Baron Wolman
Favorite movies: Maleficent, Avengers, Iron Man, Captain America, Red, Harry Potter, Underworld series, Lord of the Rings, How to Train Your Dragon

Favorite TV shows: NCIS, Alaska State Troopers , Alaska Railroad, H2, Ghost Hunters, National Geographic, HGTV

Favorite bands / musical artists, genre: Classic Rock, Alternative, Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Alter Bridge, Daughtry, Disturbed, Rev Theory, Seether, Shinedown, Three Doors Down, etc, etc.

Favorite books: Anything by Susanna Kearsley or Laura Vosika, Terry Brooks, David Eddings, Raymond Feist

Favorite games: Words with Friends/Wii Bowling/Chess/Mexican Train

Tools of the Trade:
Primary cameras: Nikon D3100 and D40x w/Nikkor and Tamron lenses. Often traveled w/Nikon E8700 and Coolpix 885. Retired equipment: Coolpix 885 and Minolta x370 (it was my primary camera for 20+ years)

Other Interests:
Biking, Hiking and Roller Coasters

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glenn42558 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant
sheri , hi,,  continue to love your gallery,,   i posted a pic of a local locomotive here i thought you might want to see , plus theres more on,   railpictures has tons of steam,,  old and newly photographed
Scooby777 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, Glenn!  I will take a look!
thewolfcreek Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the fav Sheri...
Scooby777 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Your welcome, Steven!
Melyssah6-Stock Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks I'm a bit late but I hope you had a Happy Birthday! :huggle:
Scooby777 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww, thank you Melyssah!  It is never too late to say something nice!  I hope you are well, my dear!
Melyssah6-Stock Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I am! Hope you are as well :)
Scooby777 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Good to hear!  I am well, too, thank you!
ca-ly Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the :+fav:
Scooby777 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure!
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