Images & Observations

UP 6051

Another Time

Nikon D7000 28-300mm @ 38mm ISO 640 3-bkts f/9.0 Lr3, HEP1, PsC5; ASSA3

Today’s image was captured  at the intersection of Fairmount Boulevard and Locust Street, at one of the entrances to Fairmount Park, in Riverside, California.  UP 6051 was manufactured by the Baldwin Locomotive Works, in Pennsylvania in 1907.  Locomotive 6051 has a Whyte designation of 2-10-0, thus it has two wheels on the leading axel, ten wheels on the five drive axels and no trailing axel.  The engine weighs 220,500 pounds and was oil fueled.  The locomotive was built for the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad as number 642.  It was renumber 6051 in 1921 and in 1936 it was leased to the Union Pacific Railroad.  6051 was donated to the city of Riverside in 1943.  It appears that sometime after retirement someone made off with 6051’s bell which would have been mounted on the U-shaped bracket topside.

While Monday’s image of the street tree had characteristics of an impasto painting style, for today’s image I used a colored chalk filter from the Alien Skin Snap Art 3 palette.  I believe this rendition works well displaying the details of the locomotive and also imparting a sense of time past.

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5 responses

  1. nice Wayne – neat effect.

    August 24, 2011 at 6:42 AM

    • Thanks, Sheila, I am much happier with how this came out compared to the street tree.

      August 27, 2011 at 6:57 PM

  2. Wonderful photo and processing, Wayne.
    I’m a huge train fan and this is a very historic piece. Baldwin seemed to have built most of the locomotives during that time period.
    Here’s a very similar Baldwin loco >> http://jimijonesvisuals.com/weathered-locomotive/

    Good stuff, Wayne!

    August 26, 2011 at 2:32 AM

  3. Thanks, Jimi. Speaking of trains, have you found Joe Perry’s blog, http://www.chasingsteel.com/, Joe has some really great railroad images.

    August 27, 2011 at 7:00 PM

    • Thanks for the tip, Wayne. Will swing by Joe Perry’s for sure. 🙂

      August 29, 2011 at 8:17 AM

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