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Urban Decay at Steamtown

Steamtown National Historic site in Scranton, PA is a great place for photographing urban decay. The train yard behind the roundhouse is full of old trains and cars just rusting away. If you are careful you can wonder around shooting what you like.

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I’m a texture freak so anytime that I can photograph rust and pealing paint I am happy. Steamtown has plenty of it!

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Take a tour inside the restored sections of the roundhouse and the museum to learn a little about steam trains. The displays are well done and very educational.

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Inside we also found a restored mail car that used to service our neck of the woods. Bonus cool!

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What’s the biggest steam locomotive you have ever seen? Here you can find one of the last remaining “Big Boy” locomotives. Union Pacific #4012 is 4-8-8-4 locomotive that weighs in at a whopping 1,200,000 pounds! If you look real close you can barely see Peg by one of the wheels.

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Steamtown is a great place to hang out. If you are driving through that area be sure to check it out.

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Comments

  1. Wow...those first few outdoors shots are killer, Bubba!!! Nice post, Man!

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    1. Thanks, Bill! Practice makes perfect.

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