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    Hm... Like the subject... Shot digitally or film ?
     
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    Is that a reindeer peering out the engineer window?

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    Canon EOS 7D | Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM @24mm | 1/160 | f/9 | ISO 2000
    (it was very dark and drizzly.
     
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    Pretty little light Mike!
     
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    ;) Kinda looks like it huh? No it is the engineer facing backwards and waving. the engine is going backward...notice the steam release in the front. If it were going forward that steam release would be mid-ships. and blowing to the rear.
     
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    Oh, I see it now. I needed to zoom in one more time.

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    Not necessarily; those are the cylinder drain cocks (used to release any entrapped water in the cylinder - water doesn't compress well) and you could get exactly the same scenario if the locomotive was stationary or running ahead at low speed and the wind was from the rear.
     
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    Notice where the steam/water is exiting in this photo. The engine is coming forward in this shot at a low speed. No wind.
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    Different scenario; part of that is steam from leaking rod glands, the bulk of it is low-pressure steam exhausting from the injector. If everything on the locomotive is tight and they're not pushing water, then there should be absolutely no steam coming from anywhere except the stack once the locomotive is running and the drain cocks are closed.
     
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    Hey I just take the picture. Ain't no RR engineer. ;) I certainly can't swear "everything on the locomotive is tight,,,"
     
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    OK. I was suspecting this. :02.47-tranquillity:
     

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