15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Locomotive fireman feeds coal to the hungry beast

The Wilmington & Western Railroad in Delaware relies on volunteers to run all of its excursion trains, and one of them has the job this October morning of bringing the locomotive back to life, building a fire in the firebox and building steam pressure in the boiler.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Marshallton, Delaware, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Oren Helbok