15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Mechanic working in a steam locomotive cab

The Strasburg Rail Road altered a real steam locomotive to resemble Thomas the Tank Engine and sends it all over the country pulling trains full of happy children. In August of 2016, Thomas needed some repairs, and Dave Lotfi, one of the railroad's mechanics, put pipes back together inside the cab.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Strasburg, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Oren Helbok