15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Reading & Northern steam locomotive in the Lehigh Gorge

On Labor Day weekend, 2016, two friends and I biked into the Lehigh Gorge in east-central Pennsylvania to photograph the steam locomotive pulling tourist passenger trains. The trains run throughout the year, but with steam on only a few weekends. In this photo, the engine pulls its train back towards the town of Jim Thorpe.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Oren Helbok