Steam Heat

Black And White Photography, Laurie


“Yeah …. I’ve got  ::cling cling::  fsssss steam heat”

How many of you hummed that song as you read those words?  Or, sadly, how many of you have never heard of that 1954 song from The Pajama Game soundtrack?

For more images of the annual visit to my city by these historic steam engines, please check out the following links:

35 thoughts on “Steam Heat

    1. Thank you, Patti. We’re so lucky to have these engines come through my little city each year. I’m already looking forward to next year so I can get more shots!


  1. I thought at first it was part of a song from the movie Chicago, but yes I do remember this song! I also remember these posts from last spring. Trains might hint of nostalgia for another era, but really, when I look at this photo, I’m in awe of the ingenuity of the industrial age. I see thousands of parts all working towards one whole. Someone had to figure that all out for day one of the first train, amazing.


    1. You said perfectly what I wanted to say but couldn’t find the words … ingenuity of the industrial age! The vision, the work, the progress.
      I should have had you write the post!! Seriously (or perhaps not written it in 5 minutes in the middle of the night!) 🙂

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  2. Reblogged this on Life on the Bike and other Fab Things and commented:

    Don’t you just love seeing an old steam engine? They bring to mind history, and romance, and days gone by. Please visit Monochromia if you haven’t yet. You’ll see the work of a collaborative group of photographers, amateurs, and photo nuts from all parts of the world.


  3. Great image Laurie 🙂 I never heard that song but I did live in a house that made those noises when the heat came on. My first thought when I saw this image was the Jethro Tull song “Locomotive Breath” 🙂 Wonderful work.


    1. Perhaps! I just remember my HS drama club putting it on and that’s probably why it’s familiar to me.
      I googled the words today and was surprised that they were slightly racy for the 1950s 🙂


    1. I’m so glad you like this image. We’re lucky to have the train come through our little city every year. It’s like a step back in time.
      I enjoyed a quick visit to your blog.

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