Steam whistle

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 18 May 2014 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

I don't know whether this whistle was to signal the workers or to let out pressure if it got too high.

SONY SLT-A77V 1/60 second F/8.0 ISO 500 52 mm (35mm equiv.)

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John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

A really fine composition !! Great details Harry !!

19 May 2014 1:44am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Very nicely shot, Harry. Did you get the urge to add water and fire and see what happened?

19 May 2014 3:10am

@Michael Rawluk: I would like to have heard the whistle, but had no desire to chop wood, light it and boil the water!



19 May 2014 4:47am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Sure was built to last back in those days.

19 May 2014 6:06am

Langevine from Angers, France


19 May 2014 7:06am

jean pierre from paris, France

beau détail!! amitiés

19 May 2014 7:19am

danthro from Suburbia, United States

cool. fun to imagine what it would have looked and sounded like when it was working.

19 May 2014 8:22am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

good details

19 May 2014 12:45pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine shot of this old whistle. Perhaps it was used for release of too much pressure and used to signal the workers. Nice shot of it.

19 May 2014 2:42pm

Sathya from Chennai, India

Nice rustic feel. Good shot Harry.

19 May 2014 4:25pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

WOnderful viewpoint and close up - so many details to appreciate

19 May 2014 5:39pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful composition, focus, colors, lighting & details!

19 May 2014 7:05pm

farNaaz50 from Gorgan, Iran


23 May 2014 3:24pm