Steam tractor jockey

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 23 November 2019 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

I was at an antique tractor show. Too many machines too close together for good photos, but I took this one. This steam-powered tractor was the size of a small garage, and the driver spent most of his time reading gauges and fiddling knobs like all those red ones visible on the side.

SONY SLT-A77V 1/2000 second F/7.1 ISO 500 60 mm (35mm equiv.)

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By Marie from Entre By Marie et Montagnes, France

Very antique yes. But beautiful and interesting to discover

23 Nov 2019 5:41am

By Marie from Entre By Marie et Montagnes, France

Very antique yes. But beautiful and interesting to discover. *****

23 Nov 2019 5:42am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Using that machine was really the job of a professional. There are so many taps and levers that you need to know the meaning.

23 Nov 2019 7:02am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

un tracteur d'un autre temps mais qui fonctionne encore

23 Nov 2019 8:02am

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

Or also as a Roman chariot driver!

23 Nov 2019 8:57am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

I love this old engines.

23 Nov 2019 9:17am

Devi from Chennai, India

a very impressive shot !! A solid one...of old times ! Nice dedtails..Thank you for sharing :)

23 Nov 2019 10:44am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

excellent strong colour man and machine portrait

23 Nov 2019 10:55am

JPA from Paris, France

belle machine!! amts

23 Nov 2019 11:03am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Yeah, I recognized the knobs. He must be skilled.

23 Nov 2019 11:38am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

QUite an impressive machine!

23 Nov 2019 3:50pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A great framing of this huge machine !

23 Nov 2019 5:31pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

L'homme au chapeau et quel engin ancien quelle vue excellent
belle soirée

23 Nov 2019 6:00pm

ryse from bordeaux, France

Cela ne doit pas être de tout repos de conduire un tel engin ! Il fait tout petit sur ce tracteur géant !
Bonne soirée

23 Nov 2019 8:59pm

Don from Spokane, United States

An amazing action capture. I find it impressive.

23 Nov 2019 10:57pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

You wouldn't know it from the image. It looks like he is out in the field somewhere. That is a big machine. I like all of those red dials on the side. A great portrait and image.

24 Nov 2019 2:53am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

what a terrific scene you've captured

26 Nov 2019 12:11am