The Old Machinist had just arrived at the AT&SF Pasadena Depot at the end of a very satisfying day spent riding a “railfan special” train when this photograph was taken. He did not have his tripod with him, but he wanted to record this scene even though it was evening time. So, he went for some hand held shots knowing it was a waste of film. He was not expecting much as he looked at the returned prints. He asks you, “Was I lucky or not?”. The Old Machinist knows for certain he was – fifty years ago!
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I am 89 years old and was married for 66 years. My wife passed away in 2016. I am a retired engineer and spent 35 years developing INS gyroscopes. I was a High School mentor in physics, a mountaineer, a model builder, a machinist and I have a degree in Physics. My interests include railroad history and photography, science history, cosmology, interesting people, and old engineering drawings. I place a high value on my friendships. I enjoying my life and I try look forward with a sense of anticipation and curiosity about what my future has in store for me.
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That is a beautiful shot Dad, they were well maintained then too!