Saturday, August 18, 2018

the reason the phrase "wait for it" was created. That steam is HOT, and the coal smoke isn't too pleasant either. A rare phenomenon to see now that steam locomotives aren't as commonly run anymore

Heritage train in Ovada, Italy

The trail of smoke is due to an old heritage train towed by Italian steam locomotive FS Class 740 coming out of the tunnel. The historic Italian FS Class 740 is ‘Consolidation’ steam locomotives manufactured from 1911.


  1. Indeed. As kids the 'manhood' test was standing on a a railway overpass - on the outside of the guardrail - as a steam locomotive ran beneath. I retrospect my proudest accomplishment was that I didn't wet my pants while standing there as the train passed.

    1. wow... damn, that's a serious test!