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Patriotic evening on the Smoke & Oak Railroad

By Charlie Zimmerman | June 24, 2024

| Last updated on July 12, 2024

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Smoke and Oak Railroad

Located in Pennsylvania

Model train with fireworks behind it
Charlie Zimmerman photo

This image from Charlie Zimmerman does not use Photoshop—everything was captured live with his camera. First, he used a garden hose to add enough water for a reflection in the shot.  He then added a single off-camera light to help illuminate the train so it wouldn’t get washed out against the bright fireworks.  The engine is from Aristo-Craft while the freight cars are all from USA Trains. He weathered all the freight cars.

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