This last Saturday, I had a chance to head out to the annual Great Oregon Steam Up. It’s an event I haven’t visited in a few years – and much like car shows – these sorts of photos are not my strength – making it a great challenge to pull together a few reasonable photos. Just for fun – I’m going to split this post into two parts. Part 2 is scheduled for tomorrow.
So what’s out at Steam Up? Well, the focus is on vintage equipment: farm tractors, steam engines, fire trucks, construction, and early engines (e.g. hit and miss). Demonstrations include flour making, logging, and blacksmithing. And, if that’s not enough, there’s also a swap meet for folks looking for vintage parts and what-not.
Part 1 of this two part series will focus primarily on the Oregon Electric Railway Museum – a relatively small part of the event – but a part I like to visit. Within the car barn are a number of pieces from around the world. And outside the barn are a few (I assume) electric buses in various states of decay.
This year I went light on the gear – just the X100S and the Fuji Instax Mini 90.
If you’re in the Oregon area, you can still make it out there – the 2015 Great Oregon Steam Up runs through next weekend (1-2 August).
If I remember correctly, the car below is from Portugal.
These next two photos are part of my recent Fuji Instax experiment.
And this last one gives a bit of a hint about tomorrow’s post.