On Sunday, October 13, 2013, the Aladdin Shrine Photography Club went on its first outing. Aladdin Shrine had planned the Fall Leaves Tour, which was a ride on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, and the club decided to use that as a club outing.
We arrived at he depot in Nelsonville, OH at about 1:30pm, and collected our tickets and snacks that were being passed out from Art Wilson’s truck.
Brenda and I decided to ride in an open car so that we would not be photographing through glass windows. Upon boarding, I spied Clyde Compton at the other end of our car. I’m guessing he has a picture of me taking this picture of him.
Dave Fultz, Steve Russo and Fred Gischler were also at the event and rode in the open car.
Here’s Fred working on a shot.
The train is made up of engines and cars of various types and vintages.
There was some beautiful scenery …
and some scenery not quite so beautiful.
Toward the end of the trip, the train stopped at Robbins Crossing for a rainy pit stop (see Fred’s “Got to Go” post here) and a visit to their historic cabins. My favorite site there was a red-tailed hawk named Dragon which had been shot (probably by a farmer protecting his chickens) and rehabilitated.
After about 30 minutes at Robbins Crossing, the train sounded its whistle indicating it was time to board again. We then headed back to the depot at Nelsonville.
It was a fun time and I look forward to future ASPC outings.