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We had a very cool night shoot photography workshop at RAILFEST, in Rusk, Texas held at the Rusk Depot. If you recently saw some of my train shots, this is where they came from. If you have a camera and any interest in shooting at night, feel free to contact me for your own private photography lessons or night photography worksop. It was definitely be a night to remember and we came away with some great photos of some great trains teaching light painting techniques and night photography.

Over 60 photographers came out to learn how to do night time photography. Some already had a good grasp on what to do. But we were there to help them all.

Texas & Pacific engine 610 is the sole surviving example of Lima super-power steam locomotives. The engine was built in 1927 at Lima, Ohio. And we had our own private one on one time to photograph this steam engine all night long until we were ready to leave.

The Texas state prison system established the railroad in 1881. Inmates built the line, which was used to transport hardwood which was used as fuel for the furnaces at the prison-operated iron smelter at the Rusk Penitentiary. The furnace supplied the State of Texas with iron products, including the columns and dome structure for the capitol building in Austin. The original construction was a narrow gauge line but was later built in standard gauge in order to join into the main line.

Learn more about the Piney Woods Steam Excursion Here.

Learn more about one on one private photography lessons out of the Dallas Texas or for the more advanced photo lessons. Personal photography classes for the beginning levels are located in the north Dallas area. Click here for more details for your own private photography lessons in the DFW area.