In the summer of 2016, the Grand Canyon Railway brought its 2-8-0 #29 back into operational condition to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Lerro Productions sponsored a charter in February 2017 that featured both the #29 and 2-8-2 #4960. The first day of our charter featured the GCR #29 by itself; even though its a 2-8-0, it put on a heck of a show for our group. With the weather being overcast, we made the best of the conditions by hitting a lot of locations we wouldn’t be able to shoot on a sunny winter… [Read More]
On February 15-16, 2016, Lerro Productions sponsored a photo charter at the Reading & Northern Railroad. The R&N #425 is a 1928 Baldwin built 4-6-2 light “Pacific” originally built for the Gulf, Mobile & Northern. The engine later became Gulf, Mobile & Ohio 580 and would eventually be retired in 1950. Over the next three decades, several different people would own the engine; in 1983, it was bought by the Blue Mountain & Reading and has routinely pulled excursions throughout eastern Pennsylvania ever since. Over the last 20 years, R&N #425 has had several different paint schemes, ranging from all… [Read More]
Heres a few shots from the 2nd Rosie the Riveter photo shoot.This shoot was not a publicized event. I wanted to try out different shots to see how it could work for a future public shoot. During this shoot, we shut off all the regular shop lights and allowed the sparks and hot rivets light up our actresses. I also used a little fill flash to help emphasize the contrast in tones and colors of the blue clothing.
There are only 8 tickets left for the Reading & Northern 425 photo charter. If you are interested in the photo charter, you may want to consider signing up soon. This photo tour is a great opportunity to shoot pictures of the R&N 425 in locations that you cant get to by vehicle. To sign up, click below: http://www.lerrophotography.com/workshop-tour/reading-northern-425-photo-charter/
In August 2015, the repair shop at the Strasburg Railroad was transformed to a 1944 industrial factory for our small group of photographers. During WWII, a large portion of the male work force was overseas fighting against Germany and Japan. In order to keep up with the demand of tens of thousands of planes, tanks, ships, guns any everything else needed, women stepped in and took to the factories.