Age of Steam 2020 Review In 2019, Lerro Photography started discussions with the Age of Steam Roundhouse in Ohio on doing a photo shoot and had tentatively planned on running a public shoot in mid-2020. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic put a stop to those plans. After some discussion during the summer of 2020, it was decided to do a smaller scale “test shoot” to see how a socially distanced photo shoot could work inside the roundhouse. For the photo shoot, we had to acquire two large fog machines because we cannot use our usual smoke bombs inside the museum. The… [Read More]
For the third photo shoot in our February 2020 program we visited the Virginia & Truckee Railway. We’ve been to the Virginia & Truckee before, but this time around we had an operating boxcar and real caboose to go along with the small fleet of freight cars from the V&T collection. The V&T has plenty of photo props, including two tunnels and deep rock cuts. One original V&T depot survives along the route, and there are many remnants of structures used when the region was busy with gold and silver mining. We were able to use trackside locations, as well… [Read More]
In February 2020, Lerro Photography sponsored a photo shoot at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City, NV. For our photo shoot, the museum fired up the 4-4-0 Inyo, the 4-6-0 Glenbrook, the Virginia & Truckee #25, and the McKeen Car. We also had the 4-4-0 Dayton pulled out cold for a few photos. Throughout the day, we featured different locomotives with their trains at different spots around the museum property. Leading up to the photo shoot, the museum contacted a reenactment group in Virginia City and asked if a couple of people could take part in the night… [Read More]
In February 2020, Lerro Photography sponsored a photo shoot on the Niles Canyon Railway in Sunol, CA. The photo shoot featured a full day with 2-6-6-2T Clover Valley Lumber Co. #4 with a mixed freight train, as well as most of the day with 2-4-4-2 Skookum with a log train. Photographers came from as far away as Europe and Asia for the event and rode in a third train powered by a Southern Pacific switcher. At the end of the day, a night session was held at the Sunol depot. The crew and volunteers at the Niles Canyon Railway were… [Read More]
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.