Friday, August 07, 2009

Bittersweet...




This is always a strange sight. Usually when the engine is gone, I've gone with it. So, I don't often get to see this.

Last shift change, the oncoming crew caught a run right out of the box. I was the only one still hanging out at the station from my shift. It had been a pretty busy day, about 12 runs before 10:30 PM. The worst of it was the six runs after 10:30 PM! At 4:30 AM we finally had our last run of the shift.

So, while part of me wished I was going on the latest adventure of Engine Three at 8 AM, most of me was glad to be relieved. As I hopped on my bike to head home, I took this picture.

The engine on the left is the new Engine One, basically stored at our station until the shop is ready to get it ready.

2 comments:

The Chihweenie said...

That is a great photo, and I am glad to know that someone who could get bittersweet about not having to risk their life for the public good is on the other end of the line should I ever need a fire put out. Thanks, man.

EvilElf said...

Thanks Chihweenie!