There are a few shots of trains I've taken over the years, but my favorites are always the steam powered locatives. I live just a couple of miles away from the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village where they have quite a collection of old trains in the museum, and they have a working roundhouse and railroad out in the village.
Here's an image of the Torch Lake. This is a restored steam engine that previously worked at a copper mine in Michigan's upper peninsula.
They have three different working steam engines that they alternate into service. The third was put into service in 2013 for Henry Ford's 150th birthday. It was an engine he personally owned and operated. Back when he was actually building the Model T, the railroads in the area were failing and he needed a reliable way to get supplies shipped to his manufacturing plants... so he bought his own railroad (having money is convenient for things like that I suppose). This was the Detroit & Lima Northern Railway
The equipment was in poor repair (the railroad he bought hadn't been maintaining their trains.) But fortunately Henry Ford owned his own machine shops and plenty of skilled workers, so he put them to work getting the engines and rolling stock repaired and in proper working order. When the first of the engines was put into service, Henry Ford personally went for a ride in the cab, learned to operate it, and it became his favorite. This was a Baldwin 4-4-0. When he went on business trips (remember, this is before the days of commercial aviation when most long-distance travel was done by train), he would take his own train cross-country. Instead of riding in his private car (which he used as a mobile office), he preferred to ride up in the cab and operate the train.
Later Henry Ford sold his railroad and all the rolling stock associated with it... EXCEPT for that favorite engine of his. He kept that and donated it to the Edison Institute (the Edison Institute is now known as the Henry Ford Museum) where it sat for years. The museum always wanted to get the engine restored to working service and eventually began the project many years ago in the hope that they'd complete it in time for the 150th birthday of Henry Ford (the barely made the schedule -- even in the weeks leading up to the birthday celebration at the village, they were still having trouble with the water injectors). They did manage to get everything working and now the engine is in service on the railway.
At one of the stops, the engineer hopped off with the oil can to refill the one of the automatic oilers and I captured this image. This is Henry Ford's Baldwin 4-4-0 steam locomotive.
POTN only allows two images per post, but if you want to see the whole engine you can see it on my Flickr page: https://flic.kr/p/fVy7E2
EDIT: Charles pointed out that we can use BBcode and POTN allows up to 8 images (not to exceed 1280 on the longest edge), so here's the full shot Henry Ford's Baldwin 4-4-0 engine so you can see what it looks like. This isn't one of my "favorites" because I don't like the lighting in this shot, but at least you can see what the engine looks like.IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/fVy7E2 Henry Ford's Baldwin 4-4-0
by Tim Campbell
, on Flickr