Occasional Images

31 Jan 2008 805 views
 
supporter of
atom rss 1.0 rss 2.0
web browser google del.icio.us digg technorati
| lost password
birth date
cancel
photoblog image Princess Elisabeth

Princess Elisabeth


Sir William Stanier's finest locomotive design, as some would say. The LMS Princess Coronation Pacifics were amongst the finest and most powerful express locomotives of  their day. I remember these in Liverpool's Lime Street station heading the boat trains from London. Buit in 1933, she was eventually withdrawn in 1962 and spent some of her later years as a static exhibit at the Bulmers Cider Railway Centre in Hereford until it closed in 1990. From there she moved to the East Lancashire Railway and has spent much of her time heading up steam specials on the national rail network.

This is the last of my uploads rom the East Lancashire Railway's Steam Gala of Friday 25th January, although there are  a few more in the unassigned bin should I ever run out of pictures to upload. There are also a few more on my Flickr site. 

Princess Elisabeth


Sir William Stanier's finest locomotive design, as some would say. The LMS Princess Coronation Pacifics were amongst the finest and most powerful express locomotives of  their day. I remember these in Liverpool's Lime Street station heading the boat trains from London. Buit in 1933, she was eventually withdrawn in 1962 and spent some of her later years as a static exhibit at the Bulmers Cider Railway Centre in Hereford until it closed in 1990. From there she moved to the East Lancashire Railway and has spent much of her time heading up steam specials on the national rail network.

This is the last of my uploads rom the East Lancashire Railway's Steam Gala of Friday 25th January, although there are  a few more in the unassigned bin should I ever run out of pictures to upload. There are also a few more on my Flickr site. 

comments (11)

nice shot! really like the composition, feeling of depth, color and dramaticness. if you haven't already might consider submitting this to this week's photofriday 'machine' theme.
Les Auld: Thanks for stopping by and commenting Danthro.
  • Chris Phillips
  • 31 Jan 2008, 01:08
Powerful stuff Less: thank God a couple of them were saved for us to drool & slaver over
Les Auld: How true Chris, I saw The Princesses Elisabeth and Margaret Rose side by side in Crewe a few years ago, looked magnificent. Thanks for the comment.
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 31 Jan 2008, 08:06
I thought the one from the other day was my favorite, Les, but this one may be. WOW! I totally love the effect this processing gives.
Les Auld: Difficult to chose Ginnie, I must admit to a small likening of them all. Thanks for the comment.
  • Ann
  • SucÚ sur Erdre - France
  • 31 Jan 2008, 10:43
Beautiful tribute to the past !!! Nice light ...
Les Auld: It is a magnificent engine Ann, thanks for the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 31 Jan 2008, 14:24
The green one is still pulling in the opposite direction and I don't see the little man tongue

Excellent pic and locomotive series. The exhaust fumes show lovely in this picture.
Les Auld: Thanks Louis, glad you like them.
Your pictures are more and more beautyful every day Les. This one is stunning with its superb lighting! Great job
Les Auld: Thanks Richard, did need a bit of help from the post processing though.
I've been both stirred and shaken by these images Les ... Wow! ... isn't nostalgia a powerful emotion. richard
Les Auld: Nostalgia can certainly be strong Richard, thanks for the ocmment.
Almost unreal, or like a toy ! I like the pp a lot. Shiny and clever !
Les Auld: It is just a big boys toy Florence, thanks for the comment.
I'd forgotten she'd been at the Bulmer's site. Great shot of a great Engine. I've really enjoyed this series Les
Les Auld: Never saw her at Bulmers though, went down there one day many years ago but hey were closed. Thanks Bill, glad you enjoyed the pictures.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Jan 2008, 23:23
I'm absolutely loving this series.

You know, they remind me of those "Spotter" books, or something like that - printed on thick slightly rough paper.
Les Auld: The good old "Ian Allen ABCs" memories of wasted days in the past standing by the side of the railway waiting. Thanks for the comment Ellie.
Now I'm getting really envious of your set of pictures. I must try a night shoot at the GCR next time they have one methinks.
Les Auld: I don't know when the GCR will have a night shoot but the Churnet Valley Railway has one on the 23rd February.

Leave a comment

must fill in
[stop comment form]
show
for this photo I'm in a positive comments icon ShMood©
camera Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
exposure mode aperture priority
shutterspeed 15s
aperture f/8.0
sensitivity ISO100
focal length 28.0mm
The Nightmare CrewThe Nightmare Cr...
Once was someone's Pride and JoyOnce was someone...
The Pocket RocketThe Pocket Rocket

Warning