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Reflection of an old engine


Way back in time, when I lived in Birmingham, I used to often go to Saltley Motive Power Depot, staying outside the wire of course, to see if there was anything interesting. Ocasionally there was something worth photographing but as the years progressed the variety  of locomotives there  became less as the railways standardised even further. This was one of the last pictures I took there in October 2002.

Class 37 diesel, number 37175, in what was called then I believe Dutch Engineering livery, not long before it was withdrawn from service and put into store. It was eventually sold into the heritage sector and is currently running on the Bo'ness and Kinneil railway after spending time on the Seven Valley, Keigthley and Worth Valley and East Lancashire Railways.

Reflection of an old engine


Way back in time, when I lived in Birmingham, I used to often go to Saltley Motive Power Depot, staying outside the wire of course, to see if there was anything interesting. Ocasionally there was something worth photographing but as the years progressed the variety  of locomotives there  became less as the railways standardised even further. This was one of the last pictures I took there in October 2002.

Class 37 diesel, number 37175, in what was called then I believe Dutch Engineering livery, not long before it was withdrawn from service and put into store. It was eventually sold into the heritage sector and is currently running on the Bo'ness and Kinneil railway after spending time on the Seven Valley, Keigthley and Worth Valley and East Lancashire Railways.

comments (7)

  • Kay
  • United States
  • 26 Feb 2008, 03:28
My Uncle Jim would have loved to see this train, Les. I love your homage to number 37175.
Les Auld: Thanks Kay, appreciate the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 26 Feb 2008, 08:25
Great composition and reflection. Also the reflection on what has been.
Les Auld: Very few of these are left, all in preservation, thanks for the comment Louis.
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 26 Feb 2008, 13:11
Mom's companion of 9 years just walked by, Les, and said this image reminded him of his childhood (in California). I LOVE the reflection.
Les Auld: Just confirms what good taste he has Ginnie, thanks for the comment.
Somebody commented that my diesel the other day was the first they had seen on SC. Shall we start a new trend Les. Like this one, great reflection.
Les Auld: Could do Brian, I've over four thousand more in the archive, thanks for the comment.
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich...It's not much but it's home
  • 26 Feb 2008, 20:09
They never had the beauty of steam, but there was a lot of power in them. This is a cracking shot, the more so because it was still in service at the time.
Les Auld: I always thought the 37s were quite good looking, for a diesel that is. Thanks for the comment Bill.
  • tim
  • United Kindom
  • 26 Feb 2008, 22:07
fabulous shot Les love the reflectionsmile
Les Auld: Thanks Tim, the puddle was just made for it.
  • Alan
  • Southampton
  • 2 Mar 2008, 10:57
Theis hasa lovely urban industrial feel to it. I especially like the reflection in the water.
Les Auld: That's Birmingham for you, thanks for the comment.

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