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Leander at Rawtenstall


LMS Jubliee 5690 Leander on the approach to Rawtenstall Station one grey day.

Leander at Rawtenstall


LMS Jubliee 5690 Leander on the approach to Rawtenstall Station one grey day.

comments (9)

  • Mike
  • 20 Mar 2008, 06:26
Reminds me I haven't been to a steam gala for AGES. I must rectify that soon. However, I did get to the Barry Island railway a couple of weeks back were they have about a mile of track. It was a diesel shunting day! Mike
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment Mike, hope the reminder works.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 20 Mar 2008, 09:05
I love the conductor sticking his head out, Les. But before I saw him, I saw the "man" in the train's engine. Thomas the Train. smile
Les Auld: Thanks Ginnie, the train crew were concentrating on the level crossing that they were approaching.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 20 Mar 2008, 10:42
Composition, focus at front and all the movement indications - excellent. I believe you have put some planning into this picture.
Les Auld: Thanks Louis, classic three quarter view, grey weather and the driver shutting off steam all went into the final picture.
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich..going colder by the minute
  • 20 Mar 2008, 16:44
THE classic train picture. Classic angle and even has the driver. AND the rolling stock looks as if it matches..no odd assortment of colours and styles. I just love it Les!
Les Auld: Thanks Bill, as you say, classic view, it also does make a change to see the matching carriage set as well.
Having to laugh at Ginnie's 'conductor' The engine driver would be having a nervous break down to be called that. Good shooting angle Les. richard
Les Auld: Trackside location does help with the composition Richard, thanks for the comment.
Great shot Les. Everything is perfect here. I love it!
Les Auld: Glad you like it Richard, thanks for the comment.
  • Alan
  • Southampton
  • 20 Mar 2008, 18:30
A cracking image, Les. This has a lovely "painting" feel to it. Who used to do those great railway paintings.. Terence Cuneo? A stunning capture and a lovely remonder of the "good old days"

(Right artist but I'm wrong - your image is better than any of his!)
Les Auld: Thanks for the accolade Alan, but I do not get anywhere near Cuneo's fine paintings, glad you like it though.
I agree with Alan, I thought it looked a bit like a painting when it came up. Can't fault this in anyway, and nice to see leander again, it must be over thirty years since I saw it at Keighley.
Les Auld: Thanks Brian, Leander is a regular performer at the ELR. glad you like it.
  • Dave Wilkins
  • in Bray, Co.Wicklow, Ireland.
  • 20 Mar 2008, 21:33
That is without doubt my absolute favorite of your train pics. Excellent! Colours and treatment are superb...very well done.
Les Auld: Thanks Dave, appreciate the comemnt.

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