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Steam at Boat of Garten


In the shadow of the Caingorm mountains in the highlands of Scotland is the Strathspey Steam railway. It runs from Aviemore to Boat of Garten and is one of Scotlands premier heritage railways.

Ex London Midland Scottish Railway Ivatt Locomotive 46512, now named E.V. Cooper, Engineer, has been in private hands since 1973, eleven years long than it ran on BR rails. It is seen heer in the sun at Boat of Garten station.

Steam at Boat of Garten


In the shadow of the Caingorm mountains in the highlands of Scotland is the Strathspey Steam railway. It runs from Aviemore to Boat of Garten and is one of Scotlands premier heritage railways.

Ex London Midland Scottish Railway Ivatt Locomotive 46512, now named E.V. Cooper, Engineer, has been in private hands since 1973, eleven years long than it ran on BR rails. It is seen heer in the sun at Boat of Garten station.

comments (11)

  • Alan
  • Southampton
  • 21 Mar 2008, 08:12
Another great classic image, Les. I especially like the steam coming from the cylinders as the old girl pulls away. B&W helps give this a timeless feel. the I know she's English but te external pipework makes me think of European locos.
Les Auld: I know what you mean Alan, the BR standards were a bit more exposed than the pre-grouping designs. Thanks for the comment.
  • Ann
  • SucÚ sur Erdre - France
  • 21 Mar 2008, 08:49
Great one !!! Welcome more than a hundred years before !!! I like it ...
Les Auld: Thanks Ann, glad you like it.
I'm steaming nicely on seeing this image. richard
Les Auld: Thanks Richard, don't steam too much.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 21 Mar 2008, 12:17
Your railway shots are all excellent. As is the composition for this one.
Les Auld: Thanks Louis, appreciate the comment.
  • tim
  • United Kindom
  • 21 Mar 2008, 15:21
really does look like it was shot many many years ago, great work Lessmile
Les Auld: Thanks Tim, that was the effect I was working towards.
The standard BR livery, even though it's black looks better in B&w. It looks dirtier somehow, and how often did you see them clean? Another good train shot. By the way the Severn Valley is up and running again, in full!
Les Auld: Classic black livery, and it works well in monochrome. Saw the SVR was up and running in the railway press today, must get back down there sometime. Thanks for the comment Bill.
You have been up in my homeland and not given me a call! wink Classic steam shot- well taken. You're not one of those folks who used to go tearing past my house chasing the steam train when I lived near Settle are you?! smile
Les Auld: Taken a few years ago I'm afraid, never chase the train, just get to the location, get the shot and then get out. Thanks for the comment David.
Another great train shot Les, keep them coming, I never tire of train shots, and this is good in B&W. This is a nice line, we were there in 2004 for a short visit. Quite an extensive station at Aviemore isn't it.
Les Auld: Thanks Brian, Aviemore is also quite an attractive station as well as extensive. Glad you like it.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Mar 2008, 23:08
Woooh! Absolutely superb, the detail and everything. Marvellous.
Les Auld: Thanks Ellie, I quite like it as well.
  • Rxan
  • 24 Mar 2008, 10:39
Good shot and treatment. like an old postcard!
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 28 Mar 2008, 19:02
Always love your railway shots
Les Auld: I always enjoy taking them, thanks Aussie.

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