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photoblog image T'was a still, cold morning.....

T'was a still, cold morning.....


.. the Yorkshire Dales, the rain had passed in the early morning, the mist was cloudung the hills around  and the wind had dropped completely. The locomotives of the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway were being fired up and the visiting steam traction engines were pouring out smoke. all adding to the misty, smokey atmosphere.


Standing in front of the coaling stage at Embsay station  was Lady Fiona, a 1922 built steam wagon by Aveling & Porter, strangely enough for the Yorkshire Dales the livery was that of an Australian Outback Haulage company.

T'was a still, cold morning.....


.. the Yorkshire Dales, the rain had passed in the early morning, the mist was cloudung the hills around  and the wind had dropped completely. The locomotives of the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway were being fired up and the visiting steam traction engines were pouring out smoke. all adding to the misty, smokey atmosphere.


Standing in front of the coaling stage at Embsay station  was Lady Fiona, a 1922 built steam wagon by Aveling & Porter, strangely enough for the Yorkshire Dales the livery was that of an Australian Outback Haulage company.

comments (8)

That is a wonderful looking vehicle and you shot it in the perfect venue and the mist is perfect.
Les Auld: It was a grand morning full of atmosphere, smoke that it, thanks fro the comment.
  • Roz Sears
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Apr 2008, 07:44
Beautiful capture of this wonderful steam wagon. Love the early morning mist - I can feel the damp and cold. (:o)
Les Auld: So could I Roz, thanks for the comment.
This is sheer magic Les, got to be a likey!!
Les Auld: Thanks Bill, I have just been asked if this image can be used in the Embsay and Bolton Railway magazine, quite pleased really.
  • mick
  • 1 Apr 2008, 18:20
Wonderful shot Les,i know this place well.
Les Auld: A great little railway Mick with lots of character, and soem good photo locations as well. Thanks for the comment.
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 1 Apr 2008, 19:06
Always wanted to take a ride on one of those. Very good take, Les. The mist is most helpful here.
Les Auld: A bit of a boneshaker though, thanks for the comment.
Great image Les, you don't get to see steam lorries very much these days altgough someone where I live has one out occasionally. Great atmosphere with the mist and smoke, and lovely muted colours.
Les Auld: Thanks Brian, they do make good subjects though. There are afew more in the pipeline.
  • Alan
  • Southampton
  • 5 Apr 2008, 10:34
I love the atmosphere in this! I'm used t oseeeing these great machines at the Great Dorset Steam Fair under warm bright August sunshine so this makes a welcome change. Can't see I've seen one bearing colours from "down under! before.
Les Auld: They do make grand subjects Alan, the weather was a bonus as far as I was concerned. Thanks for the comment.
Timeless. Well shot
Les Auld: Appreciate the comment Dave, thanks.

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