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37242 at Barrow Hill

 

In sidings and sheds on preserved railways the length of the country are locomotives waiting on volounteers, money, time and facilites to rebuild them and put them to work on the railway. Although, at least to my eyes, diesel locomotives do not have the glamour of steam there are others that think otherwise. Not a bad thing either.

Here Class 37 locomotive 37242 is in the holding sidings at Barrow Hill roundhouse gently decaying until it's turn arrives.

37242 at Barrow Hill

 

In sidings and sheds on preserved railways the length of the country are locomotives waiting on volounteers, money, time and facilites to rebuild them and put them to work on the railway. Although, at least to my eyes, diesel locomotives do not have the glamour of steam there are others that think otherwise. Not a bad thing either.

Here Class 37 locomotive 37242 is in the holding sidings at Barrow Hill roundhouse gently decaying until it's turn arrives.

comments (8)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States right now
  • 28 May 2008, 02:51
MAN! I love this, Les. I can't always tell you WHY i like your work but I just do!
Les Auld: Thanks Ginnie, appreciate the accolade.
Great use of selective colour. Strange how the much hated diesel locos are now being preserved!
Les Auld: The past always looks better than it actually was Bill, thanks for the comment.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 28 May 2008, 13:04
WOW! I love old trains!!!!
Like how you accentuated it by desaturating the background colors.
Les Auld: Thanks Marcie, did try for the old distressed look.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 May 2008, 14:12
I hope someone decides to rebuild this one as it is a fine looking engine.I wonder how old it is. I like your treatment here.
Ingrid
Les Auld: Probably in five to ten years time Ingrid, thanks for the comment.
  • Blackdog
  • Uni Library
  • 28 May 2008, 17:23
Heard a very interesting programme on R4 about the critical reserve of coal fired locomotives held in case of attack. Government denies their existence, but the smart money was on them being hidden in Box tunnel.

Very melancholic image Les - I like it!
Les Auld: The locos are in Box and the crews are bunked down in the Woodhead tunnel waiting for the call. Thanks for the comment. Mike.
I always love those documentaries where the steam train can get up to Machu Pichu or wherever but the diesels need too much oxygen and fail! Thats why we love them!
This is a superb bit of selective colouring and presentation Les- so many are ham-fisted but this is terrific!
Les Auld: Thanks David, appreciate the accolade.
  • brianaw
  • Leicestershire, on a rainy evening!
  • 28 May 2008, 21:45
I thought from the thumbnail this was a diesel's graveyard Les, fortunately this one stands a chance of being refurbished. Nice treatment with the selective colour and the border.
Les Auld: Thanks Brian it sure does look like they are on their way out, maybe in five years time some might run again.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 13 Jun 2008, 16:55
I like the frayed paper edges. Did your texture have these or did you paint them in? They look very realistic.
Les Auld: There are two textures and a painted edge layer in this with varying degree of opacity, thanks for the comment Martin.

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