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6106 at Didcot


One of the Great Western railway's ubiquitous Prairie tank Engines, 6106, in the shed at the Great Western Society, Didcot railway Centre.

6106 at Didcot


One of the Great Western railway's ubiquitous Prairie tank Engines, 6106, in the shed at the Great Western Society, Didcot railway Centre.

comments (8)

wow! what a fantastic image! you really brought out the metal colors...! like what you did with it!
Les Auld: Glad you like it Lydia, thanks for the comment.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 22 Jun 2009, 01:50
The things you can find in a shed, Les! Boy's toys! grin
Les Auld: Every Man should have his shed Ginnie it's in the rules, only some are bigger than others. Perhaps one day I'll photograph mine. Thanks for the comment.
Great treatment Les. It is years since I went to Didcot
Les Auld: It is a while since I was there Bill, they used to hold great night shoots but they seem to have died out over the last few years. Thanks for the comment.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 22 Jun 2009, 08:43
l do like the processing Les, starting to think that England has more steam trains per capita than any other country in the world smile
Les Auld: There are 1,314 steam locomotives, including Broad and Narrow Gauge, with about 800 operational at any one time Zed. Thanks for the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Jun 2009, 10:37
A silvery look and a bit grainy at the same time. Great conversion.
Les Auld: I did not want it to look pristine and new Louis, thanks for the comment.
  • graham pickett
  • United States
  • 22 Jun 2009, 11:49
Just beautiful!!!!
Les Auld: Thanks Graham!!!!!
I've never been to Didcot but would like to one day. A good image Les with that great finish. I believe they have problems down there with Network Rail and the lease renewal or something.
Les Auld: I did hear about the problems Brian but don't know the current status, thanks for the comment.
Love the washed-out GWR livery effect.
... and they are just great beasts to stand and stare at. richard
Les Auld: Thanks Richard, I always believed that there was an air of mystery and strength around them, all from water and coal.

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