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BR Standards at Barrow Hill


Well almost but it is not all it seems.  Back in 2004 at the October Steam Gala at Barrow Hill Roundhouse there was an attempt to recreate the Willsden Shed 1954 Gala with the same. or similar, locomotives around the turntable.  Of the three locomotives seen here two are more fake than the third.

This is a slightly different version of an image I posted back in June and it has done reasonably well in club competition, achieving a third place. Not bad for a picture of trains.

BR Standards at Barrow Hill


Well almost but it is not all it seems.  Back in 2004 at the October Steam Gala at Barrow Hill Roundhouse there was an attempt to recreate the Willsden Shed 1954 Gala with the same. or similar, locomotives around the turntable.  Of the three locomotives seen here two are more fake than the third.

  • 70037, Hereward the Wake, is a actually Britannia Class 70000 in disguise as 70037 was scrapped many years ago.
  • No BR 2MT Tank engines survived into preservation so 84019 is actually an ex LMS Ivatt Class 2 engine 41312 renumbered for the event.
  • The BR 4MT tank 80135 actually carried that number in service.
This is a slightly different version of an image I posted back in June and it has done reasonably well in club competition, achieving a third place. Not bad for a picture of trains.

comments (10)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Nov 2009, 00:29
I saw this & was quite preturbed about the Britannia until I read your text Les

This is a lovely atmospheric shot
Les Auld: Certainly plenty of atmosphere Chris, thanks for the comment.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 19 Nov 2009, 05:34
The steam and smoke from the funnels help to create a marvelous effect les
Les Auld: Thanks Zed, appreciate the comment.
Lovely in black ... Think 32A was Norwich engine shed.

richard
Les Auld: It was indeed Richard, Norwich Depot housed quite a few Britannias. Thanks for the comment.
Well done done on the 3rd place Les..and I can see why. Great atmosphere.
Les Auld: There was certainly plenty of that Ron, thanks for the comment.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 19 Nov 2009, 11:34
Very good love the steam
Les Auld: So do I vintage, thanks for the comment.
A very good picture of trains though, well done.
Les Auld: Thanks Linda, I had a bit of help from the way they were lined up around the turntable though.
A good follow up to the earlier posting which I also enjoyed Les. We ballot each year for competition subjects and my suggestion "On Railway Lines" came out of the hat for next year. Can't wait, some members hate railway pictures, so they either get on with it or forgo the competition.
Les Auld: I suspect most club members do not like railway picture Brian, there seems to be a collective feeling in photo clubs that it is slightly dark and not the done thing. I get the comments all the time but I am out to change their minds if not their hearts as I have decided to put at least one railway picture in each of our championship competitions this year.

Thanks for the comment Brian,.
They even twiddle with the engines now!! Makes a very good picture though
Les Auld: Full size twiddling - what next I wonder. Thanks for the comment Bill.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 19 Nov 2009, 23:35
I haven't a clue about the finer details of steam engines and their ancestry, but I do like this picture. It oozes something or other that's rather special, almost part of our psyche.
Les Auld: Definitely part of my psyche Ellie, like the vision of it oozing you have placed in my mind. Thanks for the comment.
Terrific shot Les, with bags of detail and all that atmospheric steam.
Les Auld: Thanks Ian, appreciate the comment.

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