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photoblog image Getting ready for a day's work

Getting ready for a day's work


This weekend saw the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway's steam gala, so there will be a few postings from the event.

The WD locomotive 90733, freshly returned from the East Lancashire Railway, undergoing cleaning and final fettling before heading out for a days work on the line.

Getting ready for a day's work


This weekend saw the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway's steam gala, so there will be a few postings from the event.

The WD locomotive 90733, freshly returned from the East Lancashire Railway, undergoing cleaning and final fettling before heading out for a days work on the line.

comments (15)

going to keighly myself next month but for the bikes, nice shot, this could be yesteryear
Les Auld: Enjoy yourself there Derek, thanks for the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Feb 2010, 05:56
Excellent brass type conversion. It fits the beautiful old loco to a T
Les Auld: Thanks Louis, appreciate the comment.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 15 Feb 2010, 07:06
Great shot and conversion Les
Les Auld: Thanks Zed smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Feb 2010, 08:55
This is a smashing shot Les: I remember them well - it's quite a hansome beast for such a utilitarian design.

Yesterday I was standing next to theman who shot this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wD0IqfmkoL8

What a sight!
Les Auld: It must have been a great sight seeing Tornado flash past, I hope to be at the Great Central in a few weeks to see it there. Thanks for the comment.
With this one you really notice the size of these engines, nice shot Les.
Les Auld: Big and quite brutal really Linda, thanks for the comment.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 15 Feb 2010, 11:45
The men seem to care for it with passion
Les Auld: They do Vintage, thanks for the comment.
Ah! They don't make 'em like that any more! Is this the US import that was used on British railways during WWII? I remember the gap between the platforms being measured at the railway station I was born at, to see if they would fit!
Les Auld: These engines were al built in Britain Tom, I think that the USATC S160 class was the main loco built in the US and used both in the UK and Europe during and after the war. Several of these have entered preservation but I'm not sure if any are running at the moment. Thanks for the comment.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Feb 2010, 12:02
She's a beauty, Les. And the B&W makes this timeless.
Les Auld: Wel restored Ginnie, thanks for the comment.
This could be a shot from the 60's presented like this Les. Great posting.
Les Auld: It could indeed Brian, thanks for the comment.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Feb 2010, 12:40
I did very briefly consider coming up for the Gala but other things got in the way. The is a fine testament of those responsible for the continued running of these fine machines.
Les Auld: It takes hard work and dedication Alan, thanks for the comment.
Great shot Les..Love the tone in this one.
Les Auld: Thanks Ron, the colour version had too many highlights and it appeared to work much better in Monochrome.
Keep them coming Les. I love your train pictures
Les Auld: There are quite a few events scheduled for the future Bill, so there will be a few more. Thanks for the comment.
wow! terrific capture. looks totally timeless. feel like this is a snapshot into some distant past or something. beautiful work smile
Les Auld: The work out into the subject is much more Charles, thanks for the comment.
Great b&w shot!
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment, appreciate it.
Nice one Les, are you goimg to Bury at the weekend.
Les Auld: Yes indeed Michael, Friday evening for the on-shed night shoot and Saturday for the gala. Thanks for the comment. Will you be there?

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