Occasional Images

08 Mar 2010 227 views
 
supporter of
atom rss 1.0 rss 2.0
web browser google del.icio.us digg technorati
| lost password
birth date
cancel
photoblog image Another Sunday, this time on the SVR

Another Sunday, this time on the SVR


The first Severn Valley Steam Gala of the year was held this weekend, Sunday turned out to be a fine day as Ivatt Class 4MT, 43106, also known as the flying pig, leaves Bewdley with a Kidderminster bound train. Built in the late 1940's/earl;y 1950s, 43106 was the last of its class to run on British Railways, being withdrawn on the 1st August 1968 just before the end of steam, going onto the SVR to spend more years in preservation than it did in mainline service.

i also met up with Bill for an hour or so on Kidderminster station, a most pleasant interlude between trains.

Another Sunday, this time on the SVR


The first Severn Valley Steam Gala of the year was held this weekend, Sunday turned out to be a fine day as Ivatt Class 4MT, 43106, also known as the flying pig, leaves Bewdley with a Kidderminster bound train. Built in the late 1940's/earl;y 1950s, 43106 was the last of its class to run on British Railways, being withdrawn on the 1st August 1968 just before the end of steam, going onto the SVR to spend more years in preservation than it did in mainline service.

i also met up with Bill for an hour or so on Kidderminster station, a most pleasant interlude between trains.

comments (8)

This came trundling into Kidderminster just as I was leaving!

Hope you got home OK!
Les Auld: Finally dragged myself home at about 10pm Bill, good to meet you at last. Thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 Mar 2010, 08:04
A lovely shot Les. Where I come from we never saw these moguls in service but what we did have was the prairie version

You will now realise that virtually everything we've ever said about Bill has been untrue. He is in fact a very nice bloke: as you have now discovered
Les Auld: We did not get too many of them in the North West either Chris, there is a certain basic-ness about this design as well.

Yes I did have a fine old time talking to Bill. Thanks for the comemnt.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 Mar 2010, 10:40
Another great steam engine and picture. I hope Bill didn't lead you along the path to the nearest pub as he is wont to do smile
Les Auld: We sidetracked the pub this time Louis, tea and coffee only. Thanks for the comment.
really terrific capture. B&W is perfect for this scene I think. has quite a feel to it.
Les Auld: You are so right Charles, they have to ne in Monochrome, Thanks for the comment.
A fine shot Les, being an LNER man by birth a lot of these type of locos are new to me. I'm sure you enjoyed your time with Bill, he is a very nice chap, hopefully we will meet him again at the Stratford meet up Ginne mentioned on her blog recently.
Les Auld: Well not everyone can be perfect Brian, smile. Yes I did have a pleasant time with Bill, altough I must admit that I missed Ginnie's announcement and had no idea about it.
Full of drama they are Les..Lovely capture.
Les Auld: They are indeed Ron, and great to photograph as well, thanks for the comment.
Perfect in b & w Les. Thank you for your comments on my hotel on the beach pic
Les Auld: Made for B&W Pamela, appreciate the comment.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Mar 2010, 23:31
Glad to hear you had a good time with Bill - and a fine looking shot in the sunshine!
Les Auld: Thanks Mike, it was a good day on several levels. Thanks for the comment.

Leave a comment

must fill in
[stop comment form]
show
for this photo I'm in a any and all comments icon ShMood©
camera Canon EOS 50D
exposure mode aperture priority
shutterspeed 1/60s
aperture f/9.0
sensitivity ISO100
focal length 33.0mm
Royal teaRoyal tea
The Last Train to Bridgenorth...The Last Train t...
Pictures in an ExhibitionPictures in an E...

Warning