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photoblog image The lengths some people go to...

The lengths some people go to...


... to get that perfect picture.

Bill genuflects before the lesser steam behemoth, GWR Pannier locomotive 5786, in order to find the fine detail for his post on wheels.

5786 is a 57xx class Pannier Tank engine built in 1929 and is seen on the back of a low loader in Kidderminster Yard, off to some other heritage railway, or perhaps back to it's home base on the South Devon railway.


The lengths some people go to...


... to get that perfect picture.

Bill genuflects before the lesser steam behemoth, GWR Pannier locomotive 5786, in order to find the fine detail for his post on wheels.

5786 is a 57xx class Pannier Tank engine built in 1929 and is seen on the back of a low loader in Kidderminster Yard, off to some other heritage railway, or perhaps back to it's home base on the South Devon railway.


comments (13)

you would have thought it would have went by rail, good capture
Les Auld: They couldn't afford enough track to connect it all up Derek, thanks for the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Mar 2010, 05:50
A train on a truck
he's lost rhythm

The train, not Bill smile
Les Auld: A sad ay for us all Louis, thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Mar 2010, 06:52
A fine study of magnificent obsolescence Les
Les Auld: On many levels Chris, thanks for the comment.
Is this going to be put back in its cardboard box and sold at the next railway memorabilia auction.

richard
Les Auld: Sadly the box was torn getting it out so the value is somewhat reduced I'm afraid. Thanks for the comment.
At least you didn't show me trying to get back up! I hope Chris is talking about the enginegrin
Les Auld: Have to show some common sense sometime Bill, thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Mar 2010, 07:16
I was talking about Bill
Les Auld: Never!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 19 Mar 2010, 07:49
It's differant seeing a train on a truck it's normaly the other way round
Les Auld: I suppose it is Vintage, although you do get used to it around here. Thanks for the comment.
  • chad
  • wherever I hang my mask.
  • 19 Mar 2010, 08:26
lol at Chris. Bill is not obsolete.
Les Auld: Not yet at least Chad. Thanks for the comment.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Mar 2010, 12:31
I always think that its odd to see bits of railway equipment being moved around by road! I guess some preserved railways have no connection with the public network these days but then I've seen bits of Network Rail (or whatever the heck they are called these days) blocking our already too crowded rails.

I'm surprised to see the fire irons still on this; I thought they may bounce off?
Les Auld: Quite few are isolated Alan, especially the smaller ones, the rules and regulations to allow connection tot he rail network are quite complex. Thanks for the comment.
That must have taken some doing, getting it on the lorry. Bill seems quite engrossed smile
Les Auld: He was indeed Linda and the hauliers have it down to a fine art these days as so many seem to travel around the country, both large and small. Thanks for the comment.
That's the first time I've see an engine on a trailer Les..A good view point..catching the the other photographer.
Les Auld: Just couldn't resist it Ron, thanks for the comemnt.
Good shot of the master at work les, I thought your shot was a pannier tank.
Les Auld: Occasionally there is more than one element to it Brian, thanks for the comment.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Mar 2010, 16:35
Oh, how fun, Les. This is SC at its best. grin
Les Auld: And it should be fun Ginnie, and SC should help provide it as well, thanks for the comment.

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