Occasional Images

02 Apr 2010 208 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 In Times Gone By...

In Times Gone By...


... This would have been a common sight around the country, a tank engine on a local stopping train waiting to leave from Platform 1.

BR Standard Tank 80072 on it's first outing away from the Llangollen Railway after overhaul stand in Loughborough station on the Great Central Railway.

In Times Gone By...


... This would have been a common sight around the country, a tank engine on a local stopping train waiting to leave from Platform 1.

BR Standard Tank 80072 on it's first outing away from the Llangollen Railway after overhaul stand in Loughborough station on the Great Central Railway.

comments (8)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Apr 2010, 07:44
This could so easily be the departure platform at Templecombe upper circa 1963-6 Les - except perhaps that the locomotive is a bit too clean for those days
Les Auld: My major complaint with the heritage industry is that the engines are too clean, but you can't have everything Chris. Thanks for the comment.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Apr 2010, 09:14
It DOES look like a bygone era, Les, especially with all the heads sticking out the windows! grin
Les Auld: It was part of the rules back in the 60s that you had to lean out of the window and breath the smoke and the steam. Thanks for the comment Ginnie.
You cant beat a good Tank Engine Les,
Les Auld: And the standard tanks are very good Mick, thanks for the comment.
Indeed so but as Chris says they were seldom this clean!
Les Auld: I haven't worked out how to add dirt yet Bill, maybe one day. Thanks for the comment.
The amount of times I rode in these in my young days Les..I can still feel the grit in my eye...Lovely capture.
Les Auld: You always had to lean put of the window Ron, it must have been in the rules back then. thanks for the comment.
processed very well Les
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment Derek, appreciate it.
Nothing to give the game away here Les, apart from the HDR photo? Looks a little too uniformly bright for my spartan tastes ;o)
Les Auld: I see what you mean Mike, not HDR though but Topaz Adjust, unfortunately the loco was a high gloss as well, one day I'll perfect spraying dirt in Photoshop. Thanks for the comment.
Lovely crisp tones, love the reflection in the highly polished engine
Les Auld: It was a touch clean Pamela, 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 1/50s
aperture f/10.0
sensitivity ISO100
focal length 28.0mm
The Nightmare CrewThe Nightmare Cr...
Look both waysLook both ways
A Dying ArtA Dying Art

Warning