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Working at the end of the day


A volounteer cleans out the smokebox of 3717, City of Truro, after arriving with the last train at Toddington during the GWR 175 Gala. The gentleman sitting on the tender of Bradley Manor seems a bit perplexed, wondering just where the piece in his hand should go.

There are some further images from the Gala on my Flickr site.

Working at the end of the day


A volounteer cleans out the smokebox of 3717, City of Truro, after arriving with the last train at Toddington during the GWR 175 Gala. The gentleman sitting on the tender of Bradley Manor seems a bit perplexed, wondering just where the piece in his hand should go.

There are some further images from the Gala on my Flickr site.

comments (9)

I didn't realise they had renumbered her. One of the few numbers I could remember was 3440 !
Les Auld: She carried both numbers during service Bill but I cannot remember the order of them. Thanks for the comment.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Jun 2010, 06:54
I should have known that front trap opened, Les. Never got to see it. Lucky you to get in on how things work! I love the heraldry emblems up on top...and the guy scratching his head in the background. smile
Les Auld: It is rather a grand headboard Ginnie, I do like this sort of shot but often the work is done behind fences and you do not get to see it.. Thanks for the comemnt.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Jun 2010, 07:08
Quite a something to maintain these old engines.

The guy scratching his head; his mate sent him an MMS and now he wondering how someone can get into that position.
Les Auld: Like the comment Louis, thanks.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Jun 2010, 08:37
A nice picture of the behind the scenes action that makes it all possible Les
Les Auld: Makes a change from the shots of them steaming Chris, thanks for the comemnt.
Great shot, I love the guy on the right scratching his head. Have you used something like Topaz adjust for this one?
Les Auld: I tend to use Topaz Adjust and Topaz Detail on most of my images Marion, I just like the effect it produces but I do think you have to be careful and not overdo it. Thanks for the comment.
People tend to forget all the hard work that goes into getting these things running before and after the event Les, this sums it up nicely.
Les Auld: And there is a lot of hard work Brian, thanks for the comment.
My hat is off the the volunteers Les..Wonderful shot.
Les Auld: The GWR is only staffed by volounteers Ron, and they do such a good job. Thanks for the comment.
Nice shot, dirty work but someone has to do it.
Les Auld: How true, thanks for the comment John.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Jun 2010, 08:14
The less glamorous side of railway preservation, Les, but very important. The guy on the tender does look very puzzled!
Les Auld: True it is not all sparkling glamour Alan, thanks for the comment.

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