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photoblog image A Great Central Visit  6/6

A Great Central Visit 6/6

I said during a recent posting we visited the Great Central Railway at Loughborough recently.  There was very little happening but I used my new G10 to take a few shots anyway and this week you will see some of them.

The final image in this series is another shot of the Deltic, number 55019 Royal Highland Fusilier, in the siding awaiting the Diesel Gala later in the month.  This locomotive is now back at its home base at Barrow Hill, near Chesterfield.

A Great Central Visit 6/6

I said during a recent posting we visited the Great Central Railway at Loughborough recently.  There was very little happening but I used my new G10 to take a few shots anyway and this week you will see some of them.

The final image in this series is another shot of the Deltic, number 55019 Royal Highland Fusilier, in the siding awaiting the Diesel Gala later in the month.  This locomotive is now back at its home base at Barrow Hill, near Chesterfield.

comments (10)

I have got to show your series to my mum-in-law, She loves trains and being in Loughborough will top it.
Brian Walbey: I believe you said your husband is a Loughbrarian Linda, hope your mum enjoys these.
Trains have a special fascination. Good weekend Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Albert, enjoy the weekend yourself.
bright colours and lines...
gotta love trains!!
nice on
cheers
Rob
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Rob.
Where would we be without them Brian.Always of interest.
Brian Walbey: These mighty beasts were the real cream when they were running Ron, I used to see them every day travelling to London in the 70's for work.
Other than Steam this is what you call an engine nice one.
Brian Walbey: A great engine Martin, thanks for your comment.
For one reason or another I never saw a Deltic operating for real, only on heritage lines, still they made a great sound. Nice one Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Les. I travelled to Kings Cross for work in London from 1964 until 1977 so saw the Deltics in their heyday.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Oct 2009, 07:11
I've just noticed the point motors; can't say I've been aware of them before on preserved railways. The visibility from the engine;s wheels seems quite limited to me.
Brian Walbey: I hadn't really thought about the points motors either Alan. I always thought being high up with small windows the crews vision was very restricted.
Love the angle. They look like toy trains. smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Jen, toy trains of this loco would certainly be a lot cheaper.
I love the fact that the train lines lead the eye up and down the photo. Great clarity too... What time was it taken? 5pm ish?
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ryan, this was taken just after mid-day but it was a dull day so there were no major shadow problems fortunately.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Oct 2009, 21:43
I lived near a shunting yard when I was a kid, and loved watching lines of carriages ... love this shot, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ray.

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