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photoblog image MONOCHROME MANIA - PART 1 #3

MONOCHROME MANIA - PART 1 #3

5029 - Nunney Castle

This is the Great Western 4-6-0 locomotive 5029 Nunney Castle leaving Loughborough with a train for Leicester North in the early 1990's.

Great Western Railway Locomotive Castle Class No.5029 Nunney Castle was built at Swindon Works in 1934, and takes the name of a famous castle in Somerset.

More details of this locomotive can be found at http://www.5029nunneycastle.co.uk/INDEX.HTM

(All of the pictures in this series were taken on B&W.film, developed and printed by me, and sometimes entered into Club competitions.  This is original monochrome work and the only digital bit is scanning the prints into Photoshop and preparing them for display here.)

MONOCHROME MANIA - PART 1 #3

5029 - Nunney Castle

This is the Great Western 4-6-0 locomotive 5029 Nunney Castle leaving Loughborough with a train for Leicester North in the early 1990's.

Great Western Railway Locomotive Castle Class No.5029 Nunney Castle was built at Swindon Works in 1934, and takes the name of a famous castle in Somerset.

More details of this locomotive can be found at http://www.5029nunneycastle.co.uk/INDEX.HTM

(All of the pictures in this series were taken on B&W.film, developed and printed by me, and sometimes entered into Club competitions.  This is original monochrome work and the only digital bit is scanning the prints into Photoshop and preparing them for display here.)

comments (13)

Beautiful Brian. I am amazed by the quality of your scans!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, it is a HP Scanjet 4850, the prints come out well but I haven't mastered getting good slide and negative scans out of it yet.
  • Chad Doveton
  • location location location.
  • 14 Jan 2009, 08:52
I am not a rail fanatic, Brian, but I do enjoy railways and rail travel.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chad, I don't like flying but would travel miles by rail given the chance. In 2003 we went all the way to Lake Garda and back by train, it was a brilliant experience.
Have you seen Aussies picture of New Zealand steam today Brian?

Nice picture of one of the great locomotive classes!
Brian Walbey: I've looked at Aussie's picture Bill, isn't it superb. As for mine, thanks for your nice comment. BTW that HDR software you mentioned, Qtpfsgui, is what I am playing about with at the moment, and Raw Therapee to make the adjusted start images.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Jan 2009, 11:19
Very nice shot Briansmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Tracy.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 14 Jan 2009, 11:24
Great B/W image
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Adrian.
Beautiful train and B+W conversion there
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your very kind comment.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 14 Jan 2009, 12:39
Terrific B&W Brian, I love these old trains and have always enjoyed your shots of them.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Aussie, there will be quite a few more later on in this somewhat lengthy series.
Nicely done, something very nostalgic in these old engines !
Brian Walbey: Thanks Zeb, and it is down to a great bunch of enthusiasts that these machines are kept in working order.
This really works for me! Probably because there are no modern artefacts to be seen, this really takes me back to my spotty youth! Perfect positioning and tones too.
Were you one of those steam-chasers that used to race up the road past my house when I lived near Settle?! wink
Brian Walbey: Thanks David, I'm glad this has stired some memories. No it wasn't me at Settle, I'm an East Anglian and have only been through Settle twice, both times on a train.
  • Harv
  • UK
  • 14 Jan 2009, 14:58
Black and white works very well on this Brian. That puff of steam really draws the eye.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Harv, sometimes the drivers like to put on a show for the photographers as they pull away.
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Jan 2009, 15:54
Very nostalgic, Brian. This just oozes atmosphere - bring them back. We still have about 300 years' worth of coal in this country. Let the Russians keep their gas!
Brian Walbey: Here here Alan, I just can't believe we have all this natural resorce going to waste, modern technology surely could sort out the pollution problem. Anyway, apart from that thanks for your comment.
seems its train day on SC and this is wonderful too Briansmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tim, the shot from Aussie today is exceptional, I'm sure you'll agree.
This brings me back to the days I travelled with steam....Nice photo..especialy in B&W !
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ron, I think there are quite a few of us on SC who date back to travelling by steam hauled train.

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