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photoblog image MONOCHROME MANIA - PART 1 #9

MONOCHROME MANIA - PART 1 #9

5764 at Highley

A visit to the Severn Valley Railway for a gala saw my friend and I encamped at Highley station for a while watching the train movements. This is Great Western 5700 class pannier tank number 5764 shunting the yard before the next passenger train comes through. A Western diesel can be seen in the siding on the left as well.

Details of these locos can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GWR_5700_Class

(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 #9

5764 at Highley

A visit to the Severn Valley Railway for a gala saw my friend and I encamped at Highley station for a while watching the train movements. This is Great Western 5700 class pannier tank number 5764 shunting the yard before the next passenger train comes through. A Western diesel can be seen in the siding on the left as well.

Details of these locos can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GWR_5700_Class

(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 (14)

  • Dr A. W!
  • United States
  • 22 Jan 2009, 00:38
well composed shot
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 22 Jan 2009, 02:44
I feel like I'm going down memory lane with you, Brian!
Brian Walbey: Well there is still a long way to go yet Ginnie so stay with me. Thanks for your comment.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 22 Jan 2009, 03:09
Why do we have a fascination with these old locomotives?, you have to love old trains. Great shot.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Zed, I admit to always having been a railway enthusiast.
A fine picture Brian: I remember these pannier tank engines so well...
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris, I only saw these when we had holidays down your part of the world when i was a lad.
  • Aussie
  • Hot and Humid Brisbane
  • 22 Jan 2009, 07:42
Terrific image Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Aussie.
  • Chad Doveton
  • location location location.
  • 22 Jan 2009, 08:04
An interesting photograph, Brian, but forgive me for not looking up the technical detail.
Brian Walbey: Your forgiven Chad, thanks for your comment. If we all looked up each others links every time we'd never get through all the pictures would we.
It is too long since I last went to the Severn Valley, and it is not far away so I have no excuse! Nice shot Brian that looks good in mono
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, if we come down to Clent in the summer I intend staying over and visiting the SVR if possible, I havn't been there for years either. Just don't tell Maureensmile
Bring back Steam Trains i say Brian.
Brian Walbey: Well Michael we still have plenty of coal reserves with which to run the locos so I'm agree with you. Shall we petition Gordon!
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Jan 2009, 10:36
I am hanging on Brian,loving this series of yours.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tracy, the series still has a long way to go with a wealth of subjects so your interest is much appreciated.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 22 Jan 2009, 10:55
Great image Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Vintage.
This is a great image Brian. I like the composition.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, my friend and I "snuck" up the line a bit and got this one.
Another very nice B&W !
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Zeb.
I really like the old guards vans Brian. richard
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, I don't seem to remember seeing guards vans like this down Cambridge way, they were usually the smaller ones.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 23 Jan 2009, 00:01
Good choice for mono, lovely strong detail and good range through from black to white
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ellie, this is good old film mono and not Photoshop.

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