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photoblog image A Great Central Visit  5/6

A Great Central Visit 5/6

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.

A quick look in the engine shed found several locomotives in various states of repair but these two were all ready to go if the fireman dropped a lighted match in the firebox.

On the left is GCR "O4" 63601 on loan from the National Railway Museum and on the right is the ex GWR large "Prairie" 4141 currently on loan from the Llangollen Railway.

A Great Central Visit 5/6

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.

A quick look in the engine shed found several locomotives in various states of repair but these two were all ready to go if the fireman dropped a lighted match in the firebox.

On the left is GCR "O4" 63601 on loan from the National Railway Museum and on the right is the ex GWR large "Prairie" 4141 currently on loan from the Llangollen Railway.

comments (18)

  • Ellie
  • England
  • 23 Oct 2009, 00:27
Amazing engines, they're so very powerful
Brian Walbey: And they look and sound good as well Ellie.
B&W Perfect for these babies.
I love steam trains
Cheers
Rob
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Rob.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 23 Oct 2009, 02:37
You can see their personalities raring to be let loose, Brian. smile
Brian Walbey: And these two go really well Ginnie.
B&W is an excellent choice here Brian, very evocative
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Bill, thanks for your comment.
Thomas the tank engine's shed come to life...wow.
Brian Walbey: There's plenty more in the shed as well Chad.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 23 Oct 2009, 08:32
Great processing and composition Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Tony.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Oct 2009, 09:29
I think that Q4 is one of the few GC locos to survive Brian
Brian Walbey: That one and the "Director" class loco Butler henderson which is, I believe, at York in the NRM.
Great choice with B&W here Brian. This picture is so evocative!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 23 Oct 2009, 12:08
Great work
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much vintage.
Made for black and white, great engines. Very nice Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Linda.
Most were destined for the scrap yard I imagine. It seems that quite a few are being restored Brian. Always a pleasure to see.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ron, there are quite a few more in the shed behind these two.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Oct 2009, 18:25
B&W spot on for this, Brian. I know these are strange bedfellows and would unlikely to seen on shed in the old days but the image does evoke such memories. Superbly done.
Brian Walbey: GCR and GWR together might have happend down in the Banbury, Woodford Halse and Oxford areas Alan, they used to run over each others metals belive it or not. Thanks for your comment.
I know almost nothing about engines and railways, BUT I do love the look and sound and smell of them. So I like these very much.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sheila, it is surprising how many of our SC ladies enjoy seeing pictures of railways.
A grand couple of engines Brian, well caught.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Les.
Superb!! The B&W suits the this very well, really create's a period shot. Good job the exif details are shown, else we'd all swear you'd took this back in the 50's!! Or do you have access to a time machine?? smile Brilliant Brian..
Brian Walbey: No time machine Dave just a Photoshop sepia filter, thanks for your comment.
Adrianne says "way wees!" and I agree!! I love sepia and you picked the perfect context for it.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ryan.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Oct 2009, 21:44
Fabulous image, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks once again Ray.
Everyone's said it all already smile. The monochrome really brings out the sense of power and history. Great shot!
Brian Walbey: Thenks Donald.

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