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Atherstone Station 3/4

2009 Retrospective - I had a number of images I took last year that I would have liked to have posted on SC but time didn't allow.  For the time being I am posting a number of these, in no particular order, which I hope you will enjoy.

I spent a few hours on the railway station at Atherstone, Warwickshire with a friend back last spring and took several pictures of passing trains.

This image shows one of the Virgin Pendalino trains at speed travelling south towards its final destination of Euston station in London.  As you can see there is quite a bend coming in to the station area here, it didn't seem to make much difference to the train speed though.

 

Atherstone Station 3/4

2009 Retrospective - I had a number of images I took last year that I would have liked to have posted on SC but time didn't allow.  For the time being I am posting a number of these, in no particular order, which I hope you will enjoy.

I spent a few hours on the railway station at Atherstone, Warwickshire with a friend back last spring and took several pictures of passing trains.

This image shows one of the Virgin Pendalino trains at speed travelling south towards its final destination of Euston station in London.  As you can see there is quite a bend coming in to the station area here, it didn't seem to make much difference to the train speed though.

 

comments (18)

nice one!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Charles.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Mar 2010, 01:27
Fine shot of all the hardware, Brian.
Brian Walbey: There is so much hardware about with electric trains isn't there Ray.
these trains are amazing the speeds they go, nice capture
Brian Walbey: They were certainly "tanking" through Atherstone Derek.
  • aussie
  • Australia
  • 1 Mar 2010, 06:33
Very streamline look at the front no wind resistance
Brian Walbey: They are quite good looking trains really, thanks Aussie.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 1 Mar 2010, 07:12
That paint job makes it go faster smile
Brian Walbey: Like a go-faster stripe up the bonnet of a car Tonysmile
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Mar 2010, 08:02
I am always entranced by the bends in train tracks, Brian, especially if they allow you to see a train snaking its way around. I know it's all old technology but it still fascinates me. That engine is very cool!
Brian Walbey: These trains are built to lean as they go round bends a bit like a motorcycle Ginnie, must be quite a novel experience.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Mar 2010, 08:54
I'm not sure it is actually tilting Brian. But when they do (as I think they do at Berkhamstead) the effect is rather like being in an aircraft
Brian Walbey: I haven't had the pleasure of riding in one of these Chris, something to put on the to do list.
Very aerodynamic looking Brian.
Brian Walbey: The nose end is quite a nice shape Chad, aerodynamic as you say.
All very modern looking and plenty to see Brian..Good one.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Ron.
Super fast and sleek Brian smile
Brian Walbey: They certainly get along very quickly Linda.
Looks like he's in the fast lane. Nice capture Brian
Brian Walbey: He was going quite quickly Janet, time for one shot only.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Mar 2010, 13:04
No sign of the speed, Brian, so good choice of shutter speed. Do these trains tilt? Alas,, I'm not rich enough to afford train travel!
Brian Walbey: I think they tilt Alan, I would like a ride in one but being a "poor old pensioner" you can imagine how it is smile
A lovely capture with a nice angle Brian!
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Richard.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Mar 2010, 18:03
Railways always have my interest, it is such s nice technology, this is a great shot, love the play of lines.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Astrid.
Reminds me of a big fat caterpillar!
Brian Walbey: They are a bit reminiscent of that Sheila, just a bit quicker smile
Never been on one of these, should think it is an interesting experience!
Brian Walbey: I would like a ride on one of these also Bill.
I hope you were back behind that yellow line, Brian smile
Brian Walbey: Of course Tom, did you ever doubt otherwise :-D
They sure create a bit of draught as they pass at speed Brian, well caught.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Les, I would like a ride on one of these, perhaps one day.

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