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photoblog image GCR Golden Oldies Gala - The Staff 5/5

GCR Golden Oldies Gala - The Staff 5/5

I went to the Great Central Railway at Loughborough on the first day of the "Golden Oldies" gala at the Spring Bank Holiday weekend.  This week I have featured some of the staff on duty while I was there.  I have, at last, been playing about with RAW and all of this series utilises RAW, CS3 and Topaz.

The locomotive I really went down to see was one of the two preserved Beattie Well Tanks and here the driver is in the midst of oiling and checking before the next run down to Rothley.

GCR Golden Oldies Gala - The Staff 5/5

I went to the Great Central Railway at Loughborough on the first day of the "Golden Oldies" gala at the Spring Bank Holiday weekend.  This week I have featured some of the staff on duty while I was there.  I have, at last, been playing about with RAW and all of this series utilises RAW, CS3 and Topaz.

The locomotive I really went down to see was one of the two preserved Beattie Well Tanks and here the driver is in the midst of oiling and checking before the next run down to Rothley.

comments (19)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Aug 2010, 00:27
What a wonderful pic, Brian.

That loco is gleaming!
Brian Walbey: My favourite of the series this one Ray.
great shot of a working steam engine and working driver
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Derek.
great shot, this old girl looks great. Amazing how well they can keep them.
Brian Walbey: This little loco really was turned out well Rob.
Great picture Brian of a man indulging in a labour of love
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, I was there just at the right time for this.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Aug 2010, 07:07
Ohhhh, how fun, Brian. Who doesn't love looking inside a tool box!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ginnie, it's proper title is "Where's that spanner!"
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Aug 2010, 07:46
Oh lovely Brian - memories indeed of Wenford Bridge!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris.
Great shot of a man doing something he loves. But what really makes the picture for me is that wonderful oily glove that is holding the hand-shape so well.
Brian Walbey: Lol. I hadn't thought of your entertaining thought about the glove Sheila, I wonder if the judge will think that when I enter it in a club competition later this year.
  • Richard Trim
  • back in Leicester for a bit
  • 6 Aug 2010, 08:58
Oil change Brian ... Don't be daft ... that's the equivelant of today's Microwave and is where he cooks his roast supper
Brian Walbey: No his supper is cooked on the shovel over the fire Richard.
A labour of love. Another great image, Brian. Who`s that trying to get out from under the engine? (;o)
Brian Walbey: Thanks Rosalyn. I hadn't thought of your entertaining thought about the glove, I wonder if the judge will think that when I enter it in a club competition later this year.
  • Les Auld
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Aug 2010, 09:48
Another engine I have yet to see, I obviously missed a good event. Well caught Brian.
Brian Walbey: The Beattie was the main reason I went down to the gala les, I have been wanting to see it for ages. Next week features the engines and videos of nearly all of them in action including the Beattie.
Great candid, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Tom.
Lovely series, Brian, I am sure a couple of these will do very well in your club!!
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Marion. I am having this one printed for a club competition but usually, unless the judge like trains, they don't do very well I'm sad to say.
Good candid Brian of him doing his duties, Your treatment has worked really well on this one smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Linda. BTW I have just posted two more Flickr pictures from Loughborough Steve might like to see here http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianaw2010/
Very nice processing Brian. She is looking her shiny best
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Janet.
There are no clues that this is a modern day scene.
Brian Walbey: I think you are probably right Chad.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Aug 2010, 18:45
A very important job, Brian. They require a lot of TLC but they are worth it. I can almost smell the warm oil smile
Brian Walbey: This driver had been round giving it a really good oil-up ready for the next trip Alan.
niceeeeee!
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Kavita.
You kept the best one for the end of the series Brian!
Superb image.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, and this is my favourite of the five.
Loved the clarity Brian... Excellent pic..
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Arun.

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