brianaw

15 Aug 2010 262 views
 
supporter of
atom rss 1.0 rss 2.0
web browser google del.icio.us digg technorati
| lost password
birth date
cancel
photoblog image GCR Golden Oldies Gala - The Locos 7/7

GCR Golden Oldies Gala - The Locos 7/7

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 will feature some of the very old locomotives 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 O4 is one of the stalwarts of the GCR fleet having been restored here some years ago, much of the funding coming from public subscriptions.  It is owned by the nation via the National Railway Museum at York.

Designed by J.G.Robinson for the Great Central Railway, No. 63601 was built in 1911 at the company's Gorton works. They were required urgently for freight on the expanding company's network - particularly to service the new docks at Immingham and move coal across the Pennines.

The full set of my photographs from the gala can be viewed at my Flickr site here

Thankyou for all the lovely comments this series has attracted, including the ladies, they are very much appreciated.

 

GCR Golden Oldies Gala - The Locos 7/7

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 will feature some of the very old locomotives 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 O4 is one of the stalwarts of the GCR fleet having been restored here some years ago, much of the funding coming from public subscriptions.  It is owned by the nation via the National Railway Museum at York.

Designed by J.G.Robinson for the Great Central Railway, No. 63601 was built in 1911 at the company's Gorton works. They were required urgently for freight on the expanding company's network - particularly to service the new docks at Immingham and move coal across the Pennines.

The full set of my photographs from the gala can be viewed at my Flickr site here

Thankyou for all the lovely comments this series has attracted, including the ladies, they are very much appreciated.

 

comments (5)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Aug 2010, 06:10
Hmmmm! I just noticed it doesn't have a cow-catcher!

Great pic in the great series, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Ray.
  • Alan
  • Somewhere in Shropshire
  • 15 Aug 2010, 07:30
She look a bit a jeep - "just enough essential parts". She has very uncluttered lines; very different to American and European locos. She also looks like she's been used well with some dirt and grime - good to see. A worthy investment of my money!
Brian Walbey: yes this is owned by the nation Alan and is very well looked after at Loughborough.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 15 Aug 2010, 09:25
Great series Brian, the level of enthusiasm for restoring trains over yhere is amazing
Brian Walbey: Well over here is where trains first started Tony and we Brits took them to the rest of the world, just about the only decent thing we have done I reckon.
Nice image, Brian. One of my uncles was a driver on the west coast line, based at Carnforth.
Brian Walbey: Shame you couldn't get a ride with your uncle Tom.
This is a lovely old Girl!!
nice shot
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Rob.

Leave a comment

must fill in
[stop comment form]
show
for this photo I'm in a any and all comments icon ShMood©
camera Olympus E-300
exposure mode program mode
shutterspeed 1/125s
aperture f/6.3
sensitivity ISO200
focal length 37.0mm
Coming Up In 2020 -  1 of ..........Coming Up In 202...
Jamie's Farm #1Jamie's Farm #1
GCR Golden Oldies Gala - The Locos 6/7GCR Golden Oldie...

Warning