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photoblog image GCR Winter Gala - January, 2012 5/7

GCR Winter Gala - January, 2012 5/7

This ex London and South West Class M7 tank locomotive was making its first visit to the Great Central Railway and is seen here hauling a passenger train south to Leicester North. Once again I was with Les Auld as this train went past who took this one a second or two earlier.

Photographed at Quorn on the Great Central Railway, 28th.January, 2012.

 

GCR Winter Gala - January, 2012 5/7

This ex London and South West Class M7 tank locomotive was making its first visit to the Great Central Railway and is seen here hauling a passenger train south to Leicester North. Once again I was with Les Auld as this train went past who took this one a second or two earlier.

Photographed at Quorn on the Great Central Railway, 28th.January, 2012.

 

comments (22)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 18 May 2012, 01:49
I like the capture of smoke and steam
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 18 May 2012, 05:00
You and Les do get around when it comes to these trains, Brian. I love it.
Brian Walbey: Well Les does Ginnie, this place is about 3 hours from his home but only 20 minutes from mine.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 18 May 2012, 05:22
Did you keep record of all the trains you see? I bet that are many. This is a beauty again.
Brian Walbey: I used to "trainspot" in the 50's as a lad with my train number book, these days it is just a photography hobby if and when I get to a steam railway. This one just happens to be about 20 minutes from our home.
I can hear the engineer calling out "More Coal!!!"... great capture Brian... it's blowing out black smokegrin....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter. The drivers/engineers like to put on a good show for the spectators and photographers when they depart from stations, hence all the steam and smoke.
I'm still learning so much about trains on SC. Nice.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Jacquelyn, there are actually a lot of ladies who are interested in trains.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 18 May 2012, 06:45
I like all the smoke and steam in this one, Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes the driver was putting on a good show for we punters, they can do things to make it smoke and steam more apparently.
  • Richard Trim
  • I am in Surrey for a few days
  • 18 May 2012, 07:13
''Push the steam out driver the snappers want an ecocative image.''
Brian Walbey: Yes the driver put a good show on here Richard.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 May 2012, 07:19
The M7s were a very common sight near me. Southampton Docks and the Lymington branch I believe used these. I like the steam escaping from just about everywhere.
Brian Walbey: They are a class I'm not too familiar with Alan not living near the SR. when I was young. I'd be a bit worried about all the escaping steam if I owned the engine I think.
  • Anyes
  • Canada
  • 18 May 2012, 07:31
Your colours and the composition are so life like Brian. smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Anyes.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 May 2012, 07:40
It's leaking steam a bit
Brian Walbey: I would be a bit worried about that if it was my engine Chris.
Wonderful Brian. Full steam ahead
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Janet.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 May 2012, 08:41
'Letting off steam' as we still say!
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Mike, the driver put on a good show for us punters on the lineside.
A fine series of train pictures Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Bill.
some pollution from that one, haha
Brian Walbey: I'm not too much into "green" matters Chad, the more smoke and steam the better as far as I'm concerned, it makes for a good picture. Sorry I called you Chad Chantal which is the following comment to yours for me to reply to, sorry.
Your enthusiasm is clear to see Brian and I am sure that you had a wonderful time with Les.
Brian Walbey: WE did have a good time Chad, Les usually finds his way to Quorn during the morning when the big galas are on, I just look out for his big hat, not sure if you've seen that though.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 May 2012, 10:17
Even though the steam obliterates a lot of the detail, Brian, it adds a lot of atmosphere.
Brian Walbey: The driver put on a good show for we punters Ray, makes for a good shot as you say.
very nice take, once again Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Juan.
Another great capture in this fine series Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Fred.
All that steam & smoke, creates an anticipation for the veil to lift - very nice Brian smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin, all thanks to the driver, they can conjure up this smoke somehow or other just for us punters.
A fine collection of GCR images Brian, and thanks for the mention.
Brian Walbey: A pleasure Les, thanks for your comment.
I love all your railway pictures. They always make me smile. Steam engines seem so alive. Cheers, Dave.
Brian Walbey: I'm pleased you like these pictures Dave, thanks for your comment.
The engine is beautifully wrapped in smoke!
Great capture Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard. The driver was putting on a great show for we spectators.

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