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GCR 6th.October, 2012 3/7

Steaming quietly ex LMS Ivatt 2-6-0 Class 2 No.46521 waits the all clear to take the up main line tender first towards Leicester after having been turned on the new turntable. Photograph taken during the Great Central Railway Autumn Gala at Quorn.

 

GCR 6th.October, 2012 3/7

Steaming quietly ex LMS Ivatt 2-6-0 Class 2 No.46521 waits the all clear to take the up main line tender first towards Leicester after having been turned on the new turntable. Photograph taken during the Great Central Railway Autumn Gala at Quorn.

 

comments (22)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Dec 2012, 00:45
There is nothing [except, perhaps, the signal controller] in this image that couldn't have also been there 50 years ago, Brian...nice!
Brian Walbey: Even the signal might have been there 50 years ago Ray, it suits the period.
I love this angle Brian... i can feel the power from this great locomotive....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Yes it was a great opportunity to take an engine at rest in a working setting.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Dec 2012, 06:35
A fine piece of backlighting here Brian: that steam gives the picture real atmosphere
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris. The light was very kind for me that morning.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Dec 2012, 08:09
Lovely! You've done well with the backlighting to get plenty of detail in the front of the loco. Lots of atmosphere in this.
Brian Walbey: The light and steam played just right for me Alan.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Dec 2012, 08:12
Gotta love your toys, Brian. A train seems appropriate at Christmastime. smile
Brian Walbey: This railway runs Santa Specials for families during December, as do most heritage railways, and the original number of trains sold out so quickly that extra ones have been added to the schedules throughout the month.
  • Sally
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Dec 2012, 08:21
Wonderful Bill.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sally.
Nicely atmospheric picture Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes I was lucky with both the light and the steam Bill.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Dec 2012, 08:31
I am surprised that you are able to walk between the tracks. You get the best pictures though smile
Brian Walbey: There is a low fence just below the camera position Astrid which I leaned over to get this shot, although I'ma member/supporter of the railway it costs considerably more to have a pass allowing one to go out on to the tracks and embankments.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Dec 2012, 08:48
Great composition Brian - guessing that is you reflected in the smokebox door.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mike. It might be me but there were a lot of other people round me, this is a favourite spot for photos.
watch out, he is coming right at me
Brian Walbey: It seems that way doesn't it, fortunately the track goes off to the left.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 19 Dec 2012, 10:17
Good capture Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 19 Dec 2012, 10:56
It is steaming well Brian. I watched the second episode, thanks for the prompt.
Brian Walbey: She looks good steaming quietly away but at rest. Glad you caught the programme, I enjoyed it myself.
Why does an engine surrounded by steam always seem so romantic? Why does the sound and smell arouse excitement and joy in people who otherwise have no interest in trains?
Brian Walbey: I guess being a boy who grew up in the 50's.liking trains was part of the scene then, there is something quite spectacular with a steam engine one doesn't get with diesels and electrics.
Another good shot,Brian,I'm enjoying this series.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Frank.
Wow, there's an imposing subject! Great shot Brian smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Martin.
Great power but so gentle in the way the smoke blends in with the clouds.
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed, it looks so docile steaming away quietly to itself doesn't it.
Great point of view with siding providing a strong additional angle Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Fred, this shot is thanks to the new siding and turntable installed late last year.
Great capture Brian. You take us some decades back...
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, more decades than I care to admit to smile
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Dec 2012, 17:41
Super shot Brian and thank you for the link for all those train shots. I've always thought one of the organised train trips across Canada would be rather spectacular.
Brian Walbey: Thanks John. I know people who have done the Canadian trip and they say at times times it is very spectacular.
Nice presentation, Brian - one of your best.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Tom, since they installed a turntable this shot has become available, this loco has just backed down after being turned.
What a great series this is turning out to be Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
Great angle, Brian. Love that steam.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Graeme. They installed a turntable last year and this loco has just backed down towards the main line after being turned.

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