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Christmas Special

Shortly after the diesel train I showed yesterday had come past the reason for going out to this bridge arrived, namely the steam hauled special bound for Lincoln Christmas Market. Hauled by engine No.4965 Rood Ashton Hall she looked and sounded good out on the national main line travelling at speed, instead of being restricted to about 30mph.on a heritage line. sadly there is a bit of “noise” on this picture, the Sun decided to hide behind a cloud as the train passed and came out again immediately afterwards so I wasn’t able to achieve the best of exposures, even at 800ISO.

 

Christmas Special

Shortly after the diesel train I showed yesterday had come past the reason for going out to this bridge arrived, namely the steam hauled special bound for Lincoln Christmas Market. Hauled by engine No.4965 Rood Ashton Hall she looked and sounded good out on the national main line travelling at speed, instead of being restricted to about 30mph.on a heritage line. sadly there is a bit of “noise” on this picture, the Sun decided to hide behind a cloud as the train passed and came out again immediately afterwards so I wasn’t able to achieve the best of exposures, even at 800ISO.

 

comments (15)

Thats more like it, Brian! great stuff. smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frank. It ran through my way again yesterday, I arrived about three of four minutes too late to see it!!!
  • Frances
  • United States
  • 17 Feb 2013, 00:22
Your picture yesterday was great Brian, but today you go one better, with this great shot of a steam train, rolling through the English countryside. The steam is fantastic. A wonderful image.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frances, it's nice that some of you ladies appreciate the big boys toys some of older men on here remember.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Feb 2013, 00:51
Don't worry about the "noise", Brian...you got a great cloud of smoke.
Brian Walbey: Yes it was smoking well that day.
It's a beautiful engine! (Take note... I'm learning... I said "engine", not "train"!)
Brian Walbey: Well done Elizabeth, we'll make a train fan of you yet smile
cool timing on the steam
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Feb 2013, 07:57
Never mind Brian: grain or not it looks magnificent
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris. It came through again yesterday, I arrived a matter of minutes too late to see it!!!!!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 17 Feb 2013, 08:58
She is producing much steam -puf- puff- puff! The German phrase 'Dampf machen'/making steam means to shake s.o.'s leg!
Brian Walbey: This time of year is good for steam, in the summer there isn't any, something to do with air temperatures.
The quintessential steam engine image, Brian. Wonderful!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Beverly.
These are the engines I grew up with!!
Brian Walbey: I guess they were Bill, they were a very rare sight for me except when I went through London on holidays.
  • Richard T
  • Back in Leicester
  • 17 Feb 2013, 18:09
I think the engine drivers love to make their engine look evocative by upping the smoke outlet and steam outlets.
Brian Walbey: It is a well known practice that they do that for enthusiasts from time to time.
Noise is not a problem here Brian. Great capture!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, it brightened up a little just before the train came along.
Wow!! ... this is a great capture Brian... well framed to cath the motion of engine No.4965 ....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter, I usually shot about four or five shots as the train approaches zooming back as it gets closer, the position of the motion is a little bit of luck.
Fine action shot, nonetheless, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Feb 2013, 21:47
Despite this being a Great Western locomotive, it is still very impressive and, like you, it looks even better when pushed like this rather than its normal duties on a heritage line. I like the plume of steam. My favourite Hall class locomotive is "B*gger Hall"smile Are those British coaches? The bit i can see looks European.
Brian Walbey: Despite not being a GWR fan, coming from the East, I don't mind seeing their old locos in this situation. The coaches are the old BR Mark II stock, a bit more comfortable than the usual excursion Mark I stock. I have come across your favourite Hall class quite a lot of times during my lifetime, especially when Maureen asked me what I have planned for the day ahead smile
You've caught the power and movement very well, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Graeme. Are you aware that almost every weekend and sometimes during the week steam hauled excursion trains run up your way to and from Kings Cross should you ever fancy going out with your camera. This website http://www.uksteam.info/index.htm lists every steam train, just follow through on the link called Steam Tours and you end up with each train, and nearer the time, full details of its expected running and passing times.

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