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photoblog image Auto-train At Quorn Re-visited

Auto-train At Quorn Re-visited

Converted to monochrome in Lightroom 4 with a final edit in Photoshop CS3. (6/21)  You can see the colour shot I posted of this unusual rail vehicle [ here ] to compare the two. This is the only time I have seen one of these in action, although Bill, Chris and perhaps some other SC rail enthusiasts might remember seeing these on local services in their part of the country when they were young.

 

Auto-train At Quorn Re-visited

Converted to monochrome in Lightroom 4 with a final edit in Photoshop CS3. (6/21)  You can see the colour shot I posted of this unusual rail vehicle [ here ] to compare the two. This is the only time I have seen one of these in action, although Bill, Chris and perhaps some other SC rail enthusiasts might remember seeing these on local services in their part of the country when they were young.

 

comments (8)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 Jun 2013, 07:04
I prefer this b&w version Brian. When I was young, before the DMU revolution, these auto trailers worked a lot of the smaller branch lines in the west. The West Somerset Railway is in the process of restoring one from scrap at present

http://www.auto169.co.uk/
Brian Walbey: Interesting link Chris, thanks for that. I never saw one of these at all in the real times back then.
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk ... where the sun rises almost first in uk
  • 8 Jun 2013, 08:23
Interesting image Brian ... I think, that the rear carriage of the train in the film 'The Railway Children' was one of these.
Brian Walbey: You are correct Richard, very similar in design.
nice back in time mood
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Jun 2013, 10:07
They were the life blood of many a rural branch line. Love the clouds of steam.
Brian Walbey: They were indeed Alan, I never actually saw one in those times.
oh super la vapeur du train car on dirait un nuage
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much for your comment.
It seems to be a heavy carriage! I love the steam.
Brian Walbey: Yes they look as though they were solidly built.
Reading your excellent description of these, Brian, it seems an ingenious arrangement.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Graeme, coming from East Anglia I never actually saw any of these until this preserved one came to Loughborough.
There's no caboose!
Brian Walbey: I love that American word for what we call a Guards Van. These units worked on a push/pull basis so no caboose, just the driver in the front of the carriage when they went in that direction.

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