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photoblog image Great Central Railway - November, 2015 1/7

Great Central Railway - November, 2015 1/7

LEICESTER HERE WE COME

Ex British Railways.Class 9F, no.92214 eases into the up platform with a stopping train for Leicester North. Taken at Quorn station during the ‘Final Fling’ gala at the Great Central Railway on 21st.November last year.

Great Central Railway - November, 2015 1/7

LEICESTER HERE WE COME

Ex British Railways.Class 9F, no.92214 eases into the up platform with a stopping train for Leicester North. Taken at Quorn station during the ‘Final Fling’ gala at the Great Central Railway on 21st.November last year.

comments (17)

A great shot from down low - and perfect in B&W... though I'm not sure I like that you were in the middle of the tracks!!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth, another one on Wednesday from almost the same spot but a bit more dramatic. Oh and I was leaning on a gate across the track to take this along with several other photographers, it is a popular viewpoint.
Ce train est magnifique.
Brian Walbey: Still going strong for an old one Martine.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 8 Feb 2016, 06:20
You must have enjoyed that day, Brian
Brian Walbey: It was a short afternoon visit Lisl, time to watch a few trains and have a nice lunch in the tearoom there. Oh and the wind was blowing like mad, sadly I don't know that particular winds name smile
This is fabulous, Brian. So much to see...including, of course, the vanishing-point perspective. smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ginnie, a popular spot for taking shots at this station. Another one on Wednesday from almost the same spot but a bit more dramatic.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 Feb 2016, 07:25
A lovely period image Brian, the whisp of steam from the loco is important
Brian Walbey: A good spot to take photos like this at Quorn. Another one on Wednesday from almost the same spot but a bit more dramatic.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 Feb 2016, 07:38
A great conversion. I like the vanishing point under the bridge - something very classic about it.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Louis, this is a very good place on this heritage railway for taking pictures, another one on Wednesday from almost the same spot but a bit more dramatic.
A wonderful timeless image Brian! B&W is perfect here.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, another one on Wednesday from almost the same spot but a bit more dramatic.
You always have perfect compositions, Brian. Good work all around.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mary, I try and do a fairly good composition with every photo I take, even family ones which irritates Maureen at times! Another one on Wednesday from almost the same spot but a bit more dramatic.
Super shot, Brian, best unamed loco's I think, I used to love seeing these.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frank, I never used to see these round where I lived off the Hitchin/Cambridge branch out of Kings Cross, but they were very fine engines definitely not used to their full life span.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 8 Feb 2016, 11:10
This is a wonderful point of view. And what a great picture. LOVE the B&W it ads to the picture.
Fabulous, just fabulous.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid. This is a very popular viewpoint at this particular station, another one on Wednesday from almost the same spot but a bit more dramatic.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Feb 2016, 12:29
A glorious sight. Such a shame that this class never really saw much use before they were retired from active service (but then were easier to restore, I guess). I like the glimpse of the signals under the bridge.
Brian Walbey: Yes they were almost lined up for scrapping within a short while of being introduced. I think this ones ticket expires in a short while which will be a disappointment.
Very impressive Brian, like the sight of the Flying Scotman on the news the other day.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chad. The Scotsman looked good didn't she.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Feb 2016, 15:39
What a great picture - and ... only one man in an anorak, where are all the others? smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Anne. The others were with me taking a similar picture, mind you it was a warm coat day rather than an anorak one.
A fine old engine!
Brian Walbey: Very fine workhorses, scrapped well before their time was up.
Cracking picture Brian. These fine locomotives came far too late
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill. They came too late and were scrapped too early IMHO.
magnificent in b&w Brian... it is timeless... i like your point of view from the siding track....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks peter. There is a gate across the siding I am leaning over so it is a good and safe place to take this sort of image.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Feb 2016, 06:13
What an unusual configuration, Brian...it looks like 2.10.0?

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