brianaw

19 Oct 2009 224 views
 
supporter of
atom rss 1.0 rss 2.0
web browser google del.icio.us digg technorati
| lost password
birth date
cancel
photoblog image A Great Central Visit  1/6

A Great Central Visit 1/6

I said during a recent posting we visited the Great Central Railway at Loughborough recently.  There was very little happening but I used my new G10 to take a few shots anyway and this week you will see some of them.

This is a line up of only a few of the diesel locomotives now down at Loughborough.  I don't profess to know much about diesels but there is one in tomorrows and Saturdays images that always remind me of the East Coast Main Line, I'll leave you to guess what it might be.

We are away until Wednesday, I will endeavour to catch up with your comments and postings after that.

 

A Great Central Visit 1/6

I said during a recent posting we visited the Great Central Railway at Loughborough recently.  There was very little happening but I used my new G10 to take a few shots anyway and this week you will see some of them.

This is a line up of only a few of the diesel locomotives now down at Loughborough.  I don't profess to know much about diesels but there is one in tomorrows and Saturdays images that always remind me of the East Coast Main Line, I'll leave you to guess what it might be.

We are away until Wednesday, I will endeavour to catch up with your comments and postings after that.

 

comments (14)

The Scotrail Large Loco Class 37s were one of my favourite liveries for diesels, to my mind a classic engine in many ways and best of breed. The 40s were a close runner-up though. A grand image to illustrate the diversity of the early diesels.
Brian Walbey: They have a really good selection of diesels at Loughborough these days Les, this is just a few of them.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Oct 2009, 01:15
Nice one, Brian.

I like the old Signal House, and wonder if anyone lives there now?
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray. The little building has recently been turned in to some sort of meeting room I think.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 19 Oct 2009, 02:21
If anyone knows about these locomotives, Brian, it would be Les! I bet the two of you would have a heyday comparing notes.
Brian Walbey: A few Sundays ago we were on a coach outing in Yorkshire and saw a road sign for a steam railway centre just 1/4 mile away. It now appears Les was there as we drove by, how close can one get without meeting.
trains . . great subjects. So many details...
Cheers
Rob
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Rob, thanks for your comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Oct 2009, 05:44
A nice line up. I could tell you all about these things - but I don't wish to bore the international audience
Brian Walbey: You wouldn't bore me Chris. Next time perhaps.
Don't know a thing about diesels but this looks a good collection
Brian Walbey: This is only part of the collection Bill, they have quite a few more.
What a collection of engines. All lined up looking for work.
Brian Walbey: They have quite a big collection Sheila, and I think most are in running order.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 19 Oct 2009, 08:15
Les knows more about trains than anyone l have ever met, he is a regular encyclopedia
Brian Walbey: I told Ginnie that a few weeks back, unknowingly, I passed within about a quarter of a mile of Les who was at a railway centre I couldn't call in at becuase I was on a coach at the time.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Oct 2009, 09:14
I know little about diesels but I do know that they have a large following. I like the line up here; well captured.
Brian Walbey: They have a good selection at Lougborough Alan, I'm not all that knowledeable about them though.
A wonderful timeless image Brian!
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Richard, most of these types are now life expired.
I knew that was KLoughborough from the thumb Brian.

I must get over there sometime ... erhaps we could meet up.

richard
Brian Walbey: If you do go over to Loughborough let me know Richard and I will see if I can make it.
My husband used to live in Loughborough, I will show him this later to see if he can remember it.
Brian Walbey: Good idea Linda, if not this one he might recognise some from later in the week.
Something about railways Brian, and I can see your fascination.
Brian Walbey: But I'm not really a diesel fan janet but there were no steams ones about at the time.
Are these not in use now? They still look good though Brian.
Brian Walbey: They are well looked after Ron and I think most of them can still run.

Leave a comment

must fill in
[stop comment form]
show
for this photo I'm in a any and all comments icon ShMood©
camera Canon PowerShot G10
exposure mode program mode
shutterspeed 1/500s
aperture f/4.0
sensitivity ISO100
focal length 9.8mm
Cromer Pier 2/7Cromer Pier 2/7
A Great Central Visit  2/6A Great Central ...
Seen And Heard  7/7Seen And Heard ...

Warning