Modern Rail Traction


Link Posted 25/08/2020 - 15:27
Great, love them all. They really beg for the wide angle shot when in the station.



Link Posted 25/08/2020 - 20:58
davidtrout wrote:
MrB wrote:
They really do look sleek, colourful and modern in the first two captures, David - which lens(es)/focal length(s) were used? The third is also fascinating for the apparent chaos of the overhead electrics!


I used a Sigma 10-20mm lens set at 10mm on the K70 for the close views and a D FA*70-200mm zoom on the K3 for the longer view of the train approaching the station under the wires. That castle in the background is Newcastle Keep which in my schooldays hundreds of boys used as a grandstand for trainspotting.

Can't promise it was a Pentax photo though but probably was c.1950
John K


Link Posted 26/08/2020 - 08:53
That brings back memories John.... I can't recognise me among those boys with their Ian Allan ABCs but I reckon that grimy loco pulling out of the station with a Scottish bound express is a V2. It must have been a Heaton or Gateshead based loco, not an Edinburgh Haymarket or St Margarets based one as the Scottish Region kept their fleet much cleaner than the North Eastern Region.


Link Posted 27/08/2020 - 12:54
Cracking images David. The 3rd image is screaming for a mono conversion.....

Best regards


Link Posted 27/08/2020 - 14:53
K10D wrote:
Cracking images David. The 3rd image is screaming for a mono conversion.....

Best regards

Mono? Here goes Gary... please forgive the colour pop, couldn't resist it.
Thanks for the interest.



Link Posted 27/08/2020 - 18:08
Well processed David. Colour pop looks well suited to the image as the train is too new to look period.

Best regards


Link Posted 28/08/2020 - 16:10
Great pics and great times.

Sadly kids would get bullied for trainspotting nowadays
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