Steam in the high Pennines


Link Posted 18/04/2019 - 09:51
Mainline steam
Up in the high Pennines for more mainline steam train photography. First up: 'The Citadel' special from Manchester to Carlisle speeding over Dandry Mire Viaduct at Garsdale double headed by two Class 5s. Really shifting with the two Fives making easy work of the ten coach train on the long climb to Ais Gill Summit.... Then a couple of hours later Tornado on the same line photographed at Culgaith with the Border Raider express from Birmingham to Carlisle.
This is the line British Rail wanted to shut down in the 1980s but it was saved by public protest and the then Transport Minister Michael Portillo.
K3+D FA*70-200mm lens



Link Posted 18/04/2019 - 10:48
Hi David
All nice photos, I really like the 2 one as it shows
The viaduct as well
Not much steam down our end
cheers Neil
pentax k3 k5 super A da* 300 f4 da*50-135 f 2.8 smc 50mm f1.7 af 360 fgz pentax1.4xhd converter
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Last Edited by gtis on 18/04/2019 - 10:49


Link Posted 18/04/2019 - 10:55
Lovely set David and so nice to see, that 70-200 is a superb lens.
Regards John/Jumbo


Link Posted 18/04/2019 - 11:52
Yes, I think I like the second image best, for the composition as much as anything else.

I was going to take some last Saturday but both (one was the Border Raider, in your lower image) were on electrified lines near me, so I'm waiting until the 27th to catch the Chester Venturer somewhere.
Real name: Mike Edwards. My homage to seventies Vauxhalls:

Camera - Pentax Kx, 18-55 kit lens, 18-200 Sigma, 50-500 Sigma, 500mm Tamron mirror
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