Steam train


Mike-P

Link Posted 02/07/2022 - 15:04
My second steam train in 14 years .... hitting the station at 6.50am, next station at 7.10am ... I know just the spot so I did a bit of scouting a couple of days ago and it was perfect, I should be able to catch the train as it came into sight and get a full length shot as it went past with the smoke billowing out of the chimneys.

Took days picking a camera and lens, decided on the K-1 and 28-105mm WR, got there at 6.30am, chose my spot eventually and waited.

So at 6.50am I knew it should be passing through Bournemouth train station which meant it would be with me within minutes, heard a train, raised the camera at the spot it should reveal itself and ..... Carriages are there alright but where's the bloody steam train then !!!

Please click on photo to get my full disappointment in all it's glory


Half a steam train by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr
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Last Edited by Mike-P on 02/07/2022 - 15:16

Urbanmeister

Link Posted 02/07/2022 - 15:55
Brilliant post, Mike. Made me laugh out loud. 'Disappointment' is still a good picture though. It just doesn't have the steam. I suppose you could have put in some 'steam' in post?

Who would know?
Be well, stay safe.

Mike-P

Link Posted 02/07/2022 - 16:24
It's supposedly coming back tonight around 10.30pm

I won't be there waiting !
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Chrism8

Link Posted 02/07/2022 - 16:46
Ah.... all that planning / prep and .........
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MrB

Link Posted 02/07/2022 - 17:34
When diesel fuel burns, it produces mainly water vapour (steam) and carbon dioxide, so I suppose it really was half a steam train!

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RobL

Link Posted 02/07/2022 - 17:38
Mike-P wrote:
It's supposedly coming back tonight around 10.30pm

I won't be there waiting !

A night shot could be pretty special - if it is a steam train that is. Maybe take a long telephoto as well, come on you know you want to!

womble

Link Posted 02/07/2022 - 17:48
Made me chuckle...
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LennyBloke

Link Posted 02/07/2022 - 18:40
Your lack of imagination is astounding Mike - I'm sure you could have used your editing skills to replace the diesel engine with a steam engine from your back catalogue
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Mike-P

Link Posted 02/07/2022 - 19:16
LennyBloke wrote:
Your lack of imagination is astounding Mike - I'm sure you could have used your editing skills to replace the diesel engine with a steam engine from your back catalogue

I did try Lenny but I just couldn't get it to look right


Marwell Train by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr
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Urbanmeister

Link Posted 03/07/2022 - 12:33
Mike-P wrote:
LennyBloke wrote:
Your lack of imagination is astounding Mike - I'm sure you could have used your editing skills to replace the diesel engine with a steam engine from your back catalogue

I did try Lenny but I just couldn't get it to look right


Marwell Train by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr

Why not? No-one would have noticed...
Be well, stay safe.

walkeja

Link Posted 03/07/2022 - 14:03
Pedantic post.
It is a steam locomotive. The locomotive and carriages are the train.
Being more pedantic, it is a railway station, unless you speak US English, that ignorant version of British English.
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Lubbyman

Link Posted 03/07/2022 - 16:03
walkeja wrote:

Being more pedantic, it is a railway station, unless you speak US English, that ignorant version of British English.

... Or unless you are South Western Railway, which runs trains through Bournemouth... Our Train Stations. Perhaps it's a west country thing and it travelled to the US with emigrant ships from Plymouth.

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