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Britain's most modern steam locomotive, Tornado, made history this week taking over a regular mainline passenger train schedule. For three days it worked the route of the Settle and Carlisle Railway between Skipton and Appleby. This was the first time for a regular steam service on the British mainline since steam was replaced by diesel and electric power in 1968.
Here Tornado and it's train of eight packed passenger coaches, an engineers' support coach plus a 100+ton diesel speed over the summit of the line at Aisgill on the border between North Yorkshire and Cumbria. This is the highest point on a main railway line in England.
The diesel was there to provide power for passenger heating in the carriages. The only assistance I saw it give Tornado was in starting up the incline out of Kirkby Stephen when Tornado went into a wheel spin. A slight nudge from the diesel was all Tornado needed to get a grip and rapidly accelerate the train.
K3+D FA* 70-200mm lens. This new lens is a cracker, I decided to get this rather than going for the full frame K1. For now.
By: davidtrout
Added: 17/02/2017 - 15:45
Views: 65
Likes: 4
Category: Transport
Tags: Tornado, Aisgill, Settle and Carlisle, steam, DFT
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 17/02/2017 - 16:39
Nice
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pauljay

Link Posted 17/02/2017 - 17:25
Magical shot!
Paul.

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
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derek897

Link Posted 17/02/2017 - 19:47
Really nice shot.
And people say Pentax cant track
I know what i like, If not always why.

Jumbo48

Link Posted 17/02/2017 - 19:57
Superb shot and really atmospheric, thanks for sharing.
Regards John/Jumbo

tommyt

Link Posted 18/02/2017 - 00:44
Super shot David,love the composition on the bend and the way the fence on the right brings the eye back down to the loco. Very atmospheric and the lamp lit up on the front of the loco just makes the shot extra- special for me. I saw Tornado when it came to Shildon but never like this...Great shot..Regards...tommyt.

senn

Link Posted 18/02/2017 - 07:46
pauljay wrote:
Magical shot!

.. indeed !
senn
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pgweber

Link Posted 23/02/2017 - 13:34
You've caught her giving off a good display of exhaust but the composition is a little too head on for my liking, David.

The lens results look nice and sharp and that's an apt title - wonder where you got the idea?



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Last Edited by pgweber on 23/02/2017 - 13:34

davidtrout

Link Posted 23/02/2017 - 14:48
pgweber wrote:
You've caught her giving off a good display of exhaust but the composition is a little too head on for my liking, David.

The lens results look nice and sharp and that's an apt title - wonder where you got the idea?



https://www.pentaxuser.com/photo/user-5416/over-the-top-51147

Because the train is shot coming over the summit at Aisgill Peter. I try to get away from the traditional 3/4 front view which so many railway photographers go for, including the railway magazine editors. Its OK sometimes but it gets boring when many train pictures look the same. I like to try different angles, although I consider this shot of Tornado pretty traditional but the composition, as described by tommyt appealed to me. I'd rather get a steam train coming round a bend, or better still, blasting out from under a bridge or a tunnel with steam and smoke scattering all over the place.
David

PS I've just followed the link you gave and I see what you mean. You used the same title for a train near the same location back in 2012. Get your lawyers to talk to mine about breach of copyright.
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Last Edited by davidtrout on 23/02/2017 - 15:01
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