A hefty push


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Class 5 loco 'Eric Treacy' gave Flying Scotsman a massive push up the incline out of Grosmont with the first train of the day to Pickering on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Photographers lining the railway cursed because Flying Scotsman ran for hundreds of yards after starting with the cylinder cocks wide open. It totally obliterated the view with a cloud of superheated steam. But the Class 5 on the rear made up for it with a volcanic display of power that provided better pictures.
K5+DA*16-50mm lens
18/03/2016 - 15:21davidtrout
CategoryTransport
Shutter Speed1/250
Aperturef/7.1
LensN/A
ISO640
Focal Length31mm
Views/Likes71/2

paulb531

Link Posted 18/03/2016 - 16:59
Not a train buff but this is an excellent photo.

Regards

Paul

senn

Link Posted 18/03/2016 - 18:30
here is another take only you do keep the secret of know-how David .. admirable picture mate
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Last Edited by senn on 18/03/2016 - 18:41

McBrian

Link Posted 18/03/2016 - 18:49
Nicely captured, especially like the big kid at the window, my mum used to give be a bollocking for rolling down the door window
Cheers
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 18/03/2016 - 18:58
Terrific pyrotechnics.
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 18/03/2016 - 19:06
It works...a good compo
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davidwozhere

Link Posted 19/03/2016 - 00:52
Superclag - love it!
How many did it have on to need a banker? (or were they afraid of breaking it)
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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davidtrout

Link Posted 19/03/2016 - 12:51
davidwozhere wrote:
Superclag - love it!
How many did it have on to need a banker? (or were they afraid of breaking it)

Only eight coaches but the gradient is steep, somewhere in the 1 in 40s part of the way. It was also quite damp and the rails were greasy. The big wheel Pacifics don't handle too well on very steep climbs. I once saw Sir Nigel Gresley at the same spot spinning like mad trying to get a grip with just eight coaches.
Scotsman was not being pushed but the class 5 was really working hard and kept going into wheel spins which were expertly controlled by the driver.
Thanks for the comments all.

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Rees

Link Posted 20/03/2016 - 10:28
Classic steam photography and you have caught it well.
A Black and White conversion maybe?
Not everything in life is Black & White, If only it were!
Kind Regards,
Rees

pauljay

Link Posted 23/03/2016 - 07:43
That climb up to Goathland is a killer! 'Eric' at his best!
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pixelshot

Link Posted 27/03/2016 - 19:00
Great looking shot and info..
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