Britannia Class at Appleby today

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Like Cliff I was out at the lineside photgraphing Britannia Class Pacific Oliver Cromwell on a special express today. I caught it at Appleby on the Settle and Carlisle line late this afternoon. Thanks to Pete Weber for directions to a lineside spot at Shap earlier. Lighting conditions were better at Appleby than Shap.
19/03/2010 - 20:12davidtrout
Shutter Speed1/160
Focal Length50mm


Link Posted 19/03/2010 - 20:34
This is the class of main line passenger locomotive I remember the most as a kid, and the last time I saw 70013 was back in 1968 at Wigan north Western station just before the end of steam. Its been a nostalgic day for me to say the least.

Great shot David, Isn't she a beauty.

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Link Posted 19/03/2010 - 20:45
Hello David,

Another good pic here.

Reading your EXIF data you were up against it for the light, f5 @ 1/160- so it must have been grim at Greenholme/Shap.

Nevertheless, hope you enjoyed the sight (and smells) of this one.


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Link Posted 19/03/2010 - 20:47
Like Cliffs another great shot of a wonderful loco, I agree with Cliff she is a beauty. Well done.
Regards John/Jumbo


Link Posted 19/03/2010 - 20:49
There was no shortage of light at Shap Peter. The sun was shining almost directly into the lens and the quality of my pictures there wasn't too good. At Appleby the train was moving slowly and not charging up the bank full pelt as it was on the climb to Shap.
PS Just to see and hear the Britannia working really hard with 13 coaches on the climb to Shap at about 40mph was terrific.
If I can rescue one of the RAW images from Shap that's worth public viewing I'll post one later.
Last Edited by davidtrout on 19/03/2010 - 21:05
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