Steam shuttle

by davidtrout

One from last September when a steam shuttle service was run on the East Coast Main Line between the National Railway Museum at York and the Locomotion Museum at Shildon. A steam engine worked at each end of the train. This is Class 5 No. 45305 at the front ready to return to York from Shildon. At the other end was the GWR Hall Class loco painted maroon to appear as the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films.
K5+DA*50-135mm lens.

Uploaded11/01/2012 - 15:48
Shutter Speed1/125
Focal Length50mm

Posted 11/01/2012 - 16:20 Link
Just superb, a classic shot of the classic era of railway. I am lucky enough to see these classic Steam Engines as I live in Somerset and we have the West Somerset Railway. My eldest daughter is lucky enough to live a few minutes walk from the Donniford Platform on the Bishops Lydeard to Minehead Line.
With more patience, practice and learning, I hope one day I will be able to take beautiful photos like this.
Jeremy 09 January 2012
Posted 11/01/2012 - 17:50 Link
Gorgeous shot, David. Oh how I love Black Fives...
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Posted 11/01/2012 - 19:00 Link
Yet another of your class engine shots, keep them coming.
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Posted 11/01/2012 - 20:08 Link
Great capture, sharp and bright!
Posted 11/01/2012 - 22:18 Link
Great shot of a classic locomotive David.

Hopefully (weather permitting!) we are off to the East Lancs Railway later this month for the 'Winter Steam Gala'link Looking forward to seeing the Duke again, also three Black Fives a Super D and 850 Lord Nelson are on the roster .

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Posted 12/01/2012 - 11:29 Link
A lovely shot David of supposedly the most reliable Balck 5 around, saw her many times last year.

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Posted 12/01/2012 - 11:59 Link
ELR steam gala Cliff? I wouldn't mind trying to get to that. I went on spec last summer only to find it was a diesel only day after I'd driven all the way from Durham. I'll keep in touch and let you know after I've run it past the boss.

Edited by davidtrout: 12/01/2012 - 12:03
Posted 12/01/2012 - 14:03 Link
davidtrout wrote:
I'll keep in touch and let you know after I've run it past the boss.


Look forward to hearing from you David.

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Posted 12/01/2012 - 15:28 Link
Excellent shot, David. I like the fine tonal range and the composition.
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