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After a murky day with poor light the evening got brighter about 6pm today, just as this LMS Class 8F was forging up the climb from the Eden Valley at Kirkby Stephen to Ais Gill summit in the Cumbrian Pennines. It was the Waverley charter express returning from Carlisle to York. This is a freight locomotive not built for express passenger trains but it's cleared to run at 60mph and it can certainly shift a heavy load up a steep incline.
K10+FA 70-200mm lens at 200mm. This old lens from my film camera days snaps into focus quicker than my DA*50-135mm lens when the camera is on drive which is great for action shots.
25/07/2010 - 23:07davidtrout
Shutter Speed1/640
Focal Length200mm


Link Posted 26/07/2010 - 10:57
The black eights and black fives where the stalwarts in the Northwest towards the end of steam. The last remaining steam locomotive on Springs Branch (Wigan)was an 8F, 48752 if memory serves me correctly!.

Great shot once again David and with lots of smoke just how we like em

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Link Posted 26/07/2010 - 11:02
Thanks Cliff. The 8F was really working hard up here with a 500 ton train, and going faster than freight engines generally did in their working days.
This looks a little dark on here, on my monitor it's fine although I kept the exposure down to maintain a richness in the colour.
Last Edited by davidtrout on 26/07/2010 - 11:03


Link Posted 26/07/2010 - 11:04
I bet this would look good in B+W David

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Link Posted 26/07/2010 - 11:05


Link Posted 26/07/2010 - 17:54
Its sure a damn good shot David.....

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Link Posted 26/07/2010 - 18:03
It has Pentax quality written all over it!....a wonderful image David!..............Ken DS ,DA18/55,DA16/45.DA* 50/135,"A"1.7 50MM..."A" 70/210..M 50mm f2...Tamron 90mm macro,28/300 Tamron,200/500 Tamron 6.9....A Pentax DA*300... Sigma10/20,FA31mm 1.8 Ltd*********,FA 77mm Ltd!


Link Posted 29/07/2010 - 07:23
Very pleasing colour rendition and another super capture of an engine hard at work.

I especially like the texture, shadow and tones of the exhaust.

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