Smoky Start

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Sorry all, for the self indulgence of three steam engines.

Sometimes railway photography can just be a record shot, but at other times it can convey atmosphere and emotion.

Today I am showing "Black Five" 45407 struggling to get it's train moving after a water stop in the Southern outskirts of Sheffield.

Being a moderate sized engine the heavy train almost proved too much for it to restart.

It took a good few minutes belching smoke and steam skywards and a few roars of exhaust as the wheels spun uncontrolled before the engine established a steady beat and set forth.

The train was a day trip from Stockport to the Keighley & Worth Valley railway on 29th June 2008, seen here on it's return journey. It was shot with K10D/Samsung 50-200 in PEF format & converted in Sikypix.
08/03/2010 - 14:17pgweber
Shutter Speed1/125
Focal Length200mm


Link Posted 08/03/2010 - 14:36
Dont be sorry Peter these are superb shots

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Link Posted 08/03/2010 - 14:38
Great shot. Lots of 'spotters'on the bridge!!!


Link Posted 08/03/2010 - 15:41
Don't apologise! (Makes a change from all the bird shots!)

One of my favourite engines but my son, a dyed in the wool Great Western man, loves it when a Black Five comes to the West Somerset, as it always has problems lifting a train out of Bishops' Lydeard, a task one of his beloved Manors can do with ease!

Brilliant pyrotechnics in your shot. And doesn't monochrome always look right?

Best wishes,

Best wishes,


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Link Posted 08/03/2010 - 17:26
Love it, and the mono conversion.


Link Posted 09/03/2010 - 11:46
And, again, YOUR location makes the shot.
Mac from Montreal

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Link Posted 10/03/2010 - 11:22
Never apologise for what you enjoy doing, its a good photograph and the conversion to B&W is not bad either.
Not everything in life is Black & White, If only it were!
Kind Regards,


Link Posted 11/04/2010 - 22:06
Fantastic photograph
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