Still steaming

by davidtrout

The 1930s A4 class loco Union of South Africa is one of the hardest working locomotives on the heritage railway scene. Its seen here at Carlisle Citadel Station while on charter train duties. Mono suited the glinting paintwork of the engine in the gloom of the station interior.
K5+DA*200mm lens

K5+DA*200mm lens
Uploaded30/05/2014 - 23:01
Shutter Speed1/640
Focal Length200mm

Posted 31/05/2014 - 02:06 Link
It's a image of controlled kinetic energy straining to be let loose. Additionally,the top left electric wires are becoming obscured by the steam from the engine, as if smoke- signaling to the "new" energy that the "old" energy is still viable and can do the job. Love old train images. This one tells many stories. V V nice. thanks, tg
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Posted 31/05/2014 - 09:18 Link
Tony's comments are lovely observations. I love the melting qualities of this work. And of course the B+W.
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Posted 31/05/2014 - 10:05 Link
Good conversion
Posted 31/05/2014 - 13:48 Link
If one views large, one can see the engineer who seems to be listening to her.

In the days before sensors, gauges and computer read-outs, trainmen could sense the health of the beasts by touch, sound and smell.

Truly connected, and the bond was often life-long.

This is a remarkable photograph.
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Posted 01/06/2014 - 10:24 Link
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Posted 18/06/2014 - 07:36 Link
Good observation Mac! Lovely shot!

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