Steam and Semaphores

by pgweber

Seen at the Great Central Railway Winter Gala yesterday, Ex BR No. 70013 'Oliver Cromwell' puts up a good display just south of Loughborough.

The GCR offers double track sections for a large part of it's mileage which gives the appearance of a main line with a more open aspect for photographic purposes.

My enjoyment of the gala was curtailed yesterday due to a vigorous thunderstorm just before 3 o'clock and the light never recovered afterwards.

The gala also runs today (Sunday 26th) but I imagine there will be fewer lineside photographers, looking at the weather forecast.
Uploaded26/01/2014 - 10:06
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Posted 26/01/2014 - 11:59 Link
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Posted 26/01/2014 - 19:36 Link
A nicely timed shot Peter, Sorry to hear your day ended on a damp note but it looks like you managed to get one or two good shots in.

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Edited by Cliff-P: 26/01/2014 - 19:38
Posted 27/01/2014 - 23:26 Link
Thank you Eddie & Cliff for looking in.

What can I say Cliff - half a day is better than none. The better locations suited afternoon sun but it wasn't to be. I shall have to try again at the 'Standards' event in February.

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Edited by pgweber: 27/01/2014 - 23:51

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