Sir Nigel Gresley at Pickering

by davidtrout

One from last month's annual festival of steam at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.
K70+DA* 16-50mm lens.
Uploaded14/10/2022 - 11:44
CategoryTransport
Shutter Speed1/50
Aperturef/8.0
ISO500
Focal Length16mm
Views/Likes31/3

GIULIO57
Posted 14/10/2022 - 11:56 Link
Nice POV
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go4IT
Posted 15/10/2022 - 00:12 Link
To my very untutored eye, this beautiful steam train seems to have borrowed from the design of diesel engines. Am I right or cuckoo?
davidwozhere
Posted 15/10/2022 - 01:13 Link
It's from the art deco era and borrowed its style from Bugatti racing cars. There were no diesels then. Another member of the same class (Mallard) holds the world steam speed record - and nearly came to grief in the doing of it with an overheated big end bearing.

Beautiful capture David. Doesn't it look gorgeous in black !
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tommyt
Posted 15/10/2022 - 11:35 Link
Well portrayed.
davidtrout
Posted 16/10/2022 - 12:30 Link
davidwozhere wrote:
It's from the art deco era and borrowed its style from Bugatti racing cars. There were no diesels then. Another member of the same class (Mallard) holds the world steam speed record - and nearly came to grief in the doing of it with an overheated big end bearing.

Beautiful capture David. Doesn't it look gorgeous in black !

It sure does look good in black. I never thought I'd say that but when I first saw it looking like this Carlisle earlier in the summer I was captivated. I can remember in my early train spotting days at Newcastle when all the BR Class 8 Pacifics, except the A2s, along with the A3s and GWR Kings were painted blue - short lived livery for soon afterwards they were painted dark green (GWR?) and I was gutted. An A4 in green - didn't seem right.
David

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