Galatea at Ais Gill

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Fine dry cold weather, TWO steam engines and a 10 train ticket all combined to pull me from my warm fire-side to the windy spot at remote Ais Gill on the Settle-Carlisle railway line. I think the effort was worthwhile to capture this fine sight.

Ex-LMS No. 45699 'Galatea' is seen working hard just before the summit of the line on the return leg of "The Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express" from Carlisle to London on Saturday 24th February 2018.

The other train I went to see was supposed to be hauled by No. 60163 'Tornado', but due to a fault with electronic safety equipment, she was led by a diesel locomotive and the wind blew the steam towards me and partially obscured the loco anyway.
26/02/2018 - 09:53pgweber
Shutter Speed1/750
Focal Length34mm


Link Posted 26/02/2018 - 11:04


Link Posted 26/02/2018 - 11:15
A real beauty!


Link Posted 26/02/2018 - 12:22
Superb shot and well worth braving the cold weather for.
Regards John/Jumbo


Link Posted 26/02/2018 - 12:34
A Super Capture
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Link Posted 26/02/2018 - 14:20
Fabulous Steam-shot, got everything going for it..Liked


Link Posted 26/02/2018 - 16:04
A classic view of a Jubilee approaching Ais Gill Peter - in black and white this could be an original Eric Treacy shot, even down to the backdrop of Wild Boar Fell. I got this at Carnforth earlier in the day and later climbiung towards you at Ais Gill at Kirkby Stephen. I also shot Tornado crossing Ribblehead Viaduct, complete with diesel pilot.
If you travelled by train how did you get to Ais Gill - did you take your bike on the train with you.
Last Edited by davidtrout on 26/02/2018 - 16:08


Link Posted 27/02/2018 - 09:25
Thank you to fellow steam photographer David and the earlier posters for your kind appreciation.
I seem to have got out of the habit of going out to take railway photographs recently but I shall take your words as encouragement to resume.


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Last Edited by pgweber on 27/02/2018 - 09:25


Link Posted 27/02/2018 - 15:27
A fine image Peter, I drove past this location thinking that there was a high risk of the exhaust blowing across and down here but it paid off for you.
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Link Posted 27/02/2018 - 17:21
Impressive portrait of a popular subject on PU.


Link Posted 27/02/2018 - 17:21
Thank you Stephen and good to see another railway photographer on here.
Drifting steam as you described, spoiled my shot of Tornado at Dandry Mire viaduct (Garsdale).

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Pentax DA 18-55 Mk1, 50-200 (Samsung), 16-45, 55-300 Mk1, 35 f/2.4
Pentax MZ6 + FA28-90, FA50 f/1.4, M 50 f/1.7
Tamron 80-210mm & 28mm
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