Spirited departure

Discussion in 'Sigma' started by grebeman, May 10, 2014.

  1. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    By way of a change on what has been a busy couple of days for old engines working the mainline I thought I'd photograph at Plymouth Station (or as I still call it North Road). My Mother was born just a few minutes walk from the other end of the station.

    Anyway, to business.

    140510-DP2M0583 by barrie.whitehall, on Flickr
    Having worked the complete train down this morning this Western Class 52 (in itself 51 years old) takes five of the carriages back, hence lightening the load for Castle Class Earl of Mount Edgecumbe to take the rest, eight in total. The steam engine is waiting in the distance behind the vegetation on the left.

    140510-DP2M0588 by barrie.whitehall, on Flickr
    With the diesel gone the Earl can now back down onto its train.

    140510-DP2M0591 by barrie.whitehall, on Flickr
    A more spectacular departure than the diesel made

    140510-DP2M0592 by barrie.whitehall, on Flickr
    Smoke and steam fills the air, hence a slight haze in this shot. Those photographers on the platform possibly only photographed smoke and steam.

    140510-DP2M0593 by barrie.whitehall, on Flickr
    The engines looks are slightly spoilt by the double chimney, otherwise it looks in fine fettle for the non stop journey to Oxford.

    All with the DP2M set to b+w mode and a yellow filter attached, some enhancement in Silver Efex

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  2. ivoire

    ivoire All-Pro

    Dec 3, 2011
    chicago burbs
    Great series n pics!
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  3. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    I've just checked and the train arrived in Bristol Temple Meads 31 minutes early having been allowed to run through what had been scheduled as a 10 minute stop at Dawlish Warren to allow a faster train to pass, that proved not to be necessary. There has been some spirited steam running this last two days :clap2:


    However because the train was early a friend hoping to see it nearer Bristol missed it by 5 minutes, oh dear.
  4. Wilier

    Wilier Rookie

    May 17, 2014
    Pics are so crisp and the scenery so well met. Just great. B&W the best way to go, colors would distract.
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  5. dave6376

    dave6376 Regular

    Aug 23, 2012
    Perth, Scotland
    Wonderful pictures especially in black and white but the poor Castle is horribly disfigured by the double chimney!
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  6. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Very evocative images of a bye gone era.
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  7. shelton

    shelton New Member

    Sep 28, 2014
    Nice to see another railfan Barrie!. Lovely photos by the way.

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  8. Lainer

    Lainer Regular

    Feb 14, 2013
    I think these are fabulous. They remind me of something from the 1930s.
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  9. My late father would have loved these photos. He was a railroady all his life And worked half his life on them, 1/2 a world away from these wonderful shots.

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