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 Photo-a-Day      (Wednesday, 14th September, 2011) Views: 2,683 
Cumbrian Mountain Express
 Cumbrian Mountain Express   by John Morris  (Nikon D700 and 24-85mm Nikon lens)
Heading through Bryn.

Comment by peterp on 14th September 2011 at 06:12
full steam ahead,nice photo


Comment by BIG JOHN on 14th September 2011 at 09:38
Bring back steam I love it.
I bet leaves on the line or the wrong kind of snow would not stop this train. Good shot John.


Comment by Shirl on 14th September 2011 at 12:21
What an absolute beauty! Thanks John.


Comment by janet on 14th September 2011 at 13:12
Those were the days... how I miss them....Love this. Thanks Johnny....


Comment by dave marsh on 14th September 2011 at 18:35
I travelled from Wigan to Manchester daily for 5 years by steam train and never once was late for work.Great pic John.


Comment by John H on 14th September 2011 at 18:36
I agree with Janet, those were the days. This shot brings back golden memories to me. I remember going to Southport [you could paddle in the sea then] on a steam train like this. Thanks for the memory John. Dam good shot to.


Comment by owdkewyed on 14th September 2011 at 19:39
A great pic John,but I hope you weren't on B.R. property without permission. There has been a lot of trouble recently with photographers trespassing on their land, and if they are caught or even just reported by a bystander then the police are invovled and the individual will be taken to court.
There have been many incidents of snappers almost getting themselves killed by trying to get the 'perfect' shot,so all would be photographers be warned!.


Comment by John Morris on 14th September 2011 at 21:09
Thanks for all the comments folks, I cut my photographic teeth on steam trains and love them as a subject. In reply to owdkewyed, no I was not trespassing on the railway, I was on the end of the platform at Bryn station. To be honest the embankments are so overgrown these days that there would be too much vegetation in the way for a good photograph.


Comment by Gerald Pilkington Canada on 15th September 2011 at 01:39
Yes the Good Old days, are they coming back, hope so , i have the Delorean from back to the Future. lol


Comment by Jon on 15th September 2011 at 18:17
Looks a bit like the Hogwarts Express


Comment by standish lol on 15th September 2011 at 19:00
Recently travelled on this very train. A marvellous experience.


Comment by britboy on 16th September 2011 at 13:40
45305 Stanier class and on fine form to!

Love steam locomotives and I to rode steam trains to southport...alway was a treat as a kid.


Comment by Derek Callaghan on 23rd September 2011 at 18:38
Unusual to see a 'Black Five' in green livery. Any ideas anyone


Comment by John Morris on 23rd September 2011 at 22:04
Hi Derek, no it is not in green livery it is the high gloss paintwork reflecting the green foliage, something that was never seen when they were in service in the sixties!!!! It had me going too when I downloaded it from the camera.


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