Photo-a-Day (Monday, 17th June, 2013)
Photo: John Morris (Nikon D700 24-85mm lens)
Fantastic photo, John.
Lovely to see steam again.
(Never saw engines so clean in real life in the fifties though, etc)
Great pic, if this doesn't bring Ernest Pyke back, nothing will
I can still remember the smell as we stood on the bridge waiting for the train to go under and leave us in a cloud of smoke!
Ernest hasn't posted on here for a while now Derek, hope all is well with him.
Wonderful photo, they are highly polished aren't they, and obviously no longer given a quick wash with a brush and a bucket of water.
Well done John. Where was photo taken? What are the `boxes` at the side of the grass verge? If they were cable protectors, they wouldnt have any openings, surely?
Derek and Cyril, look at P-a-D`s 13th, 15th and 16th June`13.
Cyril look at p-a-d 13 June, it will answer your question.
Castle class built at Swindon for the Great Western Railway from 1923-1950, 171 were built. Well done John.
cant beat a good steam engine
Lovely pic. Welcome back Ernest, We missed your comments!!!
The grey boxes are indeed cable runs. The tops are missing, possibly because a p/way gang has not replaced them properly, or could be removed by vandals.
Thankyou John,another good "steam train " picture for hubby.
The boxes are drainage trofs, seen all over the rail network.
Thank you for all the comments folks. With regard to Ernest query (welcome back by the way) I think David O has got it spot on, though I have also seen a lot of broken tops probably through rough handling. With modern armoured cable I don't suppose they are necessary, perhaps cullie could comment this is his territory I believe,
Thanks John. Would like to know where photo is taken.
Wow.....nearly let this one slip by.....great photo John....I too can remember the smell of the steam trains as they stopped at Junction Terrace outside my grannies house.....No.22......Welcome back Ernest.....cheers!!!
Hi Ernest, sorry I didn't reply to your question about location, it was taken from Midgy Bridge, Standish.
Lizzie. if we are thinking about the same Junction Terrace, the one that is adjacent to Ince Green Lane,near to the Council Offices,I thought that the steam trains that went through there were steam railcars.They made very little sound and I doubt if you could smell them. We used to call them Ghost Trains