Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 23rd November, 2017)
Photo: David Long (Sony SLT-A65V)
Nothing to match a steam engine.
Change the background & it could be on its way from Sheringham to Weybourne Station.
Loco black5 45231 on test run with support carriage and diesel at rear on route to Carnforth. Great photo David .
Brief Encounter! Veronica, I wonder if that's the 5.40 to Ketchworth? What a wonderful sight! Thankyou, David, for sharing this.
That is a real panoramic photo of a view rarely seen.
Excellent use of a unique vantage point.
Definitely my dear- Dolly's having a nod - must be the effects of the brandy!
There is a 1940's feel about the scene it's great!
Memories,fantastic photo fired these engines in my youth.
A rare sight now,when the diesels appeared we all wanted to use them,now we want to go on a steamer,how things change,nice pic of the train.
Jim tomney - I admit to being an old trainspotter. Which depot were you based?
Helen - my elder son lives in Great Witchingham. Was at Sheringham station last summer.
There would have been complaints from all those women who had just hung out there washing on the line
Gary started springs branch then moved to Garston to be a driver then Crewe were I finished my happy career for Freightliner .
Thanks Jim - that was definitely a career. Springs Branch in steam days was a regular haunt of mine. The Freightliner trains - a fantastic sight.
Gary Leece, you may have read comments of mine on Springs Branch on Wigan World before, therefore I apologise if I am repeating myself, but when I was a little girl, my much-older brother worked at Springs Branch and used to take me with him when he collected his wages. I was lifted up onto the footplates of the shunting engines whilst the firemen shovelled coal into the firebox. Can you imagine the Health-and-Safety lot today?....It would have made their hair curl, and yet I never came to any harm and am here to tell the tale, and it was wonderful!
I remember as a small boy seeing smoke and steam like this, but couldn't see the train. Great days.
Irene - a wonderful story and a learning experience. What do Health & Safety know?
I've seen cab crew fry eggs on a shovel for breakfast - a bit of coal dust added to the taste!
Thanks for the comments. It was by pure chance that I'd gone up on the roof to take pics of the Christmas tree being planted in the Market Square last Wednesday. As I came out onto the roof I saw the smoke of the loco to the East, down Rectory Lane, and I simply followed the trail with my camera - not knowing, until I put the images on screen, whether I'd recorded anything worthwhile.