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Railways and People

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Britfoamer, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. Britfoamer

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    With the permission of the Moderators I propose to start a new thread for contributors in our community to add to as they wish. A general theme, no real rules, other than railways and people in the shot. Perhaps someone may recognise themselves and fill in some details of what they were doing.
    Three shots to start with, Bodmin, Threlkeld and Corfe: P1040109.JPG P1030121.JPG P1000826.JPG
     
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    How appreciative to show that railways ARE people as much as machine hence a chance to show of the two in unison; looking forward to more examples.
     
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    Certainly agree, the character of the railway comes as much from the people that operate it as from the rolling stock and architecture. Just a few here and none of these are staged.

    Scott

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    I think this thread is a great idea and allows me the opportunity to say "thank you" to all the men and women involved in our fantastic hobby, both on heritage and main lines. Without you we would have very little to enjoy.

    Here are some photos from the East Lancs, Ffestiniog and Great Central Railways
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    Good maybe to remember too some who aren't with us any more !


    Scott




    Family friend - the late Fred Williams, who worked from Warrington Dallam most if not all of his career who drove Hardwick on the first day of the 1980 cavalcades at Rainhill.

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    Fort William driver Ewan McLennan ( apolologies if that's wrong - I should keep better notes ) at Arisaig in 1987. I should have done more to record the original steam men at the Fort.

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    And at Corrour in 2009 WestCoast stalwarts the late and sadly missed Paul Kane with Frank Santrian again on the K1.

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    One of Carnforth's drivers no longer with us, the late John Lowther on 4472 at Skipton on 24 February 1983.

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  8. Britfoamer

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    Glad everyone likes the idea. Awaiting the off at Bishops WSR. P1030318.JPG
     
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    A few from the NNR a few weeks ago, firstly this couple admire the B12 at Weybourne image.jpg Didn't get the names of the Driver and Guard, this was taken at Sheringham just before the evening trips with D182.
     
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    HEADLINE: Mountain of a steam locomotive attempts to swallow man in Cheyenne Wyoming!!:D P1000203.JPG
     
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    Nice idea for a thread. These days I find more and more that I get drawn to photos of people, rather than just the normal "3/4" type railway shots.

    A few from me around the Bluebell.

    Firstly, East Grinstead with a well known Bluebell face! I like this one because it shows the human face of the railway. That's me with our children - photo by my wife.

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    Then nice photos of me are seemingly in short supply, but here's one I like (me on the left) by a photographer called James Hamilton - I like the naturalism of the shot.

    Flying Scotsman at the Bluebell Railway 13.04.17 072.JPG


    Tom
     
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    Driver Gerry Wood on 'Duchess of Hamilton' leaving Bicester with a Marylebone - Stratford on Avon run in 1985.

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    Timeless Great Western scene, watering at Parkend. P1040251.JPG
     
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    Bickershaw colliery, 1968.

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    What a damned good thread. I'd add "The Greenwich Gorilla". Wish I had some phots. Dave Brewer.. RIP
     
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    With a steady 12mph on the speedometer, the engineer of the EMD Geep gets the train away from Canon City and heads for the Royal Gorge on the Tennessee Pass route, Colorado. P1000678.JPG
     
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    P1030821.JPG Lunch time at the quarry bothy, Threlkeld.
     
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    Here one I took about ten years ago at Andrews House at Marley Hill HQ of the Tanfield Railway and my tag for this shot is "A bite to eat." The loco being Stagshaw.
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    image.jpg Brief Encounter at Norwich Thorpe, in the background is 37405.
     
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    A quiet moment at Pickering, July 2010.

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