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Great Central Winter Gala; 30th, 31st Jan & 1st Feb

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by 60017, Nov 28, 2014.

  1. Hurricane

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    Can someone tell me how this picture was taken without standing in the four foot?

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/45319495@N04/16157955579/in/photostream/
     
  2. Chris86

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    That looks pretty black to me! There is a couple in that collection where a bit of red shows through but looks quite impressive!

    Out of interest, how easy is it to them clean down the loco having 'weathered' it in this way?

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  3. Matt37401

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    Hurricane, that was taken in the four foot ! As someone who dosnt do charters but I have a few friends that do they say its similer to an enginners possesion and basically they have freedom of the line so if they want to stop at point x for runpasts they can do so for as long as they want without fear of anything else coming along. In the last couple of issues of Steam Railway theres a couple of nice Photos of 7812 on a charter at the SVR clearly taken from the wrong side of the fence but its the same sort of principle.
     
  4. Hurricane

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    Thanks for the reply, I see hadn't occurred to me that it was a photo from a charter, I thought it was from the gala!

    TBH I cant work out if these photos are a good thing or set a bad precedent?
     
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    I know what you mean, I'd to think that most of us are sensible enough to know that those photos were taken in a controlled situation under supervision. However it just takes 1 idiot who thinks an orange hi viz makes him indestructible... Cracking phots though I have to say!
     
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    Charters are run in controlled circumstances with a focus on safety

    Now of course the risk is someone tries to copy the scene on a running day , but no one would be that silly now would they
     
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    Just seen a pic from the charter showning the fireman's side. Nice and grubby so good work by the painter.
     
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    Errrr....... of course not o_O
     
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    Oh. Iain. You have excelled yourself with this one. How have you made it look black with nothing more than poster paint?
     
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    Going a bit OT, this clip has featured on another forum where a driver stated that it wasn't close enough to the running line to warrant reporting it as a "near miss'.
     
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    Maybe I'm a bit odd but I love that weathered look. I'm not old enough to have seen BR era steam, so to see present day quality images of steam locos looking like workhorses is pretty cool.
     
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    How do you get a copy of the WTT if you've pre-booked your ticket? I've been told they are issued with day rovers bought on-the-day, but no-one answered my e-mail asking is this the same for advance tickets?
     
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    Which day you going Jon?
     
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    Saturday hopefully!
     
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    Your far from odd, it's as good a representation of the run down of the 60's as we are ever likely to get, you don't have to remember a period to appreciate the effort to try and get it right.
     
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    Agreed, and us old 'uns who remember it well, enjoy reliving our teens (in mind only)!
     

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