'Letting off steam'

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Comments (14)

Ghiocela on August 13, 2008

The signal departure, Jim?... It's like a free trip to an imaginary .. anywhere we want to! .. and steam may be the good spirit that fulfills wishes... Simona

Faintlightofdawn on August 13, 2008

That's really neat, hope you weren't standing in a dangerous position! I can imagine a post-processed version of this in your gallery where specific colour tones are added! Best wishes, Fai

Paula K on August 13, 2008

Nice photo! ☺☺☺


KasiaD on August 13, 2008

Lovely detailed shot, letting off steam;-), Jim.

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on August 13, 2008

Dear Simona. Your imagination shines through every charming sentence you write. I do so much enjoy your feedback.

Fai, I was'nt expecting the release of high pressure steam. I thought I'd been shot.

Greets my little Yorkshire compatriot, Paula I still cant get those funny little icons to print !!

Kasia, You have provided me with the perfect title. letting off steam Thankyou.

As always guys, I am grateful for your superb comments. ---Cheers--- Jim

KasiaD on August 13, 2008


Sue Allen on August 14, 2008

PPHSSSSSSH I can hear that steam! Lovely shot,Jim!

The boys are experts on steam noises. One spends half his day with his hands flat to his sides, being wheels and puffing his cheeks out. He tried to back into 'Tidmouth sheds' when we were out one day, and fell into a bush with his heels up in the air. He jumped up without a word, slung his wheels into forward gear and off he went again - wh wh wh wh wh wh pshwwwhwwwwwww.... priceless!

Will catch up with you again soon, Jim..kind regards, Sue

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on August 14, 2008

I get the picture Sue and having acted out the same childish fantasy, at his age, I can clearly imagine his predicament. You just have to smile at his antics.

It was your description of his nonchalant recovery that creased me. As you said---priceless.

Press on Sue, You know, I enjoyed your feedback and amusing comment. I'm Grateful for your return.


Gabor Retei on September 8, 2008

Wow. It was the way for me to get around when I was growing up in Hungary. Now living in Canada we take a train when we wish for a nostalgic ride. I think it is the time again to visit good old UK.

Great shot: Gabe

MaryAlice on October 2, 2008


quettu on November 25, 2008


>| Micha |< on June 17, 2009

Hello Jim, fantastic view and impressive detail of a great machine.

Kindest regards Micha

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on November 5, 2009

This is just completely neglectful on my part and I apologise profusely for taking too long to respond to your lovely comments ::::

Gabor Retei_If you get the chance to visit _Gabe, the choice for nostalgic train journeys is good ;>)

If any one is interested we even build NEW LOCOS

MaryAlice---I have aged beyond recognition since I posted this ;>)

quettu~~~Thanks for looking

>| Micha |<....the Europeans mourn the loss of steam locos...but hey! we do a fantastic job in restoring them~~~Check this out


Kind regards to you all ;.)


Ľudo T. on June 25, 2011


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 13, 2008
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    by Jim Evans (AXOTA)
    • Camera: NIKON E8700
    • Taken on 2008/05/04 13:26:51
    • Exposure: 0.015s
    • Focal Length: 170.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.200
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash