LNER Class A.3 4-6-2 No.4472(BR No.60103)FLYING SCOTSMAN at Willerby Carr Crossing Staxton

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Comments (19)

Sue Allen on January 31, 2009

Such a long train! A veritable centipede of carriages, giving such a great 3 dimensional perspective to this shot. I love the way you line up your track corner to corner. it's very satisfying to my eye, to have the track mesh into the angle of the photo, I always think! This one must be thundering along. Do you have many failed shots of trains passing like this, or are you always a winner with the shutter?

Best wishes to you,


top spotter on February 1, 2009

Hi Sue Sorry I have not answered any sooner T have been of line for a while been away for the week end.any way about the Photo it depends on the location some times you pick your place and it looks good but the photo just dose not seem to come off, But this location is not far from my house and its a good shot in both directions although this direction is good on a summer evening.and some times I do make fluff of the Pic Regards Alan

Sue Allen on February 2, 2009

Glad to hear you make the occasional fluff, Alan!

Very best wishes,


top spotter on February 2, 2009

Hi Sue Yes I have to confess I do make some mistakes nobody is perfect there`s an old saying the man that never makes a mistake never made anything?? regards Alan

Sue Allen on February 2, 2009

Now that is so true! Wise words indeed, Alan, and I shall continue to enjoy the freedom of clicking away digitally and not having to pay for it to be processed. Isn't it marvelous?

Best wishes,


2c on February 2, 2009

Hi Alan, sue!

Alan, wonderful Steam train shots in the gallery, i found them through Nick w's favs. Just love this bit of Gresley flying through the countryside! Shouldn't be too hard on your self here! Trains aren't easy things to shoot, if there at speed your chances are limited. This is a lovely shot (if you don't mind me say so!) that would just maybe benefit from a closer crop to the train in the foreground! Your stuff is wonderful so love to see more!

Warmest regards from Dublin h

Vadim Anokhin on March 3, 2009

Very good too. Voted.

Josef Pfefferle on March 5, 2010

A wonderfull long train in best light. Nothing is disturbing...

Regards Josef

top spotter on March 5, 2010

Hello Josef This shot was taken about a mile from where I live so not too far to get there. This is an evening departure from Scarborough to York.Regards Alan

Josef Pfefferle on March 6, 2010

I have all the times to make a little or a greater journey....


top spotter on March 6, 2010

Hi Josef Yes so do I sometimes to get to where the Steam is running.Regards Alan

TonyWalker Studio4t1 on March 6, 2010

Hi Alan. I like this photo of the FLYING SCOTSMAN as the Sundowner Y*

top spotter on March 7, 2010

Hi studio4t1 Thanks I`m glad you like it its not far from my house to this location.Thanks for the Y* Tone Best wishes Alan

TonyWalker Studio4t1 on June 26, 2014

oops. I forgot to press Like and Fav button. until now Alan. Only 4 years late lol. Tone.

top spotter on June 27, 2014

Hi Tone not to worry you are here now.Going down for the RAF Waddington Air Shoe next weekend so hope to get some more shots .Best wishes Alan.

TonyWalker Studio4t1 on June 27, 2014

Cool. I hope you get some good photos. I'm off to the Farnborough air show next month, all being well. They've got the new jump jet F-35 LIGHTNING II on show for the first time:)))) All the best Tone.

top spotter on June 27, 2014

Hi Tone Yes hope to get some good shots B.17 Flying Fortress is flying it could be the last show at Waddington for a wile Due to a lot of construction work refurbishing Runways.Best wishes Alan.

TonyWalker Studio4t1 on June 27, 2014

Hi Alan. A B.17 Flying Fortress. I would love to see one in the flesh. I'm sure Waddington air show will be back, bigger and better. All the best Tone.

top spotter on June 28, 2014

Hi Tone I think think this one is based at Duxford.Best wishes Alan.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 30, 2009
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    by top spotter
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S7000
    • Taken on 2005/07/20 20:27:45
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 15.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash