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Comments (20)

Paula K on August 5, 2009

The b&w makes for quite a stunning effect Jim! The sky looks very ominous!


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on August 24, 2009

Thanks Paula ;>) I'm glad that you like this photo for it is my B+W favourite for this viaduct!

Best wishes chuck ;>)


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on September 15, 2009

Greetings studio4t1, I am gratefuk for your visit and comment, glad that you like it!

The steam trains run on this track from Pickering some 20 miles away. There is a full timetable giving four return trips, seven days a week, for much of the year.

The fare is about £20 return and is a very popular attraction. (over 500,000 visitors per year)

A number of superb locos visit the track to run for a week or two. There are a few permanent locos in residence including the A4 Pacific-- Sir Nigel Greysley!!

A fully operational restoration shed is available at nearby Grosmont!!

For more information LOOK HERE

Kind regards


TonyWalker Studio4t1 on September 16, 2009

Oh the North Yorkshire Moors railway. I remember it from when i lived in the West riding as a kid. My Grandad used to shunt trains from Wakefield or Leeds before the war, ww2 that is. Thanks for the info. It would be nice to get a photo of Tornado A1 Pacific round this corner with the viaduct behind.

Kind regards Tone.

TonyWalker Studio4t1 on September 16, 2009

Great B/W photo AXOTA. Do steam trains use this track. Sorry had to delete orig comment as the photo viewer i'm told is spaming and i'll get kicked

AntonioVidalphotogra… on September 18, 2009

Very nice shot!

Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on October 6, 2009

Jim! Very good photo , I would go back into the old time if he would not be a railroad !!! natuska from Hungary

2c on October 9, 2009

HI Jim, I like the name change, you caught me by surprise for a minute!! Hope all's very well with you on this friday morning! Love this shot, a real eyecatcher! great composition & mono!

Warmest regards from Dublin

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on October 9, 2009

studio4t1--greetings Tone, thanks for the feedback ;>) If the 'Tornado' ever made it to this point, the viaduct would also be a fantastic viewpoint!! Unfortunately, the curvature in the bend of the line at this point is so extreme that a Pacific of this length could possibly de-rail!! Check it out on the map ;>))

AJoVidal...thanks for your nice comment, you are most welcome ;>)

Bánfalvi Suzi Natusk… too Natuska..I yearn for the old days of steam locos, uncluttered motor ways and cheap fuel!! I have big problems with my carbon footprint ;>))) yeah!!

2c---it was your wonderful B+W shots that brought me to this point hugh!! I get a great deal of pleasure watching this amazing transformation evolve, as I roughly tweak all the parameters in Photoshop!!

Many thanks for all your lovely comments ;>)

Best wishes


>| Micha |< on October 9, 2009

Hello Jim, amazing view and graceful composition. Excellent and 'Best of'.

Kindest regards Micha

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on October 26, 2009

>| Micha |<,~~~~~~I have been fond of this amazing brick structure all my has stood the test of time and despite not carrying a train for more than 50 years, it continues to serve the community as a walkway/cycle path! This is my favourite photo of the bridge...Thank you for your lovely compliment and 'Best of'...

Warm regards ;>)


Ian Stehbens on December 14, 2009

Outstanding photography, Jim. And a 'Best of' Panoramio nomination. A piece of classic architecture in a classical photographic style.


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on January 2, 2010

Many thanks for the accolade Ian, your generous assessment is greatly appreciated!!

Somehow, I felt that monochrome is the right medium for structures as old as this, and possessing asymmetric shapes!!

Kind regards to you my good friend ;>)


roma_volzskij on January 25, 2010

running in the air

picture fan on February 3, 2010

fantastic! BO and YS! Sorry for my few words, my english is not good.

Greetings, Mario

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on February 3, 2010

The brick viaduct built around 160 years ago carried the steam train line to a place down the coast called Scarborough! It was disbanded in the 1960s when the idiotic government at the time savagely cut the rail transport network..Fortunately, the railway line to the right of the photo was saved from the axe, and today it carries a thriving steam locomotive and diesel train service to many different locations ;>)

romavolzskij..Nothing runs along there except some joggers _Roma...It is now a public footpath!!

picture fan~~~~First, I must say that your English is perfectly understood and second, I am overwhelmed by your generous appraisal on my work..It is indeed an honour to be rewarded like this Mario..I am most grateful ;>)

Kind regards to you both ;>)


roma_volzskij on February 3, 2010

hi Jim!I want to run there:)

picture fan on February 4, 2010

Many thanks for your kind words Jim!

Best wishes, Mario

stacy metcalf on March 4, 2011

Jim: thanks for the links to these 5 great black&whites. An excellent subject (ancient architecture) for the art of B&W. i liked the title M-arching but chose to Like this one because of the my weakness for railroad themes :) ...i also approve of your "artistic treatment" of it. black & white in Canada

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on March 23, 2011

Roma volzskij~~~It would not be wise to run on the railway line Roma_, it would attract a heavy fine should you be caught by the police ;>)))

picture fan---You are most welcome Mario :)

stacy metcalf~~~I should process more of my shots to B+W Stacy, the procedure and end result is most rewarding!! I'm quite fond of this, one of my favourite photos! Thanks for your great comments!

Many thanks to you all for your visits, endorsements, precious comments and votes

Kind regards!


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  • Uploaded on August 4, 2009
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    by Jim Evans (AXOTA)
    • Camera: NIKON E8700
    • Taken on 2009/08/04 16:17:55
    • Exposure: 0.019s
    • Focal Length: 17.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.200
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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