"Shove another lump in the hole! I don't think anyone is looking"

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Steven Stoddart on June 5, 2011

Hiya Jim! Is this on the old line to Pickering? A magnificent sent in any event and while it may not be terribly PC to to say it, even the black smoke has a certain charm!!



Yuliya S. on June 6, 2011

Excellent & charming capture ● All the best ♥ Yuliya

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on June 6, 2011

Steve Stoddart~~~~Hello Steve..It's always a pleasure to receive your mail! You are quite right of course, this was taken off the road bridge above beautiful Beckhole! I like the pub just down there in the village..it is what you might call homely ;)

John J. Slovinec, Sr…~~~~~I am flattered by your wonderful compliments on my photos John..You have taken the trouble to view so many of my latest shots and I am honoured, thank you so much!

Yuliya S~~~~You are most welcome Yuliya, It is a pleasure to read your lovely compliments.

To you all, I express my sincere gratitude for your visits, precious comments, your endorsements and for taking the time to look!

Kind regards :)


BritPlom on June 6, 2011

A really polluating device..But so beautifull!

I do like stream locomotives and their chou chou chou!

Good shoto, welL composed.

Greetings François

volnat on June 6, 2011

Beautiful picture of the past century, LIKE. Best regards, volnat.

cjlin on June 6, 2011

Old train driving in the modern years.

Hossein Fallah on June 6, 2011

Great shot, L i k e

Greetings, Hossein

Michael Stettner on June 6, 2011

Spectacular foto...very action-packed. YS & L Greetings, Michael

top spotter on June 6, 2011

Hi Jim A nice one here at Beck Hole.They are always working hard here has can be seen by the smoke well taken.Another YSL best wishes Alan

Ismail Yaşartekin on June 6, 2011

Excellent composition.LİKE 8 + FAV

Best wishes,İSMAİL

JoelleGiannoni on June 6, 2011

Are you travelling in time aswell as space? :) LIKE!

Cheers! Joelle

Suzi in Oregon on June 6, 2011

This is my Favorite ever train image, dear Jim - very nicely done! Happy hugs - hope all is well (O:

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on June 7, 2011

BritPlom~~~~My home is close to the railway station so I listen to the sound of steam every day of my life..I never tire of there sight or sounds! In terms of their carbon footprint, it is far outweighed by the output from millions of trees along the tracks!

volnat~~~Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm for these old timers! This railway line is amongst the earliest of all passenger carrying railway systems in the world..This year, the company celebrates 175 years of the lines existence!

cjlin~~~~The British have a place in their hearts for traditional modes of travel..we cherish things from the past. This rail system is a living museum!

Hossein Fallah---Many thanks Hossein..much appreciated!

stett3~~~~Michael, your enthusiasm is much appreciated **_ ;) I discovered a few nice steam train photos HERE---and HERE---and HERE---and HERE---and HERE..That should keep you occupied for an hour or two ;)

top spotter~~~~It was a lucky shot Alan, I stopped on spec, found somewhere to park and hardly had time to grab a camera when I heard this loco on full throttle up the incline..I reckon the fireman was working hard too!

Many thanks for the Y*, from Panoramios No 1 enthusiast, that's a huge compliment!

İ.Yaşartekin~~~I greet you warmly İSMAİL and thank you heartily for your generous praise, Y* and Like.

JoelleGiannoni~~~When you eventually make it to these shores, you can join me on my journey back in time..What better place!

Suzi in Oregon~~~~A warm welcome Suzi ;>)----We share a passion for these clanking old relics..every time one appears, which is quite often, like a small child, I'm stopped in my tracks in awe of these fire eating, breathing Goliaths! If you enjoy seeing lots of locos, you might wish to view the links above..It's a steam locomotive fest! I'm delighted you saved this to your faves!

To you all, I express my sincere gratitude for your visits, precious comments, your endorsements, yellow stars and above all, for taking the time to look!

Kind regards :)


Sigh on June 7, 2011

We talked about such on the phone the other day, and I see you had the pleasure. And what a pleasure to see a well taken photo of such a magnificent machine. It, they are beautiful. I'm by no means a train spotting geek, I couldn't tell anything about this. Except the back, front and wheels. But I do appreciate such beauty of a much better era.

Peter_private_box on June 7, 2011

Hi Jim, Another great capture, especially with all that smoke. I guess it must have been quite an early train, before the fire really got hold of all that coal.

Best Wishes peter

╰☆❤JossetteD❤☆╮ on June 8, 2011


Manfred Zoller on June 8, 2011

I am dreaming seeing this picture LIKE, best greetings from Manfred in Austria

John de Crom on June 8, 2011

Hi.Jim fantastic good photo LIKE 30. Greetings from Holland John.

Florante “T3N60” Lam… on June 9, 2011

Hi..It's look like the movie train of Harry Potter?..nice photo captured! Congrats!

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on June 9, 2011

Steam locomotives have always been my passion, since my childhood, they have always fascinated me...I see and hear these magnificent machines almost every day of my life as they chug along one of the oldest railway lines on earth!

The owners of this heritage railway company are celebrating the 175 year of its existence.

In the 21 century, these seventy year old locos, now fully restored, are working hard almost every day along the thirty km line, taking tourists, local people and school children to a voyage back in time!

The railway line runs through some breathtaking scenery with several stations along the way....Passengers get on and off at their leisure!

tonydanis~~~~~Much appreciated, thanks!

Sigh~~~~ "A reminder of a better era"?----I agree with you on that point Si..they are of course, an anachronism, yet they represent a time when our values were different, when people generally cared for each other, when families stuck together with honour and respect for themselves and others, a far cry from the "dog eat dog" world that my generation has spawned!! It may be just a false notion but I'm glad to have lived through that era of invention and technological progress that witnessed the evolution of technology and research on a scale never seen before nor will it be seen again! It was an unparalleled and exciting period of human advancement that was intended to be "Utopia"~~~~How bitterly disappointed our children must be..So, as a reminder of those gentler happier times, this is our legacy---- Steam trains! Thanks for your reflective comment and kind appraisal!

Peterprivatebox~~~~There I go again Peter..rambling on about the past! As for the "carbon footprint", the engine will have been flat out at this point, struggling up one of the steepest inclines in the history of British railways..When the line was first constructed 175 years ago, the power output of the earliest steam locos was measured in just a few inadequate horse power! The train from Whitby stopped at Grosmont to unhitch the locomotive and the carriages were fastened to a steam winch and cable which was used to haul the passengers up the hill. Once at the top, another locomotive was coupled to the carriages to complete the remaining journey to Pickering!

Scarulu16~~~~~Maybe I should take up TRAIN SPOTTING

If you enjoy steam locomotives don't miss this..He's definitely Panoramios' Top Spotter

manfrezo~~~~~Greetings Manfred..If you have an appetite for looking at steam trains, check out the gallery above! No need to dream..it's a steam loco fest!

John de Crom~~~Greetings John ;>) I'm delighted you enjoyed this one! thanks for your good comment!

Florante~~~~Hello and welcome to the Hogwarts railway line!! The little station of Goathland, just a kilometer or so from this viewpoint, was the location for the Harry Potter films and is referred to as "Hogsmeade" in the story!

To you all, I express my sincere gratitude for your visits, precious comments, your endorsements and for taking the time to look!

Kind regards :)


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 5, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Jim Evans (AXOTA)
    • Camera: PENTAX PENTAX K-7
    • Taken on 2011/06/02 11:50:10
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 45.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -1.00 EV
    • No flash