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

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Comments (67)

Laurentiu Mitu on June 9, 2011

The locomotives have always been my passion, since my childhood too my friend Jim so like!!!

Faintlightofdawn on June 11, 2011

Classic piece of composition Jim! Best wishes, Fai

taoy (keep Panoramio… on June 13, 2011

Jim, it's a really gorgeous locomotive shot!

Like and Fav!

Best wishes from TOkyo, Japan.

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on June 15, 2011

Laurentiu Mitu~~~~Me too Lorenzo, I have a soft spot for steam engines..I have the pleasure of seeing them often!

Faintlightofdawn~~~~Thank goodness for heritage railways _Fain---..Most folks, young and old seem to enjoy the smoke belching, noisy, smelly things..

taoy~~~~You're most welcome Taoy..it's always a pleasure to receive your post..The Ys+L means a lot to me, thank you!

Steve Drury~~~It's almost an obsession Steve, watching and waiting..I could hear this loco working hard long before it appeared..the emissions just added to the shot...not PC but worth it..I'm so pleased you liked this one Steve..that Y* is much appreciated!

Thanks for stopping by guys, your visits and generous appraisals mean a lot to me!


TonyWalker Studio4t1 on June 16, 2011

Hi Jim. Nice of them to put the black smoke on for you.



Hadi Natureboy (Saba… on June 16, 2011

Excellent! So much smoke it leave!


piotr. on June 18, 2011

Interesting picture.......,

greetings from Poland

Like #22

2c on June 22, 2011

Hi Jim, Lovely Pic & intro & you know i am insanely jealous of your predicament!!! L23!! h

Randy Hall on June 26, 2011

Excellent composition, great colours, and an awesome subject. Looks like she's under a full head of steam. Like

Cheers from Canada, Randy

Renáta .K. (Renáta's… on June 27, 2011

Fantastic shot! :O {L+YS}

Mircea_RAICU on July 15, 2011

Very nice picture ! Found , like and vote !!

Lukáš Semančík on July 30, 2011

Nice moment :) Like! Greetings from Slovakia

Guillermo Aguilar Qu… on August 26, 2011

Great shot Axota! Greetings from Spain.

Bérangère Tiaffay on November 17, 2011

Ohhhh! YSL 9. Perfect picture of this old locomotive!

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on November 20, 2011

My humble apologies to you all for this late response

studio4t1~~~Greetings Tone..This is one of the steepest inclines for a steam loco in the kingdom..The fireman will have been pulling his puddings out at this point trying to keep up the pressure!

Sababoy~~~~~Ah! yes, there is a lot of noise too Sababoy, the old timer is struggling to get traction at this point!

piotr~~~I'm glad you think so, thanks for your nice comment!

2c~~~Aye H, it's a hard life taking such humdrum shots :)) I should visit the tracks more often..this predicament you mention is a daily occurrence, maybe I take too much for granted!

Randy Hall~~~~These ancient machines undertake the 50 mile round trip journey four times a day, seven days a week Randy..There are several other locos in the shed, so they alternate the task from time to time..Occasionally, the Steamers get a rest when they roll out the mighty DELTIC a true 'all-round' work horse :)

۞₪๑ .Renata.K. ๑₪۞~~~~I'm delighted for your generous praise here my friend, especially the Y*

Mircea_RAICU~~~~~A warm welcome ;)) I'm glad you liked the old steamer and your vote is much appreciated!

Lukas Semancik~~~~An anathema for sure, but there is nothing wrong with a little nostalgia! Thanks for sharing this moment with me!

Guillermo Aguilar~~~~Many thanks, I appreciate your nice compliment!

Jon Martínez Soto~~~Greetings Jon :) It's a pleasure to receive your visit and generous praise :)

Bérangère Tiaffay~~~~~That's a huge compliment on my photo, I'm flattered, thank you so much :))

_ To you all, I express my sincere gratitude for your visits, precious comments, your endorsements, votes, likes, especially the Y*'s and for taking the time to look!_

Kind regards :)


Lady A on December 9, 2011

Wie schön eine alte Dampfeisenbahn!

MF(Meditation Falcon… on March 19, 2012

Nice composition and perspective, Like! Thanks for visiting my gallery and nice comments. Best regards from Taiwan.

Arpad Dudas on March 27, 2012

Very pretty :-)

Like 32 and greetings,


Ruud Jakobs on March 27, 2012

Beautiful capture, still on my wishlist, a steam train ;-) Like.

Best regards, Ruud

Puna on March 31, 2012

Hello Jim This is a WONDERFUL SHOT we don't have trains any more on my Twin Island Republic The train was fazed out many years ago,the government reasons for doing this I Do Not Agree With.As to your question about my fishing trip,I am sorry to say it was canceled at the last minute.It was no fault of our own,the guy we hired for the day,a emergency came up.It had to do with a stealing of his fellow fisher forke boat & engine.Hope to make another tide in the near future >>((((((o>.



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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