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Caledonian Freight loco #828 crosses the River Severn

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Dates of build:- Bridge 1861, locomotive 1899

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Comments (11)

Peter_private_box on September 28, 2011

Hello Steve,

Thank you for your visit, nice words, and the awards.
I had never been here before, and there is easy access to either side on either river bank, but there are a lot of bushes blocking the view on the other side, so I figured since there was no sun, and no shadows, that this was a better bet. I did try the other side (you can see three guys standing there through the bridge) a couple of days later when the sun was out, and it is a very different view.

Best wishes Peter

Nick Weall on September 28, 2011

...and another YSL ~ Well done and best wishes ~ nick

Peter_private_box on September 28, 2011

Hi Nick,

Thank you for your visit, and the awards. A very artistic lady described the reflection as 'in the style of a Japanese print'. For me the little Caledonian engine was the star of the weekend, and there will be a few more pictures of it to post soon.

Best wishes Peter

Sarah O on October 2, 2011

Peter wow. I opened this shot and tried to see all you have captioned in this photo! I was not even aware there was a house on down the river with folks and then up closer, more men I think, fishing? maybe...I counted the people looking out the windows of the train, one in each window apparantly.:) What a fantastic panoramic shot you captured Peter, beautifully composed and a BIG ole LIKE for me. I really like this one Peter. The reflection in the water is another element that is nice to see!
Sunday greetings to you Sarah

Peter_private_box on October 2, 2011

Hi Sarah,

I am happy that you found so much to see here. There were a lot of people keen to ride behind this engine on only it's second trip down this line. The folks on the other side are all photographers too (although some guys did go fishing there later). However, I don't think the picture from that side is as good. You don't get anything interesting to see through the bridge, and most of the reflection is blocked by vegetation. I'll see if I can dig one out from that side and post it for you.

Best wishes Peter

Judith, on October 10, 2011

Lovely reflection of Victoria Bridge & the train in this. LIKE. Certainly A LOT to be seen. That's why I so enjoy your "train" photos. Best wishes Judith.

Peter_private_box on October 11, 2011

Hi Judith,

Thank you for such nice words, and the 'like'. I believe this was the first time this engine had ventured south from Scotland, so it is a little bit of history. I'm really happy that you noticed that I do try to include a couple of other elements in the picture too, just to make it a little different. Thank you! The other side of the bridge is here!

Best wishes Peter

Judith, on October 11, 2011

I LIKE this side best. Best wishes Judith

Peter_private_box on October 12, 2011

Hi Judith,

Thank you again for your considered opinion! (and the like!). I suppose if people all liked the same things there would not be such a variety of cars on the road, or clothes in the shops, and the world would be a pretty boring place!

Best wishes Peter

Steve. D on November 13, 2014

Hello Peter yes i remember this shot also and what a beauty it is .. my YS-L replaced here also :))

best wishes .. steve

Peter_private_box on November 16, 2014

Thank you very much Steve,

Your visit and awards are always appreciated. It is hard to believe that this was my first visit to Severn Valley for their 'all night running' event, so many years ago now. Since then I have tried both sides, and to be honest I think this side is better, especially if the water is smooth. The only drawback is that the drivers cross the bridge at walking pace, so no exhaust. None the less I am pleased you have come back for another look.

Best Wishes Peter

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