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Engines in the snow at night.

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Left to right the locomotives are: 'Super D' #49395, Lancashire & Yorkshire 0-6-0 #957, 4F 0-6-0 #43924, Ivatt class 2 tank #41241, and Webb 0-6-2 'Coal Tank' #58926. British railways 2-6-4 Tank #80002, and Industrial loco 'Nunlow' are just about visible behind the Ivatt. All seven were in steam, being kept warm ready for another days work in the morning.

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Comments (14)

gezginruh on February 12, 2012

Hi my dearest Peter,

What an excellent capture!!!!

I'm very impressed!

Thank you very much for these excellent photos, and for your sharing

Stay with pomegranate

Love Füxxxxxx

Peter_private_box on February 12, 2012

Hi Füsun & Steve,

Again, thank you both for your wonderful comments and praise. This was taken under the road bridge, and to be honest I wouldn't have thought of it, but one of the resident drivers pointed out the exact spot where you have to be to get it all in. Then add the snow.... I am really happy that you both appreciate it.

Best Wishes Peter

alan drury on February 13, 2012

Fantastic winter night shot Peter another one differant nice framing with that arch.What time did you stay till you must have had a late departure home so again a YSL from me too Best wishes Alan

Peter_private_box on February 13, 2012

Hi Alan, Thank you again for all the praise and awards. This was a surprise for me, not expecting it to turn out so well. I reckon that if this was tried again, it would never look the same, all the ingredients fell into place, seven engines in steam, cold clear night with no one around, snow on the ground. In fact this was Friday night, not Saturday. I decided to stay overnight so that I'd get a suitable start the next morning, without having to worry about snow or icy roads.

Best Wishes Peter

Nick Weall on February 15, 2012

I really admire this shot a lot Peter ~ it is so successful ~ YSL it conveys a real sense of winter and coldness ~ Congratulations ~ Best wishes ~ nick

Peter_private_box on February 15, 2012

Hi Nick, thank you for the visit and the awards. You are right , it was cold!! Glad you appreciate it.

Best Wishes Peter

stacy metcalf on February 17, 2012

Your planning and effort has paid off in spades here, Peter. i Like your timing, positioning, framing and treatment on this work of art.

regards & well-wishes from Kelowna

Peter_private_box on February 17, 2012

Thank you again Stacy for such wonderful comments. Kind of strange how the last shot of the day gives unexpected results, maybe there is some feeling that everything being photographed at least once, then creativity can be let loose to give the unexpected.

Best wishes Pete

Rosalyn Hilborne on June 20, 2013

Lovely shot! L&F. Regards, Rosa.

Peter_private_box on June 20, 2013

Hi Rosa,

Thank you for digging into my gallery, and for the awards. I really appreciate when people take the trouble to look beyond the first page. The picture was taken on a very cold Friday night, with a very intensive service the next day, so your interest makes it worthwhile. I noticed you have a fascinating gallery, and are extremely well travelled, so I will have to visit properly soon!

Best Wishes Peter

Петар Бојић on July 13, 2015

Very nice composition and framing!


Greetings, Petar

Peter_private_box on July 14, 2015

Hi Petar

Thank you so much for your visit, and the very kind awards. It was a very interesting and cold weekend!

Best Wishes Peter

Steve. D on July 16, 2015

Hello Peter my YS-L replaced on this fantastic shot .. such a pleasure to revisit it for sure too

best wishes ... steve

Peter_private_box on July 17, 2015

Hi Steve,

Thank you for coming back to this picture, the praise, and the awards. This was the winter gala in 2012. I did eventually catch up with Alan there, and we got some nice snow pictures between us.

Best Wishes Peter

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