Steam Train, Severn Valley Railway.

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Comments (9)

Behrooz Rezvani on February 28, 2007

Thank you Sir Your very beautiful Photo send me 48 year ago I wasin elementry school and living south of Iran We travel 4 times a years with such train to Tehran

Thank you Again Best Wishes

Matthew Walters on February 28, 2007

Thank you, I'm glad you like the photo. Travelling by steam train is a unique experience!

Alfred Schaffer on November 25, 2007

Remembers me on my youth! Nice Foto!

Greetings Alfred

Row 17 on January 24, 2008

Beautiful photograph. I remember these loco's pounding past my home near Smethwick Rolfe St Station in the 50's & early 60's. We were poor then, but we were happy (now where have I heard that before?). How did you managed it, as I've never taken a satisfactory - let alone good - photo of a steamed up loco on the SVR. I'm envious.

Matthew Walters on January 25, 2008

Thanks. I suppose timing helps, and maybe location. At this particular point, a footpath crosses the track - it's then just a matter of waiting. Also as this was February, the steam would have hung around a little longer than in summer.

mogens13 on January 27, 2008

Lovely Locomotive. Matthew.

Maybe it was used in Hercule Poirot Agatha Christi TV series.

Greetings from 'a steam fan' from Denmark.


Matthew Walters on January 29, 2008

Thanks Mogens. A lot of TV and film work happens on the SVR, so it wouldn't surprise me if you have seen it somewhere. I was lucky enough to watch the BBC film "The Singing Detective" at Arley station a few years ago.

Eszter Bollók on February 6, 2008

Very beautiful, nice nature, and i love the trains:)

Andreas B. OTTE on March 6, 2008

Hi Matthew! Very nice gallery! This steam train is very beautiful! I have also a nice selection of steam trains here in my sites! Also all active! Best Regards from Germany Andreas!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 18, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Matthew Walters
    • Taken on 2007/02/18 13:40:08
    • Exposure: 0.011s (1/90)
    • Focal Length: 78.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash