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Locos inside one of the engine sheds at the North Yorks Moors railway.

Heavy Metal

Locos inside one of the engine sheds at the North Yorks Moors railway.

comments (8)

  • David from the Isle of Skye
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Nov 2007, 00:24
Lovely range of tones that Ansel Adams would be proud of, and crisp detail on even the smallest rivet- excellent!
Pilgrim: Thanks David - this is a place that is stuffed with big boys toys but unfortunately it isn't easy to get to a lot of it as access is restricted to those doing the renovations. David.
Oh lovely: I can virtually smell their prescence
Pilgrim: Thanks Chris. Definitely a smell only the male of the species seems to appreciate. David.
Wow, this has got Les and me scuttling off for our Ian Allen books...which is very sad. Nice light capture with good balance.
Pilgrim: Plenty for the anorak here David. I only wish access was better to get in amongst it all. This is just a small fraction of the stuff here but these are all regular runners. Next shed along has some long term (3-5 year) restorations going on(e.g. Eric Treacy) but you can only view through a small window .... so no pics there!
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 7 Nov 2007, 13:15
I really like the lighting and the tones that give it sort of an old feeling. The lights in that building are amazing. Nice work. Are they restoring these trains?
Pilgrim: Thanks Kathryn. The trains in the picture have been restored and all run on a regular basis. There are some long term restorations (3-5 years) ongoing in the next shed to this, unfortunately the public can only view that work through high level windows that don't give any opportunity for photography. The trains here run almost all year apart from about4-6 weeks in the late winter when they inspect the entire track network. I'm lucky that I only live 20 minutes away from this place. David.
Fantastic detail in this photograph. (:o)
Pilgrim: Thanks Rosalyn. This is a place that is relatively close to home (20 minutes) but I tend to forget it's there and haven't done it justice yet. Another couple over the next 2 days and then it's back to the saltwater again. David.
  • Les Auld
  • Southport in the dark
  • 7 Nov 2007, 17:49
A grand view of the shed, was this from the viewing gallery at the end? Looks good, sharp and well toned.

Just looked them up in an old Ian Allen, bt sad as Max said but never saw 61264 in real life.
Pilgrim: Yes Les, from the gallery that leads into the shop. I just used available lighting, hand-held and let the camera look after the exposure. I was hoping to see 'Sir Nigel' but it was tucked away somewhere out of sight. Unfortunately you can't get to the renovations - just a window view directly above 'Eric Treacy' which is just a shotblasted rolling chassis at the moment on a 3-year rebuild. David.
  • blackdog
  • Bath, United Kingdom
  • 7 Nov 2007, 18:08
Excellent point of view and angle here David - looks like they are straining for the off. Tecnically faultless mate.

They kept their Ian Allen books - now that is scary!
Pilgrim: Thanks Mike. The point of view was a given, there only is a very short viewing gallery and that's it - and I let the camera do all the work. I really should get myself over there and do a proper job - it's only 30 minutes from home. A couple more then back to the sea....... cheers, David.
The quality of this is just fantastic. It's not easy getting good shots inside the sheds (well it isn't for me) and this is great. Tell Blackdog I've still got my Ian Allen combined volume too!
Pilgrim: Thanks Bill - all left to the camera to sort out the problems with the available light. I had hoped for some steam 'action' but they were running diesels the other day when I was here. Only 20 minutes away so I'll be back. David.

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