Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Disappearing photos!

All the posts below this post - ie older ones - are going to lose their images in a couple of weeks, because I have closed my Photoshelter account! I should of course get around to updating the posts by replacing the source image urls - I will get around to it - but not today - too busy!

In the meantime, for some other great images, take a look at this excellent site:

Walkers Forum.

With thanks to Richard Jennings for his interest in my own stuff!

Sunday, 27 May 2012

First Mainline Steam train into Rowsley Station, Derbyshire since 1960's

Big, historic day today at Peak Rail, Derbyshire: The first through mainline steam engine to reach Rowsley station, near Bakewell, arrived in style hauling a train of 11 passenger coaches, for The Railway Touring Company. It was the first through train from the south to travel over the line since it has been preserved and rejoined to the national network.

The train, which set off this morning from Kings Cross, was hauled by ex-British Railways Britannia class ‘Pacific’ steam locomotive No. 70013 “Oliver Cromwell" and made a fine sight on such a beautiful day. This photo is one of several which you will find on my website at which include also the first use of the restored turntable at Rowsley, before the engine was re-coaled and watered ready for it's return journey to London.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Ullswater, at Pooley Bridge, Cumbria


A gloomy day at Ullswater?  No, surely not! Peaceful. Reflective. Skies a little brooding, dramatic maybe. But never gloomy!

Friday, 2 March 2012

Seahouses, Northumberland, UK


Wild  'n' windy afternoon at Seahouses, with Bamburgh Castle in the far distant background

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Hartland Point, North Devon, UK

Great scenes often just "happen to be there". If you just happen to be there, at the right time, like I was for this one, you can always later pretend that you waited for weeks for the right conditions!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Kingswood Junction, on the Stratford upon Avon Canal, Warwickshire, UK

I love this place! Canals, locks (the Lapworth flight), bridges, narrow boats everywhere - yet an idylic rural spot.

This is where the Grand Union Canal passes very close to the Stratford upon Avon Canal. The two waterways are linked by a "cut" between the two, and there are tow paths to walk all around the lot.

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