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More from my archives. The steam engines have been in Barry for at least 40 years, they were sent to a Barry scrapyard in the 60's but like many others they survived the torch. Most of the steam engines currently running in the UK came from Woodhams scrapyard. These images are of the last ones to leave. The diesel engine was running when I visited in June.
All hand held shots without flash

Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Seen better days!
Username:franken franken
Uploaded:21 Jan 2008 - 10:07 AM
Tags:Barry steam railway, Diesel engine, Engines, Railway carriage, Steam engine., Stored, Transport
Votes:49
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cantona43
cantona43 e2 Member 8873 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2008 - 10:08 AM

wonderful shot beautiful detail and tones
Neil

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davidhu
davidhu  8 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2008 - 10:11 AM

Good shots both, Ken. The large version is a must for the detail.
Dave

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gothicboy
gothicboy  6 Romania1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2008 - 10:18 AM

tryied to crop the roof and replace it with something else? The overexposed windows are somewhat distracting.. or at least that's what I think... Great photo, great detail...deserves many clicks...

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digitall
digitall  7238 forum posts Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2008 - 10:57 AM

When I was very much younger, I remember going to Barry on a trip with my parents in a coach.
I especially remember climbing into engines that had very recently been parked, the fires were still alight allbeit very low. As I recall the smell and sight was great. These shots bring back good memories, like running up the hill on the way to school and looking over the bridge just as the train was leaving the station, and getting all smokey and dirty before school. Great.

Allan

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Bodiewil
Bodiewil e2 Member 646 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
21 Jan 2008 - 11:16 AM

Great work Ken, a wonderful series of images... Gawd it's all memories on EPZ this morning

Dave

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JudeC
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2008 - 11:24 AM

Fab work - Jude.

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2008 - 12:04 PM

Wonderful series; lots of character rusting away there.
Rende

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Guillaume
Guillaume  7119 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2008 - 12:21 PM

Good series of shots

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dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
21 Jan 2008 - 12:58 PM

AWSOME IMAGES

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Sweep
Sweep  843 forum posts England
21 Jan 2008 - 1:04 PM

A lovely set of Picture's, thanks for sharing them.
Barry

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Libby_M
Libby_M  7 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2008 - 1:10 PM

theses are fab
the detail the rush
the colour they are all great
fab shots

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AlanC1
AlanC1  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2008 - 2:01 PM

Great series enjoyed looking at them
Alan

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ChristineL
21 Jan 2008 - 2:41 PM

a great set of images, I'm glad they survived and are being used again,
Chris.

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imagio
imagio  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2008 - 2:46 PM

Love the series, I was never a lover of the Diesel engines but its amazing how they can all be restored..

Bernie

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
21 Jan 2008 - 3:25 PM

Excellent collection.
Christine

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phototime
phototime  8 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2008 - 3:54 PM

Amazing shots Ken,excellent colours and detail.

Mo

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GlynnisFrith
GlynnisFrith e2 Member 7GlynnisFrith vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2008 - 4:01 PM

It's great to think these rusty relics do make it back on to the tracks it would be a shame if they had been scraped
nice set of images
Glynnis

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proz
proz  9205 forum posts United States
21 Jan 2008 - 6:08 PM

awesome set of images Ken

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robincoombes
robincoombes e2 Member 7robincoombes vcard Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2008 - 6:34 PM

Wonderful series of the "Barry Ten", one or two look like they will now be reincarnated as different classes of engine Smile

Robin

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SKavanagh
SKavanagh  6312 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2008 - 7:07 PM

Excellent set of shots i think someone may need a hand with a wire brush
Steve

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21 Jan 2008 - 8:28 PM

Excellent set of images, have an RC on me
Mark

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elcid
elcid  10150 forum posts England
21 Jan 2008 - 8:57 PM

Nostalga, nice one.

Bill.

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Hop-A-Long
21 Jan 2008 - 9:07 PM

Great set of images. I am sure they will all run again one day.
Andy

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tmann
tmann  9 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2008 - 9:18 PM

Awesome set of pics!!!
Love these captures!!
Thomas

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Graysta
Graysta  91133 forum posts England
21 Jan 2008 - 9:42 PM

Wonderful collection of shots bring a lump to the throat & a tear to the eye to see it there,but as Robin says much will be reincarnated.

Graham

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2008 - 9:46 PM

Love trains, and the old ones are still so special.

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Brilane
Brilane e2 Member 8Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2008 - 1:39 AM

Interesting series, and great shots.
Brian

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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2008 - 1:43 AM

Well taken Sir, Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

P.S. Thank you for the award, much appreciated.

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PatrickSmith
22 Jan 2008 - 1:49 AM

It's a classic!

Patrick

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clur
clur  7 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2008 - 8:05 AM

Great set of images here.
Claire

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Nettles
Nettles  7 England
22 Jan 2008 - 8:46 AM

An excellent set of shots and an interesting contrast to the usual pristine engines that we see.
Annette

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Pegon
Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2008 - 4:17 PM

A cracking set of shots Ken. I hope one day they will be restored, it's sad to see them like this.
Pete.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2008 - 8:06 PM

A fine series of images, you see lots like these abandoned outside Gloucester station and outside Temple Meads in Bristol

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ChrisOs
ChrisOs e2 Member 9ChrisOs vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2008 - 2:09 PM

Super set of pics. Very nostalgic.
A friend of mine filmed the last steam engine to be rebuilt at Swindon Railway works. Besides the 16mm film he and his Dad and brother took about 2000 slides of the work in progress.
These pics of yours are an important record.
Chris

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JohnH37  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2008 - 6:50 PM

Excellent photos.Great title.
-John

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2008 - 3:07 PM

Super collection of shots!

A Smile

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