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.. I wanna be a Train Driver

My big bruvver is a regular train driver and in his spare time he's a "steam train driver" working on the Swanage Railway Dorset

I was lucky to spend the day on the footplate of the Battle of Britain class Bulleid Pacific No. 34070 'Manston'

V1 - My lovely lovely bruvver Andy
V2 - Undneath oiling stuff
V3 - Exchanging tokens, (This is Pete the Fireman exhanging keys with a signalman that enables the points to be changed), not an easy shot to get!
V4 - Me! Look Mum I'm driving a train!

thanks for looking

Jon

Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:Sigma
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:When I Grow Up...
Username:SurreyHillsMan SurreyHillsMan
Uploaded:25 Jul 2010 - 9:07 AM
Tags:General, Landscape / travel, Manston, Steam train, Swanage railway, Transport
Votes:32
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2010 - 9:13 AM

A super set of images, Jon, they're in seventh heaven working with the beautiful steam engines. Carol

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2010 - 9:13 AM

Well composed v3 - good set of shots
Helen

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Alan_Baseley
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25 Jul 2010 - 9:15 AM

A fine set,
Alan

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bumbleb3
bumbleb3  8356 forum posts United Kingdom
25 Jul 2010 - 9:17 AM

I just love his pensive look on the first image

sandy

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DeSilver
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25 Jul 2010 - 9:44 AM

Great pictures and don't some people have all the luck! Grin


David.

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2010 - 10:09 AM

Intimate views not normally seen " from the cab " Jon, excellent images. Ron.

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DannoM
DannoM  658 forum posts England
25 Jul 2010 - 10:18 AM

great series of shots jon, looks alot of fun
dan

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sherring
sherring  646 forum posts United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2010 - 10:34 AM

Lucky Indeed. Id love to drive one of them.

Steve.

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2010 - 10:45 AM

Great set love the steam/smoke in V1 - and V4 is a cracker - Ina

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OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2010 - 11:39 AM

Brilliant set of images, all very well taken and you at the controls just looks like Casey Jones steaming at the throttle lol. If you can't remember Casey Jones it was an old t.v programme from 70s.
All the best Shaun.

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
25 Jul 2010 - 11:59 AM

Hi think they are great , trust me never grow up, gray

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2010 - 1:42 PM

All great shots Jon. I hope you have a licence for the train-- even if it is a provisional!!!!
Ron

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Stace
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25 Jul 2010 - 2:08 PM

Great set Jon..........love your dungarees in v4, very fashionable lol Smile

Stace

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FeatherFriend
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25 Jul 2010 - 4:06 PM

Great set Jon, just wondering.....do all train drivers wear a cammo hat ? Wink
Geoff.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2010 - 7:44 PM

We like Swanage and steam trains I have with my hubs ridden on the train from that station - fab set of shots

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HobbitDave
25 Jul 2010 - 8:13 PM

Love the title, Jon, and v's 1 and 4 for me from a cracking series.
Dave.

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bunbeam
bunbeam  9 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2010 - 11:36 PM

did you get to blow the whistle too? brilliant set of shots
bunSmile

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2010 - 11:59 PM

4 excellent shots which tell such a story about life of a steam loco driver. As well as being fascinating and so well captured, they do make up an excellent documentary set for future reference.
Lovely work, Jon.
Ronnie.

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2010 - 7:56 AM

Superb set of captures with super title Jon. Have really enjoyed looking at all four of them and it is very hard to choose a favourite. V3 stands out for composition and angles but I love V4 - brilliant Smile
Sylvia

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celestun e2 Member 1029 forum postscelestun vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2010 - 12:11 PM

A brilliant series Jon... you could easily turn this into a book! Also as has been said already the title is spot on!

Well done!

Tim

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2010 - 9:24 AM

An interesting set - good work all round, Jon.
Terry

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2010 - 6:26 PM

Good set of images Jon, do like your framing in 3 and the outfit in 4.
Regards Richard.

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Scaramanga
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27 Jul 2010 - 6:48 PM

Not only did you get to drive a train you also got to meet Brian Turner TV celebrity chef in V3.

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