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'Agecroft No.1'

By TrevBatWCC    
Back outdoors at the Museum Of Science & Industry, it had just about stopped raining when I captured this, 'Agecroft No.1'. It was built in Newcastle in 1948 and worked at Agecroft Power Station about 3 miles away from MOSI. Retired in 1980 after 32 years shunting coal wagons to feed the power station boilers, the locomotive was bought privately and saved from the scrapheap. It arrived at MOSI in 2008 in a dismantled state and after 3 years of restoration by the volunteers and staff is back in full working order. As with 'Planet' in my earlier upload, it does offer visitors trips along the track, but she was resting today!
Useless info: For those who haven't been or don't know, the MOSI is located right next door to the Granada TV Studios, and immediately behind the Great Western Warehouse seen on the right in the background, which houses the Textile Gallery, is Coronation Street, the rear gardens of the modern side of the street and other premises backing right up to the Warehouse.
Not sure about this new uploading method - after no votes or comments, I realised I should have selected 'submit to gallery'!...and it takes ages... Sad

Techie stuff: see Exif
Single Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Photomatix Pro and Elements 6

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.

Trev Smile

Tags: Manchester Transport Steam locomotive Museum of Science and Industry Agecroft No1

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saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
10 May 2012 10:41AM
It is a very good composition and the presentation is grand.

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Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
10 May 2012 10:43AM
Well Trev, can certainly see this oneSmile
a great shot and composition against that dramatic sky
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
10 May 2012 11:00AM
Very nice crisp capture and presentation of this old loco, Trev.
10 May 2012 11:33AM
Great shot, well captured.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
10 May 2012 11:47AM
Good even-toned detail, Trev.

Briwooly 12 452 5 England
10 May 2012 12:12PM
Great image Trev and a interesting write up like the processing


Ps you wasn't the only one uploaded my pic left it while I made a coffee and when I went back it wasn't in the gallery was just about to load it again when I realised what I had done wrong Tongue. Wink
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
10 May 2012 1:04PM
Good colours in this old loco Trev.
And I uploaded my pic last night as normal.
I assume there must be a different method of uploading now ?
TonyBrooks 9 72 United Kingdom
10 May 2012 1:04PM
Nice processing for HDR for a Great subject

cassiecat 9 39 46 England
10 May 2012 1:11PM
really like the processing and comp.lesley
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
10 May 2012 1:13PM
I am like Lesley .... just love your processing
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
10 May 2012 1:49PM
Superb image Trev!
10 May 2012 1:55PM
just the right levels of HDR used here works very well great image

woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
10 May 2012 2:04PM
A really sweet little saddle tank loco captured from its best angle. Lovely shot.

Photos>Contribute>Upload a Photo is still by far the easiest route, Trev; much too easy to get inextricably lost in all the others!
10 May 2012 2:10PM
Hello dear friend, this is an excellent shot, a pin sharp image.. Very well taken and presented too..

Cor 9 Belgium
10 May 2012 2:10PM
So well taken and processed Trev. 10*****
GlynnisFrith 11 23 3 United Kingdom
10 May 2012 2:30PM
Love the treatment here a super image
Richsr 11 91 223 England
10 May 2012 3:29PM
Good details and tones here Trevor, well pp
Regards Richard
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
10 May 2012 5:32PM
I used the new upload yesterday, no problems encountered TrevSmile perfection in your upload today as per normal
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
10 May 2012 5:38PM
Another cracking shot Trevor, with an excellent write up.
GarrathE 9 4 United Kingdom
10 May 2012 8:19PM
Proper Geordie loco! Nice one.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
10 May 2012 8:21PM
Great processing here Trev - suits the subject very well SmileSmile
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
10 May 2012 8:26PM
An excellent shot of these two locos looking pristine. I was wondering why it should be called 'Agecroft' until I read your write up.

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
10 May 2012 8:42PM
Very HDR but excellent nonetheless. Will I be able to cope with the new system when I get back? I hope so as I have squillions of photographs!!!
moiral 8 12 Scotland
11 May 2012 8:06AM
Beautifully taken and processed. I did the same with first upload to new system. Moira
12 May 2012 10:32AM
Wonderful shot Trevor.

1881 6 India
12 May 2012 7:41PM
CLASSIC photograph.
Regards = BABA
metro074 8 8 Australia
13 May 2012 9:39AM
Excellent as always Trevor Smile
superb capture trev,cracking place for a visit.ray
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
13 May 2012 9:12PM
A stunning image, supported by an excellent pre-narrative of the highest order.

Regards Nathan
Sezz 13 617 15 England
18 May 2012 6:08PM
Perfec angle for this one Trev!

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