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Beaver Tail Take 2

By spikemoz
This is the train in my previous upload departing from the down platform at Quorn & Woodhouse Station on the Great Central Railway in Leicestershire. The red carriage is the LNER beaver tailed obsrvation car and the locomotive is D1705 (47 117) built by Brush Engineering in Loughborough.

It is interesting to note how the red brick station building fits into the blue brick arch of the skewed bridge on the left side of the picture.


Tags: Transport Landscape and travel Great central railway Passenger train Diesel locomotive Portraits and people

Voters: imagio, TyChee, Hailwood and 2 more

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imagio 15 12 1 England
10 Aug 2007 12:14AM
Lovely depth in this one Spike

TyChee 17 275 1 United States
10 Aug 2007 2:18AM
Love this perspective. I like how the bridge frames the train.
Railcam 15 938 2 Scotland
10 Aug 2007 3:44PM
I do like this although I think the idea could be improved upon.

Personally I would leave out the red brickwork and colour light signal (as nice as it is) as it competes for attention with the departing train.
This would use the bridge solely as a frame.

Try a less windy day so that the diesel exhaust does not blow down and degrade the contrast of the loco.

Finally, with a background of green trees, something other than a green loco would stand out more.

Like I said I do like this and the two tone green was the best livery for a 47 in my eyes.

Keith Sanders

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