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Dorset Steam Rally

By JuBarney
I am suffering from withdrawal symptoms as the Great Dorset Steam Rally is this week at Blandford Forum and I haven't been able to go this year; it is a GREAT day out.

This was taken several years ago and I love the smoke from the second engine which is pulling the heavy load up Watford Gap in the "playpen". It looks as though Charlie (who is driving the first engine, Suzie) is just out for a jolly as his engine isn't doing much work!

Apparently the playpen was a dust bath this year as they have been having very hot weather, but had a welcome rain shower this evening.

Tags: Transport Steam engines Heavy load Dorset Steam Rally

Voters: taggart, DicksPics, KBan and 48 more

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taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
30 Aug 2013 9:57PM
marvelous how this engine takes center stage amidst all the other displays in the image enjoyed!
30 Aug 2013 9:58PM
I'm there with them, Ju - I can smell the smoke!!
A great image!

johnlw 14 1 10 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2013 10:50PM
A super image never mind the pollutionSmile
Regards John.
30 Aug 2013 11:15PM
Marvelous document! great shot!
ukgubbi 9 5 India
31 Aug 2013 1:59AM
looks like a vintage vehicle. nice feeling
Hermanus 8 4 South Africa
31 Aug 2013 4:10AM
This really is one superb image Ju !! Very well taken !
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
31 Aug 2013 5:38AM
An excellent capture, Ju, looks like a great event to attend. Carol
ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
31 Aug 2013 6:47AM
A fine image with the smoke rising to go out of focus - well done, Ju.
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2013 9:01AM
A good image that you can keep looking at
and finding something else to admire each time
lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
31 Aug 2013 10:54AM
Captured the atmosphere of the rally very well.

I didn't go this year either as it clashed with the air festival
CHRISB911 15 54 1
1 Sep 2013 6:29PM
great shot a real sharp image
2 Sep 2013 1:16PM
An excellent image Ju, very well taken.
Wendyp 8 4 England
3 Sep 2013 10:35PM
I just love the movement and details in this picture.

Trev_B 14 151 68 England
5 Sep 2013 6:19PM
Well done Ju great atmosphere in these old workhorses. I have not been to the Steam Fair for quite some years and would love to do it again.. maybe a good idea for a group event next year.

JuBarney Plus
10 33 5 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2013 7:13PM
A brilliant idea Trev.
senn 10 5 1 Belgium
11 Sep 2013 12:22PM
fab capture ..
Ridgeway 14 222 2 Ireland
26 Sep 2013 6:00PM
Fantastic machines and a great shot.
Never seen one in the metal.Wink


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