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Dorset Steam Rally starts today

By JuBarney
Taken a few years ago at Dorset. This shows a Burrell engine,ably driven by a friend from Cornwall, Charlie Daniel, double heading (two engines) pulling a heavy load through "Watford Gap" and up the hill in the "playpen" at the Dorset Steam Rally. This is a wonderful place for a day out if you are able to get there, and on until Sunday.

Unfortunately I cannot get there this year as my Great Dane has just had major surgery on a leg, but she is coming along well.

Many many thanks for your lovely comments of support with my image of Balu on National Dog Day and special thanks to BadgerFred, Holmewood and Fred263 for their User Awards which are much appreciated.

PS. Have tried to upload a version with Albert's (Fentiger's) suggestion of crop (much better) but the server won't let me!

Tags: Transport Steam engines Burrell Dorset Steam Rally

Voters: woolybill1, NaturesHaven, NDODS and 53 more

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NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2015 9:14AM
Looks like a very well supported and popular event. Great image.

Thanks for sharing Ju

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
2 Sep 2015 9:15AM
Pleased that the dog is doing well - must be a handful!

Lovely shot today. Too far for me to get there.
fentiger 20 920 24 England
2 Sep 2015 9:18AM
Well seen and captured if it were mine I would have cropped out the very light strip of background at the top of the image as it tends to distract.

User_Removed 16 32 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2015 9:20AM
I can't make it this year - to busy - so I will have to make do with any photosthat are uploaded. SmileSmileSmile

2 Sep 2015 9:21AM
Excellent Ju, it's a super composition, haven't been to a steam rally for years, used to visit one in Abergavenny,
2 Sep 2015 10:43AM
Great photo, use to go to these shows in the 60s and 70s, that one is a bit to far for me to go too
2 Sep 2015 11:49AM
Great steam rally image Ju Grin
Pleased to hear Balu is on the road to recovery
12 10 10 England
2 Sep 2015 11:55AM
Excellent photo,
2 Sep 2015 12:38PM
This is excellent, Ju - it conveys the occasion superbly.
Glad Balu is on the mend.

Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2015 6:01PM
This looks sperb Ju, those two engines stand out beautifully against the rest. Glad Balu is coming on OK.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
2 Sep 2015 6:58PM
Wonderful stream engines Ju, lots of steam and looks nice and sunny,

Lovely photographs Ju

Patty GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
2 Sep 2015 7:12PM
Hope it stays dry for them. I seem to recall that more often than not they quite quite a downpour. Wonderful machines and images.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
danbrann 16 640 17
2 Sep 2015 7:18PM
These are such fun and present a great opportunity for photography as you have so admirably shown here, Super.
2 Sep 2015 8:45PM
Super shot Ju. So pleased Balu is doing well. Cathy
jocas 6 6 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2015 12:40PM
Super image of these wonderful old engines. Glad to hear Balu is doing well.
senn 10 5 1 Belgium
3 Sep 2015 7:12PM
wonderful scene, .. effectively captured
3 Sep 2015 8:39PM
A wonderful old engine, super shot Ju..Lin
Superb image, Ju.
Pleased to hear that Balu is on the mend.SmileSmile


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