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Hard Climb

By kirkoid
A4 locomotive No.4462 'Bittern' climbs the 1 in 49 gradient to Goathland Station from Grosmont at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway Spring Steam Gala on 05 May 2012.

Tags: A4 Transport Track Gradient Locomotive Bittern Signal Embankment Coaches Cutting Nymr Goathland

Voters: Glyn1, gwynn56, saeidNL and 11 more


saeidNL 12 3 Netherlands
6 May 2012 8:52PM
Fantastic and great capture,
rayme330 9 17 1 United Kingdom
6 May 2012 9:03PM
Really good shot.

paganatheart 10 2 3 United Kingdom
6 May 2012 9:05PM
A really nice shot. I would have been tempted to wait a little longer until the train was filling the frame a bit more. What say you?
kirkoid 10 1 England
6 May 2012 9:20PM
Thanks for the votes and comments.

This is the first of a set I captured of the locomotive powering up the gradient, the next one will fill the frame more but with a little less smoke as the locomotive is the centre of attraction in the frame.
paganatheart 10 2 3 United Kingdom
6 May 2012 9:35PM
Thanks, look forward to seeing your others.
6 May 2012 9:40PM
Nice image.

I would not have waited personaly the points take the eye to the locomotive. I would have cropped the top of the image and taken out some of the smoke that has blown out, but that is my own view.

That said it looks like doing the homework has pulled off and you seem to have found a decent location.



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