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"Loco 3007"

By RonnieAG
Images from Glasgow's Riverside Museum of Transport.
Loco 3007 was built in 1944/45 at the North British Locomotive Co. in Glasgow and was shipped to South Africa where it hauled trains for 40 years.
It then languished neglected for 20 years before being returned to the city of it's origin.

V 1: some of the moving parts in B and W (I don't know the correct terminology).
V 2: original colour version.
V 3: the best shot I could manage of the loco.

Many thanks to all who commented on Long and Winding Way, and with special thanks to Pam {mashwood10}, Trev {TrevBatWCC} and Phil {phil_j} for their User Awards which are so much appreciated.


(PS.......very busy today so will just click later.......sorry.......R)

Tags: Glasgow Black and white Riverside Museum of Transport South African loco 3007

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morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2013 11:35AM
Superb set of images Ronnie, I love V1 &2 fabulous textures and tones, good to see the whole train in V3 too Smile


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gwynn56 5 87 England
27 Mar 2013 11:43AM
beautiful set of images , of this fine example of engineering Smile
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 70 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2013 11:46AM
Superb set. Hugh's comments fit to a T.
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
27 Mar 2013 11:51AM
V.2 for me, Ronnie, an excellent crop and presentation. Carol
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
27 Mar 2013 12:20PM
I also love V2 Ronnie !! Excellent captures !
Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2013 12:26PM
It is difficult to get good clear images of any of the vehiles but you've done very well
to eliminate most b/g distractions in V3.
The mono and original are excellent - a good crop - something I must consider on my next visit.
I don't naturally think 'part engine' but great for mono images.
27 Mar 2013 12:41PM
3 super images Ronnie, V2 a slight favourite,
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
27 Mar 2013 12:52PM
Stunning old machines Ronnie and brings back many early memories flooding back.


boov 5 2 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2013 1:06PM
Super B/W...
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2013 1:15PM
Excellent black and white, but the colour in V2 is so subtle too!
jdinne 14 16 England
27 Mar 2013 1:21PM
Ronnie I have looked at V1 and V2 many times now and have concluded I like them both equally. Texture is brilliant and really glad you have shown us the whole engine in V3. Great set.

rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
27 Mar 2013 1:42PM
Metalic mechanism, good detail Ronnie.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2013 1:44PM
V2stands out for me with that beautiful colouring
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
27 Mar 2013 2:09PM
A strong angle and good geometry on the wheels, Ronnie. I prefer v2 of these, it's almost a toned mono with a lovely golden hue, and very 'tactile'. v3 is a fine image of the 'whole' and supports the first two well.

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 146 16 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2013 2:30PM
A super set of images Ronnie, V1 for meSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2013 2:47PM
Wow! Ronnie - these have such texture, tone and clarity to them. I have not thought about getting up close and personal with an engine but these really make me want to. Fabulous - v2 for me I think. Smile

V2 for me Ronnie today now thats a shock I hear you say I go for b/w most of the time but this time v2 is stunning good detail and clarity

rayme330 5 17 1 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2013 2:53PM
Superb photography, Ronnie.

27 Mar 2013 3:02PM
Very nice sets of images of this fine old train well captured Ronnie.
Allen, Smile
27 Mar 2013 3:05PM
Beautiful images! V2 for me.
YorkshireSam 8 110 3 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2013 3:11PM
V2 for me Ronnie, it looks so tactile whereas that seems to disappear a little in the mono conversion.
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2013 3:13PM
Three excellent photos ROnnie, particularly like v1

richmowil Plus
8 321 2 England
27 Mar 2013 3:29PM
Good Composition and detail in all three images!! V1 just edges it for me!! Very nice themed set!!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
27 Mar 2013 3:37PM
Reminds me of the National Railway Museum in York - it's a great day out, but these enormous locos can be a devil to get all in shot - even with a wide angle lens! Wink You've done very well in V3, Ronnie, and like the close-up of the connecting / coupling rods, I believe they are called. Think the mono works best for me...just! Wink
Trev Smile
nonur Plus
8 17 12 Turkey
27 Mar 2013 3:41PM
I love the quality of these shots, Ronnie. SUPERB!
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
27 Mar 2013 3:52PM
V2, I think!

netta1234 5 382 2 Wales
27 Mar 2013 4:05PM
Brilliant quality imagesSmile
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
27 Mar 2013 4:15PM
An excellent set of images Ronnie, it is another vote for v2 from me
danbrann 13 636 17
27 Mar 2013 4:17PM
So different from you Ronnie but so good.
TyChee 12 275 1 United States
27 Mar 2013 4:30PM
Excellent set. V1 for me.
BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
27 Mar 2013 4:38PM
Three lovely captures of the mighty engine.

1881 5 India
27 Mar 2013 4:46PM
Beautiful set of images,,,,,,
27 Mar 2013 5:06PM
Hi Ronnie, excellent set of images, the winners are V1 and V3.

27 Mar 2013 5:25PM
Three fine images of a fine locomotive, Ronnie!
Wouldn't it be good if they'd leave a bit more room for photographers??!!Wink

User_Removed 5 4 1 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2013 5:37PM
Engineering at its best.

Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2013 6:05PM
V2 for me, love the coloursGrin
jaktis 13 84 Sweden
27 Mar 2013 6:51PM
I do prefer v2 for the waemer feeling

JOKEN 8 3 10 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2013 7:03PM
Three fine images evoking memories of the age of steam. Perhaps fitting on the 50th anniversary of Beeching's axe.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2013 7:37PM
The isolated levers and rams, springs and sprockets "whatever they?' makes for a great observational study, one of which you have composed and crafted very well. The monochrome being the ideal tool for the said job.

"As for the train well, they are train spotters for that kinda stuff?"

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2013 7:58PM
Seems like it has had a new bit fittedWink

fentiger 16 916 24 England
27 Mar 2013 8:05PM
I really like No. 1 it is a well composed abstract which works so well in mono.

Billyray 9 70 3 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2013 8:59PM
The mono version for me Ronnie very closely followed by V2. You did well to get so much in shot of the engine. As a young lad I used to watch the locomotives leaving the Vulcan Foundry at Newton-le-Willows bound for Inda and many other places around the world.
8 10 10 England
27 Mar 2013 10:25PM
V2 is the version for me Ronnie.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
27 Mar 2013 11:10PM
That is a hard one Ronnie. Tricky to mater the reflection and the dark vs shiny contrast. Your v1does those full justice. But then the soft golden shine in v2 , the brown old cast iron and the bluish steel has its own irresistible charm.
Like them both!
Ray42 9 3 England
28 Mar 2013 7:25AM
Excellent captures
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 7:49AM
OAKEY 9 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 7:34PM
Great stuff Ronnie, V2 for me,.
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1962 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 9:21PM
I love to see closeup detail of trains like this, and so it's V2 for me, the subtle colour is just perfect.
29 Mar 2013 12:14PM
oh! the temerity of the trespasser knows no bounds TongueTongue good capture Ronnie I took a similar capture of this wheel also called raw steel about a year ago V2 does it for me

7 Apr 2013 7:38PM
Ronnie, lovely lighting and tone................super mono, as I always say, some things are ment to be..............


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