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By robincoombes
Memories... the fasination of standing at the end of the platform watching the arriving and departing steam hauled expresses seems as real and relevant today as in the 1950's and 60's. Technology has brought the playstation and i-touch phone but steam can fill all the senses evoking a feeling of power and the desire to be on the footplate harnessing the magic of man and machine in perfect harmony.

Black 5 No 45407 arriving at Bury Bolton Street

Tags: Boy Transport Steam Platform T Black 5 Landscape and travel Bury Portraits and people Elr

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davidhu 12 19 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2009 8:09PM
Good atmospheric capture.

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24 Feb 2009 8:10PM
Great shot: briliiant atmosphere.
GlynnisFrith 11 23 3 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2009 8:15PM
Love the perspective of this very well seen Robin
Hailwood 11 2 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2009 8:26PM
nice shot robin
Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
24 Feb 2009 8:43PM
Great image Robin
joolsb 13 27.1k 38 Switzerland
24 Feb 2009 8:45PM
An unconventional composition which works perfectly and fits in well with your basic idea. A truly evocative shot and one of the best I've seen here in a while.
bangalicious 10 1.3k 5 England
24 Feb 2009 8:52PM
Unusual composition, but it works really well. Nice tones in this too.

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
24 Feb 2009 8:57PM
Really different but wonderful. Great atmosphere here. ....Sandy
Ray42 10 3 England
24 Feb 2009 9:33PM

Quote:Great shot: briliiant atmosphere.

He took the words from me - terrific shot
TyChee 13 275 1 United States
25 Feb 2009 1:19AM
This is magic! Excellent.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
25 Feb 2009 7:04AM
Finely observed moment Robin. Ron.
Mikelane 11 1 Wales
25 Feb 2009 1:53PM
Lovely image robin ,brings back good mems for me too,excellent regards
harrattp 11 11 4 England
25 Feb 2009 3:21PM
A nice candid Robin.

redstag 12 100 15 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2009 10:24AM
An intelliigent and cleverly done image, I like it.

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