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Seen better days!

By franken
More from my archives. The steam engines have been in Barry for at least 40 years, they were sent to a Barry scrapyard in the 60's but like many others they survived the torch. Most of the steam engines currently running in the UK came from Woodhams scrapyard. These images are of the last ones to leave. The diesel engine was running when I visited in June.
All hand held shots without flash

Tags: Transport Engines Steam engine Barry steam railway Railway carriage Stored Diesel engine

Voters: cantona43, davidhu, gothicboy and 46 more

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cantona43 Plus
11 924 4 England
21 Jan 2008 10:08AM
wonderful shot beautiful detail and tones

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davidhu 11 19 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2008 10:11AM
Good shots both, Ken. The large version is a must for the detail.
gothicboy 9 1 Romania
21 Jan 2008 10:18AM
tryied to crop the roof and replace it with something else? The overexposed windows are somewhat distracting.. or at least that's what I think... Great photo, great detail...deserves many clicks...
digitall 10 238 6 Wales
21 Jan 2008 10:57AM
When I was very much younger, I remember going to Barry on a trip with my parents in a coach.
I especially remember climbing into engines that had very recently been parked, the fires were still alight allbeit very low. As I recall the smell and sight was great. These shots bring back good memories, like running up the hill on the way to school and looking over the bridge just as the train was leaving the station, and getting all smokey and dirty before school. Great.


Bodiewil 9 46 Wales
21 Jan 2008 11:16AM
Great work Ken, a wonderful series of images... Gawd it's all memories on EPZ this morning

JudeC 9 6 3 England
21 Jan 2008 11:24AM
Fab work - Jude.
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
21 Jan 2008 12:04PM
Wonderful series; lots of character rusting away there.
Guillaume 9 119 2 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2008 12:21PM
Good series of shots
21 Jan 2008 12:58PM
Sweep 10 43 England
21 Jan 2008 1:04PM
A lovely set of Picture's, thanks for sharing them.
21 Jan 2008 1:10PM
theses are fab
the detail the rush
the colour they are all great
fab shots
AlanC1 9 1 England
21 Jan 2008 2:01PM
Great series enjoyed looking at them
ChristineL 11 39 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2008 2:41PM
a great set of images, I'm glad they survived and are being used again,
imagio 10 12 1 England
21 Jan 2008 2:46PM
Love the series, I was never a lover of the Diesel engines but its amazing how they can all be restored..

21 Jan 2008 3:25PM
Excellent collection.
phototime 10 8 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2008 3:54PM
Amazing shots Ken,excellent colours and detail.

21 Jan 2008 4:01PM
It's great to think these rusty relics do make it back on to the tracks it would be a shame if they had been scraped
nice set of images
proz 12 205 United States
21 Jan 2008 6:08PM
awesome set of images Ken
robincoombes 9 1 5 Wales
21 Jan 2008 6:34PM
Wonderful series of the "Barry Ten", one or two look like they will now be reincarnated as different classes of engine Smile

SKavanagh 9 312 5 England
21 Jan 2008 7:07PM
Excellent set of shots i think someone may need a hand with a wire brush
User_Removed 9 172 1 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2008 8:28PM
Excellent set of images, have an RC on me
elcid 12 150 England
21 Jan 2008 8:57PM
Nostalga, nice one.

Hop-A-Long 9 52 England
21 Jan 2008 9:07PM
Great set of images. I am sure they will all run again one day.
tmann 11 4 2 United States
21 Jan 2008 9:18PM
Awesome set of pics!!!
Love these captures!!
Graysta 11 1.1k England
21 Jan 2008 9:42PM
Wonderful collection of shots bring a lump to the throat & a tear to the eye to see it there,but as Robin says much will be reincarnated.

Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
21 Jan 2008 9:46PM
Love trains, and the old ones are still so special.
Brilane 10 5 12 Wales
22 Jan 2008 1:39AM
Interesting series, and great shots.
glazzaro 11 70 23 United States
22 Jan 2008 1:43AM
Well taken Sir, Spot on! Click!!!


P.S. Thank you for the award, much appreciated.
PatrickSmith 11 1.2k 2 United States
22 Jan 2008 1:49AM
It's a classic!

clur 9 12 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2008 8:05AM
Great set of images here.
22 Jan 2008 8:46AM
An excellent set of shots and an interesting contrast to the usual pristine engines that we see.
Pegon 11 78 1 England
23 Jan 2008 4:17PM
A cracking set of shots Ken. I hope one day they will be restored, it's sad to see them like this.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
23 Jan 2008 8:06PM
A fine series of images, you see lots like these abandoned outside Gloucester station and outside Temple Meads in Bristol
ChrisOs 11 2 1 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2008 2:09PM
Super set of pics. Very nostalgic.
A friend of mine filmed the last steam engine to be rebuilt at Swindon Railway works. Besides the 16mm film he and his Dad and brother took about 2000 slides of the work in progress.
These pics of yours are an important record.
JohnH37 10 1 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2008 6:50PM
Excellent photos.Great title.
ChiliMan 10 135 17 Singapore
31 Jan 2008 3:07PM
Super collection of shots!

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