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Steam me up, Scotty!

By Ericsamson
Taken yesterday while at Matlock Station on the Peak Rail heritage line. Simple pleasures and all that!
HS2 anyone?

Many thanks for the generosity of voting and commentaries on 'Owl be seeing you' and especially to Carol for supplying the entire song and to Leo for the fascinating chain saw carving video. Having reflected on my commentary yesterday I wish to revise my statement and to assert, with confidence, that if I tried that I'd take both legs off: then I'd be stumped. Blush Wink Smile

Wishing you all a day throbbing with vitality ... I'm off to the shed. SmileSmileSmile

Tags: Transport Derbyshire Matlock Steam locomotive Peak rail

Voters: Saastad, RLF, mike9005 and 40 more


11 Sep 2019 11:20AM
Good work!


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11 Sep 2019 11:44AM
Love the title, Graham. I also love the smell of steam coal burning. Each to their own I guess. Wink

Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
11 Sep 2019 12:02PM
Brings back memories. My Dad worked as a brakeman on the Canadian Pacific back when steam was common. This is a familiar scene from my childhood.
11 Sep 2019 12:04PM
great timing and viewpoint for this shot, to mention just two
11 Sep 2019 12:26PM
Great nostalgic image full of atmosphere, Eric
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 12 England
11 Sep 2019 1:19PM
Great atmospheric shot, Graham, love your title! 😁 Can't beat photos of a 'proper' loco... 👍
Trev 😀
Toobi_Won 8 68 6 England
11 Sep 2019 2:49PM
Nostalgia in spades, Graham, can almost smell the hot oil and steam.
rontear Plus
16 19 8 England
11 Sep 2019 3:04PM
Prefer steam !! and nostalgia SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
mac Plus
17 1 Scotland
11 Sep 2019 3:24PM
Imaginable title backed-up with the "proof of the pudding" Well seen and captured.
saltireblue Plus
9 9.7k 36 Norway
11 Sep 2019 4:23PM
A ghostly figure. Presumably then, this is the ghost train?
I fear warp speed is out of reach, no matter how well Scotty steams him up...
Kilroy said he likes this as well.
Fefe Plus
7 33 31 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2019 4:43PM
Tremendously atmospheric Graham.....he is really enjoying that steamGrinGrin
SUE118 Plus
11 8 1 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2019 4:44PM
Super shot.
woolybill1 Plus
12 29 74 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2019 4:48PM
The steamfulness is indeed terrific Smile
mistere Plus
6 4 3 England
11 Sep 2019 5:09PM
Beans for lunch? SmileSmile

capto Plus
7 5.8k 12 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2019 10:09PM
Great atmosphere with no modern intrusions.Smile
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2019 11:35PM
Captured the scene perfectly Graham.
bluesandtwos 9 402 1 England
12 Sep 2019 8:28AM
You're getting rather good at this Gussie, your place at the Drones is assured!
Have a great day in the shed...and a well earned Bertie gong.
Having smelled the virtual burnt coal and steam I may well on Saturday, if I can escape, toddle off to the Great Central R for a day moved by boiling water and savour the delights of the tea room under the bridge, where the bloomers hang to dry by the coal fire to the tunes of Glen Miller. ( if you've been, you will know all!Grin)


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