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When I Grow Up...

By SurreyHillsMan      
.. I wanna be a Train Driver

My big bruvver is a regular train driver and in his spare time he's a "steam train driver" working on the Swanage Railway Dorset

I was lucky to spend the day on the footplate of the Battle of Britain class Bulleid Pacific No. 34070 'Manston'

V1 - My lovely lovely bruvver Andy
V2 - Undneath oiling stuff
V3 - Exchanging tokens, (This is Pete the Fireman exhanging keys with a signalman that enables the points to be changed), not an easy shot to get!
V4 - Me! Look Mum I'm driving a train!

thanks for looking


Tags: General Transport Steam train Landscape and travel Swanage railway Manston

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
25 Jul 2010 9:13AM
A super set of images, Jon, they're in seventh heaven working with the beautiful steam engines. Carol

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helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2010 9:13AM
Well composed v3 - good set of shots
25 Jul 2010 9:15AM
A fine set,
bumbleb3 12 358 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2010 9:17AM
I just love his pensive look on the first image

DeSilver Plus
10 14 12 England
25 Jul 2010 9:44AM
Great pictures and don't some people have all the luck! Grin

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
25 Jul 2010 10:09AM
Intimate views not normally seen " from the cab " Jon, excellent images. Ron.
DannoM 9 58 England
25 Jul 2010 10:18AM
great series of shots jon, looks alot of fun
sherring 10 46 13 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2010 10:34AM
Lucky Indeed. Id love to drive one of them.

Gezina 11 3 6 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2010 10:45AM
Great set love the steam/smoke in V1 - and V4 is a cracker - Ina
OAKEY 10 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2010 11:39AM
Brilliant set of images, all very well taken and you at the controls just looks like Casey Jones steaming at the throttle lol. If you can't remember Casey Jones it was an old t.v programme from 70s.
All the best Shaun.
25 Jul 2010 11:59AM
Hi think they are great , trust me never grow up, gray
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
25 Jul 2010 1:42PM
All great shots Jon. I hope you have a licence for the train-- even if it is a provisional!!!!
Stace Plus
10 2 2 England
25 Jul 2010 2:08PM
Great set your dungarees in v4, very fashionable lol Smile

FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
25 Jul 2010 4:06PM
Great set Jon, just all train drivers wear a cammo hat ? Wink
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2010 7:44PM
We like Swanage and steam trains I have with my hubs ridden on the train from that station - fab set of shots
25 Jul 2010 8:13PM
Love the title, Jon, and v's 1 and 4 for me from a cracking series.
bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2010 11:36PM
did you get to blow the whistle too? brilliant set of shots
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
25 Jul 2010 11:59PM
4 excellent shots which tell such a story about life of a steam loco driver. As well as being fascinating and so well captured, they do make up an excellent documentary set for future reference.
Lovely work, Jon.
teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
26 Jul 2010 7:56AM
Superb set of captures with super title Jon. Have really enjoyed looking at all four of them and it is very hard to choose a favourite. V3 stands out for composition and angles but I love V4 - brilliant Smile
celestun 14 29 14 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2010 12:11PM
A brilliant series Jon... you could easily turn this into a book! Also as has been said already the title is spot on!

Well done!

TerryMcK 9 72 2 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2010 9:24AM
An interesting set - good work all round, Jon.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
27 Jul 2010 6:26PM
Good set of images Jon, do like your framing in 3 and the outfit in 4.
Regards Richard.
Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2010 6:48PM
Not only did you get to drive a train you also got to meet Brian Turner TV celebrity chef in V3.

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