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Whistle

By oldgreyheron      
I promised images of the train(s) on the Ffestiniog Mountain Railway - I realise that I don't have a good broadside image of the Double Fairley "David Lloyd George" which confidently took took us on our 70 minute journey climbing 710 feet to Blaenau Ffestiniog from Porthmadog. So here is a selection of images to build up an overall picture.

The first is taken as we were travelling looking past the dome and whistle into the cab. The driver is not looking the wrong way - the train is what I would call a "push-me-pull-you" with engines facing both forward and back!

I hope you enjoy some of the images!
Mike

Tags: Transport

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Comments


12 Jul 2009 3:45PM
Lovely series about the trains here Mike. You boys never grow old when it comes to trains and engines, oil and steam, do you?
Johanna

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mrswoolybill Plus
9 841 1373 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2009 4:01PM
Love V1 and the way you stand back for V2. And third class compartments, those were the days. Second class vanished but third class carried on...
Moira
redstag Plus
10 100 15 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2009 4:19PM
Super series, v1 is a great little detail.
Jon
woolybill1 Plus
9 19 66 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2009 4:21PM
What a fine set of photographs, Mike! V1 is rather special, a view that few would have thought to look at let alone photograph. Personally I can't fault it.
Regards
Bill

P.S.: Good to see your last upload as Featured E2 Photo earlier today Smile
Graysta 10 1.1k England
12 Jul 2009 5:59PM
Nice set, these little loco's have some of the best paint jobs anywhere.
Well presented.

Graham
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
13 Jul 2009 3:06AM
Excellent reportage-- Good color and focus on all images, love the PushMe Pull You!
jennnnnnnn
RobinF 9 83 1 England
13 Jul 2009 7:14AM
Lovely set Mike, particularly like V1 it somehow works particularly well that the driver is facing away from the camera.
kind regards,
Robin
jrfoto 8 8 2 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2009 5:35PM
V1 is very good. I like it not being a conventional 3/4 head on shot of the whole thing, but looks at the shapes etc. that characterise the engine. Nice one. V2-5 are fine as well but a little more, dare I say, record-ish.
13 Jul 2009 8:02PM
A fine collection of images Mike, really like the first with the back of the engineers head, but all great takes, Adrian
samsalt 7 24 1 England
15 Jul 2009 9:33AM
I see what you mean now Mike re the latter shots, however they do add to the whole scenario and are far more competant than the average snapshot.

Version one though is a real gem !

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