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The Flying Scotsman

By Fefe
Saw the Flying Scotsman when we visited Swanage last October, purely by chance. We always visit Swanage Railway Station as it is a railway line that has steam engines, so I was thrilled to bits that the famous locomotive was expected within the next half hour or so.
Converted to mono.
As it is the engines 100th birthday in a couple of weeks maybe I should have waited to upload it on the 24th Feb, but I might have forgotten by then 😉🙄😂
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Thank you all so much for recent votes, comments and UA's on my upload 'Swan Box' yesterday and a special thank you to those who left a further three UA's on last weeks upload 'Hashtag'! thrilled to bits with the response to that one. PM's sent 😊

Tags: Transport Dorset Steam train Steam locomotive Mono conversion Swanage steam railway The flying scotsman Famous Steam Engine 100 years Old



ViVla 6 14 2 Russian Federation
7 Feb 2023 1:04PM
Very interesting to see it in action. And greatly captured!
davidhu Plus
17 1 24 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2023 1:10PM
Super duper with all the smoke and steam billowing forth. Works a treat in mono. Have an award.
dales Plus
7 13 Australia
7 Feb 2023 1:31PM
Stellar capture of this iconic train in full steam Diane !
af1 Plus
10 1 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2023 1:33PM
Great shot mono Diane of this famous Loco... l have been to Swanage nice area had to get a bus via Corfe castle to rendevous with a yacht off the coast to take photos years ago now for the Southampton Boat Show..have a good week...Alan
7 Feb 2023 1:40PM
A wonderfully atmospheric image, Diane.

7 Feb 2023 1:53PM
Lovely capture in mono, Diane.

Minty805 Plus
6 51 10 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2023 2:26PM
Wow, what an amazing opportunity, and captured to best effect, with all that smoke and steam.
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
7 Feb 2023 2:37PM
The last time I saw the Flying Scotsman 'in the flesh' was back in August 2009, when it was all in bits in the National Railway Museum, York, on looking through my images! 😬 it's a nice little railway station in Swanage, and there was a steam loco parked up when I was there.
A very well composed and captured image here, Diane, with the bonus of lots of luvverly smoke!! 😃👍🏻 Just begs for my Award 🏆
Trev 😃
Dramatic and nostalgic mono image Diane, my awardGrin

7 Feb 2023 3:05PM
What a classic puffer that is, Diane. You must be chuff chuff chuffed with this image...

John Smile
7 Feb 2023 3:33PM
Great capture Diane. Iíve always missed it when itís gone through Lancaster.

7 Feb 2023 3:35PM
A cracking image Diane and so well composed.Smile
cooky Plus
19 6 9 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2023 3:40PM
You have just stolen another award so just stop it now Diane!

Excellent mono and that steam!!!

cooky Plus
19 6 9 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2023 3:42PM
That's awards will not pop on so popping off and then back to pop one on! That does make sense!
Wow, what a magnificent image you have captured here. it has to be an award Diane.
richmowil Plus
14 507 3 England
7 Feb 2023 3:54PM
Superb, atmospheric composition Diane. Deserves an award.
Mollycat Plus
9 21 2 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2023 4:15PM
Timed and captured to perfection Diane and perfect for a conversion.
Peter GrinGrin
DaveRyder Plus
9 6.7k 18 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2023 5:12PM
I'll add my UA to this Diane.
Has the appearance of a lovely period shot.
saltireblue Plus
12 13.7k 84 Norway
7 Feb 2023 5:14PM
A magnificent piece of engineering, still going strong after all these years.
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2023 5:26PM
A terrific shot
7 Feb 2023 6:02PM
Oh well, that's my day well and truly made!!! 🙂🙂🙂
What they all said!
Glorious! You'll be needing a new tin of Brasso at this rate ... 🤣 ... 🏆
PS The mono treatment works beautifully ... but it would be nice to see the colour version some time ... if possible ... with apologies to that nice Mr Slaty Bluemac ... 😉
capto Plus
10 7.2k 33 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2023 6:10PM
Mono a must for such an icon.Smile
HobbitDave Plus
14 10 10 England
7 Feb 2023 6:38PM
Very impressive image of this legend, Diane, smokeroo and all 🙂 You were in the right place at green right time! Brilliant 😀

Dave 🙂
12 5.9k 130 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2023 6:59PM
A very impressive and appeal monochrome capturing the very best of this fine Steam Locomotive. The monochrome processing works particulatly well.

Thanks for sharing Diane

Regards Nathan
7 Feb 2023 7:01PM
Lovely mono image,
rontear Plus
20 23 9 England
7 Feb 2023 7:23PM
Perfect mono Diane and location !!! my award.
James124 Plus
8 65 55 Portugal
7 Feb 2023 9:08PM
Super shot of this locomotive at work, and a nice period feel to the image. plus I'm a sucker for steam loco photos!
More years ago than I care to calculate I cycled 20 miles and back to see this engine then preserved with its original number 4472 and in the old 1920/30's LNER livery of apple green, saw it for no more than 15 seconds!
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
7 Feb 2023 9:15PM
Hurrah for the Flying Scotsman!
ZenTony Plus
7 22 7 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2023 10:57PM
Pure nostalgia Dianne.
8 Feb 2023 12:06AM
What a great image Diane....and let's be glad that coal is not the main means of transportation and electrification fuel.

franken Plus
20 5.6k 4 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2023 7:40AM
Impressive mono work, Diane.

enneo 4 3 England
8 Feb 2023 9:46AM
Lovely mono capture of a great icon of steam railways Diane
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
8 Feb 2023 10:35AM
super mono capture
chataignier Plus
10 247 14 France
8 Feb 2023 4:58PM
A great piece of history.
10 Feb 2023 6:31AM

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