The Coffee Pot

By mrswoolybill
A little set for people who took an interest in Bill's recent reference to Beamish's Coffee Pot No 1 engine, which celebrates its 150th birthday this month.
The reason for the name should be obvious if you look at its vertical boiler.
Watching the driver fuss over it, I suspect that he lavishes far more attention on it than he does on his wife; which is probably the natural order in such circles.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Tags: Photo journalism Transport Black and white Beamish Steam engine

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ColleenA Plus
8 483 7 Australia
10 May 2021 7:49AM
Works well in mono...bet his wife fusses over getting his shirt white again.
10 May 2021 8:01AM
Wow.... wonderful shot and so well worked on. Love it!
Tony
saltireblue Plus
11 11.9k 75 Norway
10 May 2021 8:18AM

Quote:I suspect that he lavishes far more attention on it than he does on his wife; which is probably the natural order in such circles.

The thing is, his missus can probably look after herself, whereas the Coffee Pot is incapable of such a task...and it doesn't talk back!Tongue
clevercloggs Plus
17 251 15 Netherlands
10 May 2021 8:25AM
yes, the amount of fussing over going on on such trains is quite amazing.
i believe that the people running the engine even find they have a soul as they require constant adjusting and fine tuning to get maximum power and pull.
Robert
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
10 May 2021 8:25AM
a fine set
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
10 May 2021 8:30AM
Does it make a Flat White? 😁😁
kaybee Plus
17 7.7k 26 Scotland
10 May 2021 8:47AM
I never realised that making coffee used to be so complicated.
ZenTony Plus
5 6 1 United Kingdom
10 May 2021 9:21AM

Quote:
Quote:I suspect that he lavishes far more attention on it than he does on his wife; which is probably the natural order in such circles.

The thing is, his missus can probably look after herself, whereas the Coffee Pot is incapable of such a task...and it doesn't talk back!Tongue



I presume Mrs. M was not leaning over your shoulder when you constructed that. WinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWink
ZenTony Plus
5 6 1 United Kingdom
10 May 2021 9:21AM
Such a terrific shot Moira. The last of an era I guess.
Tony
A excellent image of a 'working man' Moira, even though it's my guess that it's all about fun and not work. I like the colored image in V2 too but the lead gets my award! So lovely and interesting corners you have where you live. I am astounded with the variety.
Viola

cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
10 May 2021 10:02AM
Caught some fantastic concentration in his face and the hand movement Moira. Love the detail in the B/W and like V2.

You know what this means? I have to raid my award store! Wink

Kath
RonDM Plus
6 107 United Kingdom
10 May 2021 10:23AM
Great set of images well taken

Ron
saltireblue Plus
11 11.9k 75 Norway
10 May 2021 10:25AM

Quote:
Quote:
Quote:I suspect that he lavishes far more attention on it than he does on his wife; which is probably the natural order in such circles.

The thing is, his missus can probably look after herself, whereas the Coffee Pot is incapable of such a task...and it doesn't talk back!Tongue



I presume Mrs. M was not leaning over your shoulder when you constructed that. WinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWink


Fortunately for my well-being, she does not peruse ePz, Tony...just as well, methinks!Wink
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
10 May 2021 10:51AM
Delightful images, I especially like the candid of the lead...
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
10 May 2021 10:55AM
Nice to see it outdoors here, was in the engine shed when I was there and photographed it 😃
Trev 😀
mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
10 May 2021 11:52AM
One lump or two?..
10 May 2021 11:57AM
Married to an old boiler?
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
10 May 2021 12:32PM
Outstanding lead with this impressive set Moira
Ian
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2423 United Kingdom
10 May 2021 1:47PM
Wow! We've been out and this has taken off. My thanks to Tony, Viola, Kath, Dave and Ian for their UAs, and to everyone who has called in.
10 May 2021 1:52PM
Excellent mono...this shot would not work in colour. I actually thought he was making coffee. I had to go back and look at the machine! Ha.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2423 United Kingdom
10 May 2021 1:54PM

Quote:I actually thought he was making coffee. I had to go back and look at the machine! Ha.

That was the intention for using a close-up as the main upload...Wink
AlfieK Plus
4 1 1 United Kingdom
10 May 2021 2:23PM
A great set, Moira - the lead mono is a cracker and has to have my award..
Alfie
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
10 May 2021 2:24PM
He looks quite the character and keeps the coffee pot cleaner than himself. You can always buy another shirt but where would you get another coffee pot like this one. An excellent set Moira.
jacomes Plus
6 28 38 Portugal
10 May 2021 2:52PM
great set Moira. I love the B&W lead - the man intent on his task. And V2 is an excellent photo of this wonderful machine.
James
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2423 United Kingdom
10 May 2021 3:45PM
Thanks Alfie for the UA, and thanks everyone!
SUE118 Plus
13 8 1 United Kingdom
10 May 2021 7:47PM
Super in mono.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2423 United Kingdom
10 May 2021 9:11PM
Thanks Tony for the UA, thanks everyone.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2423 United Kingdom
11 May 2021 7:15AM
And thanks James for the UA!

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