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The 'Duke of Gloucester' sits patiently on Platform 3 at Bolton St station, Bury.

Finally managed to get out for a few shots yesterday and headed over to a steam gala weekend on the East Lancs Railway. for summat different.

Decided to join in [this time] with Fran's song title/shot title idea, so this one is from Guns 'n Roses first album 'Appetitie for Destruction'.

Enjoy your weekends everyone, cheers for dropping by.


Tags: General Transport Steam train Duke of gloucester Platform 3 Glowing boiler Sports and action

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MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
27 Jan 2008 12:43PM

Quote:The 'Duke of Gloucester' sits patiently on Platform 3 at Bolton St station, Bury.

Pity the other toggers weren't doing the same!!! Wink


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sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
27 Jan 2008 12:45PM

Quote:Pity the other toggers weren't doing the same

Some of them were ... it was just the other idiots flashing away from 40+ feet with there in-built flash units set to Anti Red Eye ... hmmm, wonder how there's turned out?? Wink
SKavanagh Plus
8 312 5 England
27 Jan 2008 12:50PM
Excellents image managed to get some great details in
WelshKiwi Plus
8 3.2k 2 Wales
27 Jan 2008 12:59PM
I really like this, it looks really olde worlde.

I think this would make a really nice image on a card.

I can see you and Fran competting with Bev.... Wink

Lovely Image Paul

Lee Smile
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
27 Jan 2008 1:02PM
Ta Steve glad you think so.

Cheers too Lee Wink

pmorgan 9 217 13 England
27 Jan 2008 1:05PM
Excellent work Paul, proper classy!

Codiac Plus
9 333 3 Northern Ireland
27 Jan 2008 1:22PM
Nice one Paul, love the idea of a steam train needing a red eye flash Smile

sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
27 Jan 2008 1:23PM
Cheers Paul, glad you like it!!!

sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
27 Jan 2008 1:32PM
LOL Gary, some people will never learn will they???

petra16 Plus
9 169 Scotland
27 Jan 2008 1:34PM
You deck someone.......never...we just don't have things like that up

crackin shot

clur Plus
8 12 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2008 1:39PM
A stunning shot Paul,
love the detail and the lighting,
We are waiting for the Duke to come to the WSR,then Bevzed and i will be chuffed to bit's.
27 Jan 2008 1:40PM
A very good shot. Love the colours.
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
27 Jan 2008 1:46PM
We don't down here either Petra ... unless there's a just cause of course Wink

LOL - 'chuffed' to bits ... like it Claire!!!

Thanks also Tanya,
GillyB Plus
10 317 8 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2008 1:49PM
Love the light and derail Paul.

sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
27 Jan 2008 2:11PM
A nice Freudian slip there Gill - derail ... LOL Wink
GillyB Plus
10 317 8 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2008 2:18PM
Oops ......! Smile
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
27 Jan 2008 2:28PM
Wink @ Gill
27 Jan 2008 2:51PM
Beautiful image, I especially like the glow in the cab of the boiler. Fireman probably brewing up.
greta image, Well done,
User_Removed 8 172 1 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2008 3:05PM
Lovely image
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
27 Jan 2008 3:24PM
Cheers guys, in all honesty Mark the engine had finished its service for the day and was standing there for people to take shots in an organised shoot. We got off before it started though, as it was 15 per head - but there were far too many 'idiots' there with there little compacts firing their flashes for my liking ... plus they had no etiquette and would simply cross into your shot and stand there!!!

Thanks everyone, done much better for a Sunday steam post than I thought.

RoddBC Plus
10 40 United States
27 Jan 2008 3:49PM
Excellent shot there Paul despite the hassle to get it! Smile

pcwillows 12 35 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2008 4:25PM
I'm not particularly a train fan but this photo has bags of quality and atmoshpere to it. Nice one.
User_Removed 8 485 13 England
27 Jan 2008 4:41PM
excellent Paul, really evokes nostalgia

kaybee 11 4.6k 25 Scotland
27 Jan 2008 4:56PM
That is what you have isn't it Paul?

Quote:'Appetitie for Destruction'
xstevex Plus
8 89 1 England
27 Jan 2008 4:59PM
great picture i like how you have detail inside the cabin lit by the open firebox door
well done
Nick_w Plus
8 4.2k 99 England
27 Jan 2008 5:15PM
Great Paul, HDR ?? love the diagonal elements.


Nigel_95 Plus
10 260 2 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2008 6:06PM
Great lighting and atmosphere Paul.

newy17 Plus
10 273 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2008 6:36PM
these steam trains look so much better at night,id love to have a go at taken some night shots of these this looks just fantastic paul,
superbly captured...
27 Jan 2008 6:37PM
Such nostalgia,love this.
DaveU Plus
9 1.3k 123 England
27 Jan 2008 6:58PM

Excellent Paul and not a tree in sight. The perspective and processing combine to create a most impressive image.
27 Jan 2008 7:08PM
Timeless image. Like the comp. Very nicely done.
rontear Plus
12 8 7 England
27 Jan 2008 7:25PM
Good night shot of steam, not easy but full of excitment Paul. Ron.
chase Plus
10 1.1k 246 England
27 Jan 2008 7:44PM
Lovely exposure Paul,especially for that steam,super detail,good colour & a strong composition.
I'm pleased you didn't get into a fracas though Wink
dtomo68 12 9 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2008 7:44PM
Nice Shot ,I went to fridays evening shoot at the shed that was quite well organised and everyone worked well together ,wasnt sure about sat as one or two had said it would be a free for all so didnt go looks like i was possibly right

JJ_A 9 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2008 7:57PM
Great image, well captured.
27 Jan 2008 8:03PM
Got EC written all over it Wink A cracker mate.

sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
27 Jan 2008 8:25PM
Blimey, cheers you lot. Just been to the golf club to drop summat off and 'socialise' for a couple of hours to see your fabulous comments. I will answer a coupl if I may:

Nick, no, straight shot mate ... 30 secs @ f8, no time for HDR at all.

Dave, I think you were probably right, but I need to ask Graysta if that was the case.

Phil - EC - I wish mate, just happy it's done this well Wink

27 Jan 2008 8:25PM
EC my bum...Photo of the week, month even... simply stunning Paul
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
27 Jan 2008 8:26PM
LOL Dave, I love your enthusiam mate!!! Wink
martinl Plus
12 263 2 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2008 8:57PM
Like the glow from the cab Paul.

Bet you came that close........

Red eye for train..maybe if it was Thomas the Tank Engine!!
newy17 Plus
10 273 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2008 9:12PM
back again ...just love looking at this one paul ,,well i do love nightshots don't i,
everything is spot on,, defo photo of the week for me anyway,,
LesF Plus
9 182 9
27 Jan 2008 9:14PM
Class written all over it. A stunning shot Paul

Les F
27 Jan 2008 9:14PM
72 clicks on a sunday, WOW. i can see why though mate. this is bloody awsome my friend, love that sky colour. eh you never know when you might need red eye reduction LOL. Wink

nice one paul.
dathersmith 8 550 12 England
27 Jan 2008 9:53PM
Its all been said already, a suberb image.

sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
27 Jan 2008 9:57PM
Crikey, cheers you lot, still doing far better than I thought it would/could on a Sunday.

Hope you all had a great weekend,
27 Jan 2008 10:32PM
I will add my two's very good! Very atmospheric shot, with superb detail. Did you manage to get a shot in 'landscape' ? Andy I
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
27 Jan 2008 11:43PM
Cheers Andy, yes I did ... will possibly post that another time though Wink
ripleysalien Plus
9 1.2k 11 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2008 7:49AM
Nightrain, Steve Strange and Visage.

A cracker Paul, get my camera back after a month away, cant wait.
You both got some shots then eh.

The blowing smoke makes the train appear to be moving through the station, nice work.

All the very best Paul,
chris-p Plus
10 65 England
28 Jan 2008 8:34AM
Its very very good....
28 Jan 2008 10:45AM
No EC! Sad Shameful!

sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
28 Jan 2008 1:45PM
Cheers guys ... my guess is you Jinxed it Phil Wink
rossi 12 142 11 England
28 Jan 2008 2:00PM
Flash flash flash flash flash flash flash flash flash flash flash flash flash flash flash flash flash flash flash flash flash flash flash flash flash flash flash flash.............

Really nice image considering the circumstances.

sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
28 Jan 2008 2:31PM
PMSL Ian, you still not got over your flashing habit?? ... I though the Police caution would've deterred you for now Wink
martin.w Plus
13 388 22 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2008 7:56PM
An excellent image, even more so considering the thoughtless crowd!
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
28 Jan 2008 8:07PM
Cheers mate. For a bunch of like-minded individuals, I couldn't believe how selfish they could be!!!
29 Jan 2008 9:16AM
Well composed with stepped signals and terrace though front end of Duke gets a little lost as a result.

Shame not an opportunity to meet as standing in the crowd waiting
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
29 Jan 2008 10:25AM
This was probably the best angle I could get I'm afraid Robin and you're right about the front getting a little lost. The shots from the front had far too much distracting information in the bgnd - namely other togs and cars - for my liking.

Yes, shame we didn't get to meet, Graham mentioned you were around somewhere.

wamp Plus
9 276 8 England
31 Jan 2008 1:30PM
The angle does work well Paul. It's a shame when people don't have any photo 'etiquette' - would wind me up something cronic!

sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
31 Jan 2008 11:31PM
They're probably more enthusiasts than 'togs, but a little common sense doesn't go amiss Wink

pfheyes Plus
11 254 1 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2008 6:07PM
Absolutely bloody awesome.

sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
4 Feb 2008 10:42AM
Cheers Pete, glad you think so!!!
Gaz_H Plus
9 150 1 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2008 6:50PM
This is amazing Paul, love it love it love it

sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
21 Feb 2008 8:13PM
Discounted rate for enthusiastic customers Gaz Wink
28 May 2008 6:57AM
Very nice you can almost sense the engine wanting to be let off the leash.
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
28 May 2008 7:41AM
Cheers Mick!!!

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