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By robincoombes
About five minutes before this shot the rain was so heavy the hut could hardly been seen, even though it is still raining and I was holding the camera up for only seconds to avoid the driving rain on the lens the sun burst out to produce this dramatic shot of the ‘Scot’ topping the summit at Drumochter with the Great Britain 5 railtour.
The loco is LMS Royal Scot 46115 Scots Guardsman
The summit of the railway line is 452m (1480 ft.), making it the highest in the UK.

Tags: Photo journalism General Railway Train Transport Steam Climb Landscape and travel 46115 Drumochter

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cassiecat 9 39 46 England
3 May 2012 6:09PM
just love that steam against that dark sky. very impressive.lesley

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Leilani 13 29 3 England
3 May 2012 6:12PM
Fab shot, lovely powerful image and great colours. Smile
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
3 May 2012 6:14PM
Wow! great captureGrin
timduck 6 1 United States
3 May 2012 6:31PM
That's a fine shot and (according to your narrative) a stroke or two of good luck! Anyway, the results speak for themselves. Are steam locomotives widely used in the U.K.? They disappeared here in the late 1950's and rail travel disappeared shortly thereafter. A shame. Believe it or not; I'm almost 62 years old & have never taken a trip on a train. Drop me a line sometime. Love & Peace.....Duck
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
3 May 2012 6:49PM
Full of power Robin !!
Ingleman 11 9 4
3 May 2012 7:06PM
Stunning image, great light and colour. Dramatic scene, but I might have been tempted to crop a bit more on the right and bottom, to make the train larger in the image? It is one I would be proud of..well done.
Briwooly 12 452 5 England
3 May 2012 7:43PM
Wonderful steam loco shot

3 May 2012 8:57PM
A stunning shot of a Royal Scot. It appears that the weather cleared just in time for you. A good point for steam photography with the exhaust portraying a sense of power

4 May 2012 7:25PM

4 May 2012 8:22PM
Fantastic image Robin, of a fantastic locomotive.

timduck 6 1 United States
4 May 2012 8:36PM
After repeated viewings and some mental stretching, I tend to agree that a little cropping of the right and bottom margins could be in order (or at least worth a try). It is, in whatever from, a damn fine picture! As we used to say in the Old Days: Just don't screw up the negative! Love & Peace.....Duck

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