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By saltireblue    
The brake wheel on a 1950s tram from Oslo, (which is in Norway, for those of you who were not paying attention during geography lessons at schoolTongue)

My eye was caught by the spokes of the wheel being partially reflected by the cross-bracing of the somewhat open and low gate at the side of the driver's area. The call of "Man Overboard!" could well have been a common sound on the streets of old Oslo town if the driver allowed himself to be distracted by the sight of a female ankle instead of concentrating on the bend the tram was about to negotiate.Grin

Two uploads in two days...I am excelling myself. Must watch that...could become a habit.

Anyhow, many thanks for all the recent comments, all are appreciated.

Thanks for bothering.


Tags: Norway Transport Museum Tram Oslo Brakewheel Wheres the driver Pre H and S days

Voters: boov, TrevBatWCC, cats_123 and 26 more

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boov 5 2 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 4:52PM

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TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
10 Jun 2013 5:05PM
A wheelie good mono shot, Malc! Wink
Trev Smile
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
10 Jun 2013 5:07PM
quite you would need some muscles to turn that wheel WinkGrinGrin
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 5:26PM
This is a really effective mono and your tale of inattentive tram drivers distracted by a shapely ankle had me highly amused as I always think of Norwegians as soooooooooo serious!
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 6:05PM
Excellent in mono Malc and even more interesting when viewed large.

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 151 16 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 6:10PM
A great mono image, well capturedSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 6:20PM
big smile from yout write up ....
also like the image alot
reminds me of the ones we had in Melbourne
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 6:22PM
Love it in B AND W
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 6:29PM
Made for mono Malc.
10 Jun 2013 7:05PM
Nice comp' here Malc, good mono too, looks like that Handle could do with a good turn, in one way or another.

John Smile
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
10 Jun 2013 7:15PM
Fancy being a brake man on one of these.... what a drag! Tongue

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
10 Jun 2013 7:22PM
Handle with care Malcolm. A super conversion and very good observation.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
10 Jun 2013 7:32PM
The light just pings off this. Smile
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
10 Jun 2013 8:09PM
You spotted the patterns here and captured the shot very well, Malc.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 8:34PM
'Man Overboard!' is rather less distressing than 'Tram Vanished!', which I seem to remember you mentioning some while ago.
I do so enjoy visual observations such as this; you manage to verbalise them rather neatly.
Guess you'll enjoy the NRM in York (see my next three uploads . . . )
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
10 Jun 2013 9:32PM
Nicely seen Malc mono is perfect for this Smile

jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 10:25PM
Fantastic old machines these - not a silicon chip in sight Grin
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
11 Jun 2013 12:34AM
My first thought was X's and O's. Suits mono.......Sandy
Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
12 Jun 2013 8:28PM
Are you winding me up ?

Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
13 Jun 2013 6:06PM
Beautifully composed shot, well seen too!

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