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Mansfield Shed

By spikemoz
The low setting sun in my last upload reminded me of a picture I took 53 years ago on a beautiful warm summer evening at Mansfield Shed (16D). The Stanier 2-6-0 No 42945 had arrived earlier that day with a holiday special from Blackpool and was going to pick up the empty stock and return. As far as I know, this was the only time a locomotive of this type ever visited Mansfield. The steam raiser had just been around the depot lighting the gas lamps and the setting sun bathed everything in a warm orange light. I was using a Kodak Brownie box camera and I was amazed at the result.

I'll be away for a while, so thanks for all the votes and comments, they were much appreciated.


Tags: Transport Black and white Landscape and travel

Voters: gary_d, whiteswan01, Daisymaye and 24 more

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whiteswan01 13 13 England
21 Apr 2009 12:54AM
great mono
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
21 Apr 2009 3:59AM
What a great shot from the old Brownie....Super....Sandy
Hailwood 14 2 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2009 5:28AM
great shot spike
21 Apr 2009 9:29AM
Ooooh, one of those moments that stick in the memory for ever Spike. The old Brownie box served you well here. Super image.
Hurry back, I'll miss you.
21 Apr 2009 11:22AM
A really very good image, especially considering the camera you were using.
I used to have one of these as well.
I look forward to your return as I have enjoyed looking at your images.
GlynnisFrith 14 23 3 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2009 7:00PM
Nice look back at steam in it's hay day
I look forward to your return for more of you uploads
Techno Plus
12 6.1k 8 England
21 Apr 2009 9:49PM
Love the provenances, good luck in what you do..

bpearson3 12 1 England
18 May 2009 9:28PM
Love to see nostalgic photographs.
Really great image.
Hope to see you back very soon.
Mono brilliance
DRicherby 12 269 726 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2010 1:45PM
The light is indeed wonderful. Great shot!

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