Axles

By woolybill1
Beneath a line of old goods wagons at Tanfield Railway, County Durham.

Occasionally one may catch a fleeting glimpse of the North-East's rarer specimens lurking beneath such abandoned vehicles, an example being shown in colour in V2.

Tags: Photo journalism Transport People Black and white Specialist

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Comments


28 Aug 2012 8:47AM
Really like V1 bill, takes me back to my days in the steelworks,
Fred.

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RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
28 Aug 2012 8:54AM
Well considered approach, Bill, working well in B and W: interesting variant at V 2, a quick snatch shot I'm guessing.
Ronnie.
28 Aug 2012 9:04AM
Clunkedy Clunk for V1
V2 ....Smile .... that our Moira for you ....Smile
cats_123 Plus
12 4.5k 26 Northern Ireland
28 Aug 2012 9:11AM
V2 is indeed a rare sighting Wink
He who dares wins good angle looks good well spotted good idea. V2 is interesting so rare I have never seen it before in the North-East's rarer specimens but will keep looking.

John
nonur Plus
7 17 10 Turkey
28 Aug 2012 9:32AM
I like both, with and without Moira. Smile
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
28 Aug 2012 10:03AM
Version 1 is a superb mono and I love version two Bill! GrinGrin

Ken
nice Dof and comp,on the the floor job?
SlowSong Plus
8 6.3k 29 England
28 Aug 2012 11:06AM
Different view of rolling stock, and V1's good too.
x
28 Aug 2012 11:09AM
Beware of what you might find underneath trains. Rusty bits, oily bits and occasionally nice friendly bits.

Dougie
RobinF 10 83 1 England
28 Aug 2012 12:11PM
V1 really grabbed my attention Bill, what an amazing shot! I hope you are going to print this LARGE and hang it on your wall - I know I would!
kind regards,
Robin
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 12:34PM
Love V1 but rather offended by V2 - you could have done the gentlemanly thing and gone in there with the oil can yourself instead of sending poor Moira!
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
28 Aug 2012 12:42PM
A gritty mono Bill, works a treat!

SArah *
28 Aug 2012 12:45PM
Unusual and interesting, like it.
danbrann Plus
11 620 17
28 Aug 2012 1:52PM
V1 is excellent Bill but didn't you do well to spot the elusive moiracus troublesomatis. Not seen very often north of Kent and was last spotted in the North East of England about 3 weeks ago one Thursday and the Big T gathering.
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
28 Aug 2012 4:02PM
I do hope there was wooden wedges under the wagon wheels here Bill.
I recall at work one night sitting having our break,(nos 3 of 12 I think it was !!),
only to see three wagons rolling slowly past our window !! After a big enquiry it was
established the vibrations from a high speed train on the main line set them in motion.
After that,every wagon had to have a wedge underneath the wheels.
Mick.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
28 Aug 2012 4:07PM
Looks like you're right inside there, Bill...a fine capture of that rare NE specimen, too! Wink
Trev Smile
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
28 Aug 2012 4:34PM
I recognise the rare specimen in V2. It's the Lesser Spotted Crouching Tiger Hidden Togger.

Lovely composition and focus in V1, Bill.

Andrew Smile
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 67 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 4:44PM

Quote:I do hope there was wooden wedges under the wagon wheels here Bill.
I recall at work one night sitting having our break,(nos 3 of 12 I think it was !!),
only to see three wagons rolling slowly past our window !! After a big enquiry it was
established the vibrations from a high speed train on the main line set them in motion.
After that,every wagon had to have a wedge underneath the wheels.
Mick.



I think they were cemented in place, Mick. Doubt if they have moved in 20 years.
And the nearest train passes at about 5mph, once a week.
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
28 Aug 2012 4:49PM
Great comp., POV and use of DOF. Very nice B&W tones as well.
-=\Walter
28 Aug 2012 6:33PM
What a brilliant shot in V1 Bill, I really like the view point etc.
I really like V2 as well, but sadly, Moira's veiw point is somewhat obscured.Smile good shot though.
And I just had to come back and give you my award for V1 Bill, it's excellent !!!

John Smile
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
29 Aug 2012 11:37PM
v2 shows how the RAS members take great pains to find real treasures.
a picture of endeavour and persverance.
lovely textures in v1
2 Sep 2012 4:08AM
stunning mono!

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