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Bluebell Winter 2014

Some more train pictures before I do another car update. These are all taken at the Bluebell within the last couple of months. I have been going to the Bluebell for as long as I can remember which makes photographing it quite hard. Consequently the pictures I get tend to be experimental but lead to ones like those from my Severn Valley update.

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Platform staff get ready for the last train. This is taken through the bridge which gives rise to the dark edges encroaching into the picture.

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Early afternoon train draws into Sheffield Park.

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Steam heat on but it’s still cold out.

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Taking on water before going on shed.

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Birch Grove drops it’s fire. This was taken with a tripod but recent outings have highlighted I really need a remote shutter release… one day.

Bluebell

In mid October I visited the Bluebell Railway in Sussex. After problems with engine availability it is good to see they seem to be finding their feet again. With the extension open efforts are being focused on re-grouping.

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With the sun quite wintry and seemingly in the wrong place all weekend it lead to some interesting effects.

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It did give a very washed out effect to the sky however, I managed to get this as the fireman looked for the right away.

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The first time I used a prime lens here means I finally had the shutter speed to capture atmosphere of the shed. I hope to try this out some more. Captain Baxter awaiting it’s next turn of duty.

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Training the next generation.

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