Category Archives: Uncategorized

The clag monster

2807superclag

Sometimes being ready early gets you a bonus. I heard the guard blow his whistle and the driver gave a whistle back, and then this happened, the most almighty cloud of clag erupted from the chimney of Ex-GWR 2-8-0 No.2807. Fortunately I was already looking through the viewfinder with my finger over the shutter release – and ‘hey presto!’

The location is at Goathland, the mythical village Aidenfield, in the Heartbeat TV series, and the event is the North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s autumn steam gala. No 2807 was one of a number of Ex-GWR engines which were making guest appearances at the event.

There are lots more of my photos and 37000 words, all about railways, in my ebook, now available on Amazon.

Follow the link for more information:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ML0QYK2

Please like & share:
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutubeby feather

Steam Age Daydreams in the Valley

90773mytholmegdsbanked

Over the three days of 10th to 12th of October it was the Autumn Gala at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. Steam Age Daydreams was there with his camera to capture this image of WD ‘Austerity’ 2-8-0 No.90733, banked by Ex-LMS 4F 0-6-0 No43924 heading the afternoon freight up the valley to Oxenhope. There’s no real need for the banker, it’s all part of the K&WVR ‘show’, which included the use of ‘vintage’ carriages, Express trains and double-heading on some services.

 

Please like & share:
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutubeby feather

Steam Age Daydreams at the galas II

92214passgds

One of the last steam locomotives to be built by British Railways class 9F 2-10-0 No. 92214, currently, in Brunswick Green livery heads for Rothley Brook sidings with a freight from Loughborough, at the recent Great Central Railway gala.

These powerful and well regarded locos had scandalously short working lives. I discuss a whole raft of railway scandals and gravy trains in my ebook, Gricing: The real story of the Railway Children. There are 100 of my photos too.

Here’s a link to my ebook:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ML0QYK2

Please like & share:
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutubeby feather

Steam Age Daydreams at the galas

62712exloughmaroonmkI

Star attraction, for me anyway, at the Great Central Railway gala was the Ex-LNER class D49 4-4-0 No.62712 Morayshire. Growing up, in Leeds, in the 1950s, these engines were a common sight on the lines around my home. No.62712 is seen here pulling away from Loughborough Central Station with a train for Quorn & Woodhouse, Rothley and Leicester North.

If you like the photograph you can see more of them and around 37,000 words in my ebook; Gricing The real story of the Railway Children.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ML0QYK2

 

Please like & share:
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutubeby feather

Steam Age Daydreams III

twizellblastblkwhtedit

The Tanfield Railway – a line with a rail claim to being the oldest line in preservation. The nice thing about this line is that they have tried to keep the colliery railway atmosphere. No dragging old BR MkI stock up and down. Coaches in style and size with the undertaking. Some of the large collieries had quite extensive railway networks which carried miners and their families not only to work but on excursions too.

For anyone who hasn’t visited Tanfield it has, besides the excellent rolling stock, a fine 1855 engine shed and a belt driven workshop attached. At Causey Arch station you can alight and have a look at Causey Arch, it carried the original Tanfield wagonway back in 1726 and is the oldest known arched railway bridge in the world.

If you are looking for railway images / photographs please check out my Steam Age Daydreams page on Facebook.  All images are available in hi-resolution format for print or digital reproduction, subject to fees and copyright. For further information leave a message on Steam Age Daydreams’ Facebook page.

Please like & share:
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutubeby feather

Steam Age Daydreams II

30585sadd

Beatties ‘well tank’ No.30585 – with a recreation of a China Clay train, is pictured here leaving Boscarne Jct. and heading towards Bodmin General. If you would like a hi-resolution copy of this image, either for print or digital reproduction, subject to copyright and fees,  please visit Steam Age Daydreams Facebook page and leave a message. You can also find many other railway images on the Steam Age Daydreams Facebook page, all of which can be made available for reproduction.

Please like & share:
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutubeby feather

Steam Age Daydreams

2807gdsedited

GWR 2-8-0 No. 2807 crossing the beck at Darnholme, on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, with a demonstration freight train heading for Goathland – the mythical Aidensfield in the Heartbeat series.

Just a few words to let folk know about my new Facebook Page ‘Steam Age Daydreams’ a selection of railway and locomotive images from Britain’s Preserved Steam Railways or on main line excursions / railtours. Any of the images from Steam Age Day Dreams are available in hi-resolution for reprinting or digital reproduction subject to copyright and appropriate fees. For more information and prices contact me via the PM function on Steam Age Daydreams.

Please like & share:
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutubeby feather