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.
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