5690, 'Leander', passes through Kirkby Stephen West, on the Settle Carlisle line, pulling one of the twice weekly summer special excursions. For a close up of this engine, at rest in Appleby station, go here .
wiki says :
The London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Jubilee Class is a class of steam locomotive designed for mainline passenger work. 191 locomotives were built between 1934 and 1936. 5690 was built at Crewe in March 1936 and named Leander after HMS Leander, which in turn was named after the Greek hero Leander. After nationalisation in 1948, she was renumbered 45690 by British Railways, and based at the former LMS engine shed at Bristol Barrow Road.
Now privately owned, she is based at Carnforth, Lancs,
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fds (9028) 2011-01-19 11:39
fantastic picture i love the train
bema (26403) 2011-01-19 11:40
Hello Martin, good evening..
an impressive capture you show us here, like a lot that big cloud coming out from the locomotive, looking at this splendid image the music of "Jethro Tull" comes in my ears.. "locomotive breath" would also be a nice title..
jave a nice evening, not working so hard, greetings Bernd
LOOOK13 (19046) 2011-01-19 11:41
I like very much.
dronaus (57) 2011-01-19 11:42
this is an amazing shot with all things are detailed and colorful... I like the description its really useful. Look like an old movie still shot...
williewhistler (15683) 2011-01-19 11:59
Hello Martin,you have captured the train and the plume of smoke perfectly,a classic view of a classic engine.A high quality shot indeed,very well done,they don`t come any better than this!
jaywalker (16101) 2011-01-19 12:02
Hi Martin, WOW! what a truly great photo, this makes me feel young again, although I am only 47, the quality is out-standing & the smoke has been beautifully captured, there is really immaculate light & wonderfully sharp, kind regards Wilson.
cornejo (36447) 2011-01-19 12:39
Martin Greetings, A very nice image of bygone times. A very beautiful photo. Sharpness, light and colors perfect. Great shot and excellent work. Congratulation. You have a nice day.
dta (72081) 2011-01-19 13:38
Hello MArtin ,
Wow ! Quel panache de fumée ! La composition est magnifique , dans ce format carré .
hispic (9652) 2011-01-19 19:35
Wonderful shot! it seems that a lot of smoke is a nice service for photographers.
The semaphore makes me feel a sense of affinity, because we had used same signal for a long time.
Have a nice day, Hisashi
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-01-19 19:53
How cute the way the train approaching the station. Reminds me of trains in India in 60s and 70s. The color and the tone are superb.
batalay (37205) 2011-01-19 19:54
You captured the old locomotive, belching clouds of steam and smoke. The square format is especially effective for this composition, and the red stripe across the front serves as an effective highlight. Thanks for providing the informative note.
SnapRJW (31627) 2011-01-20 2:42
Hello Martin - A bygone era and Thomas the Tank Engine all rolled into a super shot! The plume of smoke is very well captured and the first element to catch the eye. Further investigation reveals all manner of other railway detail. Well done! Best regards Rosemary
vishaal (1042) 2011-01-20 3:10
Hi Martin, what a beautiful capture of this impressive locomotive !
Excellent colors, beautiful surroundings and, of course, the winner is the rail engine pulling and working really hard :-))
Well done my friend !
worldcitizen (7712) 2011-01-20 9:39
I can feel the power and majesty of this steam locomotive from your photo, but I wouldn't want to be breathing in that huge plume of smoke! :-) Beautiful colors and POV in this shot. It seems you must have been slightly elevated, and able to look down at the train as it approached.
mikebottomley (449) 2011-01-21 2:41
G'Day, Again Martin,
You keep pulling these stunning shots out of your hat, and you have me looking for faults....I give up.
You brought back memories for me too, I remember sitting next to the main line, at Hest Bank, think that is near Carnforth, when I was a kid, with my little Kodak, waiting for the steam trains, I used to LOVE the smell of the smoke, and it used to leave a real metal taste in my mouth,and oily soot in my face, ahh memories..cough...cough...
emilbo (22616) 2011-01-21 14:35
Ah!... le bon vieux train à boucane qui me rappelle de bons souvenirs quand j'étais jeune. Je croyais que ça n'existait plus, sauf dans le musées. Magnifique photo, excellente qualité d'image, beau nuage de boucane et superbes couleurs.
Toutes mes amitiés et bonne fin de semaine,
tyro (22404) 2011-01-21 15:51
This is a Stunner!
There's nothing quite stirs my blood like the vision and sound of a steam locomotive and this picture exemplifies it all. Beautiful countryside, Victorian architecture, the power of coal and steam, freedom, travel, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, everything!
If I had any negative comment at all it would be that I think the colours are perhaps just a tad over-saturated but, other than that, this is a superb photograph and beautifully composed.
And a most interesting note too!
jackart (6702) 2011-01-22 13:53
I saw Your gallery very first time and I must say that it it very impressive. I like this capture very much because of its great dynamism. Beautiful and very rare scene. I almost feel the smell of this smoke.
clic (16136) 2011-01-30 11:10
Many thanks for your kind words, Martin.
What an exciting view of yesteryears of an old lady suffering of a bad cough!!...and I see no anachronism!
Many compliments for this flashback in my grandfather's era!
See you soon, I hope.
baddori (20011) 2011-02-05 23:32
Da amante dei treni e delle foto e dei siti di collezionisti ....
Solo un ...grandissima foto ...preziosa
Bournazel (0) 2011-02-11 2:25
this is really an amazing shot, very impressive , perfect crop and perspective
Bygone time indeed
ikeharel (63925) 2011-02-23 4:48
Impressive take from higer perspective on the Steam-Engine, Martin.
Smoke puffs like mashrooms on air.
very pleasent to look at, on this tourist's attraction in Cumbria.
Waylim (25434) 2011-03-01 23:59
It is clear to see why this should be one of your most favorit shot. I have a good POV as the train heading toward us, perfectly in the position for a nice balanced composition. There is nice smooth curves of the tracks, lush green hill, nice warm earth tone on the bridge structure, all together make a nice combination of colors...and the smoke so 3D it's nearly chocking me :) and you leave just the enough amount of sky so it not too tight. My only minor nit picking is the clarity and sharpness can be just a bit stronger. That's my two cents. Have a good day.
Schnappilic (9690) 2011-03-05 12:50
Beautiful this old train presented ina pleasant way. Good colours, contrast and composition!
Have a nice weekend!
macjake (62350) 2011-03-22 13:20
I think i've mentioned it before, but train photos are really under represented here on TE. Trains can be such a wonderful subject to shoot, with their charm, colors, and power.
love the smoke rising high into the air, and how it turns left into the deeper regions of the background.
beautiful lines of the rail too.
lots to like with this composition
serp2000 (42220) 2011-05-15 20:30
How much a ticket to this train? Once I met a similar oldtimer in Vienne. Just a cinemetograph's emotions!!!
Good capture, excellent photowork!
Warm regards from West Ural, Russia,
fabianoleite (10160) 2011-06-29 9:28
The dense smoke seems almost palpable, and the typical train is wonderful, I like the framing and composition. Good work, congratulations!
gus72 (3719) 2011-12-29 8:19
Hi Martin !!!
I just saw this picture today and I like it a lot
what a " mean " Locomotive "... puffing away big time.
Rich colours and great view from above.
Have a very good 2012.
Cheers from Buenos Aires ( the Paris of South America )
CLODO (32556) 2012-03-28 5:22
An old one, or maybe a new one to think of the old time!
You were well on the bridge to prepare to record the situation, and waited for this old train, puffing and smoking very black. Decisive instant caught.
karacabeylis (1465) 2012-04-26 4:51
i am a little bit late, but better than saying nothing. it is a great shot indeed!
nikkitta (17018) 2012-05-09 18:00
Wow! What imposing train's smoke, a perfect capture ( just the right moment), great POV and sharp image with great colors
Greetings from Argentina
adidas5nb (5685) 2013-05-23 1:59
like the atmosphere in the pic.such beautiful elements and milieu.
- Copyright: Martin Richter (MJR) (3360)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-08-25
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon 5D Mk 2, Canon 24-105mm L f4 IS USM, B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Steam Railways 2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-01-19 11:34