South Devon Railway
The South Devon Railway is a 6.64 miles (10.69 km) heritage railway from Totnes to Buckfastleigh in Devon, alongside the River Dart. It was previously known as the Dart Valley Railway. The Railway is operated by the South Devon Railway Trust, a registered charity.
The Railway's headquarters and museum are located in Buckfastleigh railway station
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SnapRJW (31629) 2012-10-26 23:03
Hello Leslie - This shot brings back special memories for me. I took a trip on this train many years ago with my mum and dad, husband and two small sons. A lovely shot with so many excellent details to enjoy, from the signals to the bike to the train and signal box. A wonderful step back to the past. TFS and have a super weekend. Rosemary
timecapturer (49288) 2012-10-27 3:10
WoW! this shot just takes me back to being a snotty little 5 year old going to see my family on the coast. Everything here is just so beautifully maintained and you have captured the very history and essence of this marvellous place. Love it!
Enjoy your weekend - best wishes Brian.
snunney (106501) 2012-10-27 4:09
The old footbridge makes the perfect frame for the approaching train. The colours positively sparkle after the rain. Excellent technical presentation.
CLODO (35748) 2012-10-27 4:44
It looks like a toy in a Christmas shop, even with the smoke! Really good framing and vivid colors!
saxo042 (37966) 2012-10-27 6:41
The motive is well held together by the bridge and the rails with the train. There are many interesting details to enjoy here and the colours are strong and saturated.
marabu61 (11279) 2012-10-27 7:00
A very nicely framed and greatly timed composition with the train in exactly the right position. Pleasing light and wonderful deep saturated colors round this composition nicely up.
have a good weekend
cebe (1491) 2012-10-27 13:56
A nice shot that reminded me another beautiful photo of yours posted a while ago. I like that train entering the station, the curve, the old locomotive and the smoke blown in the right (composition-wise speaking) direction. And nice that this scene is "naturally" framed by the footbridge. Even the wet platform contributes well, like in advertisements for cars where they wet the road!
npecanhuk (78535) 2012-10-27 14:17
Very beautiful and attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, black & white borders, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
An invitation for railroad traveling!
TFS - congrats,
adidas5nb (5743) 2012-10-27 20:43
thats a beautiful pic.it almost instantly made me want to travel to this place.the whole set up is very classically british.the wet platform adds to the atmosphere.great dof and sharpness.
fabbs99 (17179) 2012-10-27 22:51
Beautiful railway station and ably captured with great light management.Fantastic sharpness and brightness.Very well done.TFS.
tyro (26142) 2012-10-31 7:19
Ah,ha, a fine picture of one of my favourite subjects - steam locomotives and their trains!
This is a beautifully composed shot with all the important elements so pleasingly laid out in the frame and with the rather rusty iron bridge providing a smaller "inner" frame for the train and signal-box too.
The wet weather has addded vibrancy to the colours, the exposure and conrasts are excellent and the details and sharpness superb.
Have you travelled on this railway? I had a quick look at the website and it appears as though they have a fair collection of loomotives and rolling stock too!
Antipodean (666) 2012-10-31 10:58
Kia ora Les,
Great picture of a by-gone era, well composed with all the trapping of the age of steam. I find it interesting in that their are no people visible - perhaps because of the rain? Cheers, Neil