60009 The Union of South Africa

Here is the LNER Pacific class 60009 Union of South Africa locomotive pulling another Cotswold Venturer service from London Paddington to Worcester – here seen between Shipton and Kingham stations – a panning shot on a slowish shutter to give the impression of the speed – of the 18 shots (3fps continuous mode), only about 4…

The Oliver Cromwell

Here is Britannia class locomotive 70013 “Oliver Cromwell”, at speed, pulling the Cotswold Venturer service on the North Cotswolds Line from London Paddington to Worcester via Oxford – taken from a farm bridge between Bruen Crossing and Kingham in West Oxfordshire station this morning – the weather was rather drab (cold, wet and a little blowy),…

The Royal Scot

#RoyalScot #Stream #Train #Cotswolds Here is The Royal Scot, at speed, on the North Cotswold line from Oxford to Worcester – a trip from London Paddington called The Cotswold Venturer – this train was supposed to have been pulled by The Flying Scotsman, but had to be substituted due to mechanical problems: Flying Scotsman update:…

The Age of Steam

The Age of Steam…revisited…this is a photograph taken yesterday at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWSR).  The GWSR had a steam festival weekend, though we didn’t go to that.  We saw a couple of trains from a bridge and again here, after walking the dog up Nottingham Hill, at Gotherington Halt – the line runs from…

Paddington Station – Platform 1

This shot is something a  bit more dynamic – I have been reading some of the ebooks from Craft and Vision and these inspired me to do something new – I’ll write more about the books later, but they are well worth a look – taken from the footbridge at the end of Platform 1…