A black & white version of an similar shot posted earlier.
Stanier Jubilee 4-6-0 45699 Galatea, beautifully turned out as 45562 Alberta, climbing the 1 in 125 gradient towards Diggle Junction box and Standedge tunnel with the Cotton Mill Express.
HFF to everyone and a have a great weekend in colour!
05 Jan 1998
Jakarta Sunda Kelapa Java Indonesia January 1998
A labourer walks the plank carrying planks. They are teak which had come from Sulawesi (formerly known as Celebes) on this beautiful wooden sailing freighter. As can be seen the harbour was full of them.
A real glimpse into the past.
23 Apr 2010
West Drayton Middlesex 23rd April 2010
At speed on the Great Western Railway main line between Slough and Ealing and the only light is from the white hot coals through the partially open firebox door silhouetting the fireman's profile while the driver keeps an eagle eye on the road ahead.
Among the many and varied noises as we rushed through the night was the satisfying ring of the AWS bell indicating a clear road ahead. Southern Railway N15 4-6-0 30453 King Arthur is on the Saint George's Day (Sir Lamiel was Welsh) Cathedrals Express steam special returning to Clapham Junction from Stratford upon Avon.
28 Jun 2020
Stalybridge Tameside Greater Manchester 28th June 2020
An unidentified TransPennine Class 185 dmu heads towards Stalybridge station with the first eastbound train of this Sunday morning - 1K11 the 08.32 Manchester Piccadilly to Hull service. The Pennine mountains fill the horizon.
The two large cotton mill buildings, Clarence Mill to the left & Whitelands Twist Mill on the right, have been put to other use but it is good to see them still standing.
HFF and have a good weekend from lockdown Leicester!
09 Jul 2003
Paris Austerlitz France 24th May 1987
SNCF 9200 class Bo-Bo 1.5kV DC electrics BB-9272 and BB-9266 stand at the head of their trains in the Gare d’Austerlitz in Paris.
12 Oct 2012
Villepreux Les Yvelines France 25th October 1986
L'Etat pacific 231G558 races through the darkness of Villepreux station southwest of Paris with the returning Rouen - Paris Austerlitz steam special.
24 Jun 2020
Great Oxendon Northamptonshire 24th June 2020
Is this the light at the end of the tunnel that we keep being told about?
Great Oxendon tunnel (414m) is on the closed ex-LNWR Northampton to Market Harborough line & today the Brampton Valley Way foot/cyclepath passes through one of the 2 single line bores. This is the northern portal and another candidate for HFF!
The line was opened in 1859 by the LNWR and closed to passenger services in 1960 although sleeper services from St Pancras passed this way until 1973 and freight until full closure in 1981.
30 Jun 2014
Buenos Aires Argentina 30th June 2014
Opened as a theatre called Teatro Gran Splendid in May 1919 and converted into a cinema in 1928, today this beautiful building is the most impressive book shop I have ever been in!
HFF to everyone. Enjoy the weekend.
08 Aug 2014
Fort William Scotland 8th August 2014
It's midnight on shed at Fort William and under starry skies Thompson K1 2-6-0 62005 is gently smoking away in preparation for working the Jacobite to Mallaig the following day.