A few pictures from the South

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Re: A few pictures from the South

Postby guitardave_1 » Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:18 pm

70013 Oliver Cromwell on a Cathedrals Express tour to Yeovil.

In conjunction with the tour, there were various events celebrating 150 years of the Portsmouth-London direct line, and the advertising for this combined with the bank holiday seemed to result in a huge number of people out and about to see it. I was lucky to get a decent angle for my pic, as the bridge was crowded in the extreme. On an overcast day I know of some alternatives that would have been quieter, but in bright sun this angle is still the ideal place to be IMO.

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Re: A few pictures from the South

Postby Terrier » Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:25 pm

Nice one Dave! you got the sunny side, looks terrific! :D ...that was the only problem with being on the main road bridge furthe down, because of the height and the curve, i could only really get the shaded side, but am glad to see your pic there mate. :D

..She was going some eh?! :shock:

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Re: A few pictures from the South

Postby 47806 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:08 am

A good shot, the location works well. I am hoping to see Oliver Cromwell next month, but I haven't been able to choose a good spot yet.
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Re: A few pictures from the South

Postby guitardave_1 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:17 pm

Thanks gents. Chris, having stopped at Havant, I assume she was still picking up speed, and would have been going quicker where you were. Certainly wasn't hanging around though!

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Re: A few pictures from the South

Postby davek » Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:19 pm

Cracking shot Dave, yep sunny side is always the better option!

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Re: A few pictures from the South

Postby guitardave_1 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:45 am

davek wrote:Cracking shot Dave, yep sunny side is always the better option!

Thanks Dave. Much as I'd like to mix up the angles, the sun is always the first thing that I consider. In some ways I hope for an overcast day so as to open up the options!

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Re: A few pictures from the South

Postby davek » Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:25 pm

The sun can be a pain, my part of the line is really limited in views and then the sun cuts that down too!

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Re: A few pictures from the South

Postby guitardave_1 » Wed May 06, 2009 11:38 am

First one in a while...

It's almost a year since I first visited this spot, but this is the first time I've actually managed to capture the Holybourne tanks from this particular viewpoint - one of the best for eastbound trains. If the speed restriction sign wasn't there (just out of frame to the left) it would be perfect.

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Re: A few pictures from the South

Postby 47806 » Fri May 08, 2009 7:55 am

It is a good location and the light is perfect!
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Re: A few pictures from the South

Postby guitardave_1 » Fri May 08, 2009 12:47 pm

47806 wrote:It is a good location and the light is perfect!

Thanks Thomas. It was a really pleasant morning, and it was nice to get out with the camera again. Amazing how much the trees/bushes/foliage have filled out and grown since I was last there!

Slightly more changeable weather today, but a break between showers was long enough to catch 59201 with its mismatched spectacles :lol: Another 59 for the album, and not counting 206 this was actually the first one I've seen in EWS/DBS livery.

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Re: A few pictures from the South

Postby 47806 » Fri May 08, 2009 5:24 pm

I like how the colours on the loco have turned out. I got quite a shock when I went photting on the weekend just how much the brush has grown in the last few weeks!
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Re: A few pictures from the South

Postby davek » Fri May 08, 2009 5:42 pm

A couple of nice pics there Dave - nicely done.

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Re: A few pictures from the South

Postby guitardave_1 » Sat May 09, 2009 8:54 am

47806 wrote:I like how the colours on the loco have turned out. I got quite a shock when I went photting on the weekend just how much the brush has grown in the last few weeks!

Thanks Tom. The lack of direct sun helps to cut down glare and show off the livery I think, although it does make for a duller scene overall.

davek wrote:A couple of nice pics there Dave - nicely done.

Cheers Dave. I made a better fist of the 'new' angle on the Chi stone I think (as compared to the pic from the Swanage tour).

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Re: A few pictures from the South

Postby guitardave_1 » Mon May 18, 2009 5:13 pm

Took a gamble on the weather and the timings and made the journey down to Eastleigh to see a loco convoy arriving for the open weekend.

55022 arriving from Swanage

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Running around the convoy...

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Before heading back to the works - some better shots of the whole train this time. Locos in tow are 33103, 31108 and 45060

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45060 on the rear

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And some nice clag!

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On the wrong platform to get a decent shot of this MOD working, but quite liked this one of its cargo

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And finally a glimpse of 09019 departing on a lowloader

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Re: A few pictures from the South

Postby Terrier » Mon May 18, 2009 6:19 pm

Dave, these images are fantastic mate! you humbly announce that you were on the wrong platform to catch the mod working, but i liked it alot, unusual (to me anyway) and the 08 on the bridge, great capture. As for the rest, also very good indeed. thank you for sharing and keep that camera working. :)


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