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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby davek » Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:34 pm

Now you say Ely, I can visualise it! Cheers, keep up the great shots.

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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby BrotherWolf » Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:08 am

Some great pics there, I particularly like the yard one.
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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:02 pm

Just back from a holiday visiting family in Guernsey so this update is quite late as Guernsey does not have many Wi-fi hotspots.

Here is 37610 and 37611 on 1Q18 (Derby-Ilford) at Cambridge on 20 July 2009. I then got on the next Stansted train and went off on my hols.

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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby guitardave_1 » Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:21 pm

Great pic Thomas. I'd always make an effort to see these test trains - DRS 37s look good with the NR coaches.

Which loco is in the foreground? Looks a bit shinier than the ones I've seen, and particularly good with the compass livery! Is it a recent repaint? Are there others painted the same?

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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:02 am

guitardave_1 wrote:Great pic Thomas. I'd always make an effort to see these test trains - DRS 37s look good with the NR coaches.

Which loco is in the foreground? Looks a bit shinier than the ones I've seen, and particularly good with the compass livery! Is it a recent repaint? Are there others painted the same?


That is actually a "going away" shot so 37611 is in the foreground. I think that both are recently repainted into the compass livery.

One photo from yesterday, 67027 on the VSOE at Cambridge:
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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:51 pm

Trip to Ely this morning:

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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby davek » Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:21 pm

Still liking the Ely shots. What was 66014 on - it doesn't look like a La Farge?

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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:11 am

davek wrote:Still liking the Ely shots. What was 66014 on - it doesn't look like a La Farge?


I believe that it was on the Middleton Towers sand.
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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:57 pm

A trip to York yesterday to have a look at the university turned into a very busy trainspotting day too!

My train passed 60074 on the ECML (a blurry shot but recorded none the less) and then I was greeted by the Scarborough Spa Express at York.

Here are some of the best shots from a very busy day:

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08's stabled at Doncaster

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47828 and 47813 stabled at Doncaster

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6229 at the NRM, I didn't like it in photos, but having seen her I am a convert!

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HST approaches York

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Cross Country at York

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91111 (finally :D )

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45231 with the second Scarborough Spa Express, looks even better in b+w!

And in the middle of all that, the university looks very good too!
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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby davek » Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:13 am

Nice shots - 45231 looks very clean.
6229 does look very streamlined in her Art Deco inspired casing!
Well done blagging 91111, that livery will probably change soon too! :lol:
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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Sun Aug 23, 2009 4:37 pm

A final trip to Ely today to see Oliver Cromwell and two 47s. Apologies for the quality, both are cropped from photos at full zoom:

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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:45 pm

I saw the return tour at Cambridge:

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I then walked home, a drunk was boxing a bus shelter by the station :roll: . Then I watched the Ashes highlights. :D
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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby davek » Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:26 pm

Nice shot with Ely in the background.

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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:53 am

davek wrote:Nice shot with Ely in the background.


Really? I don't think it worked that well as there is poor contrast between the loco and the trees. I was happier with the return at Cambridge.
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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby davek » Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:06 pm

Subjective, but the background plays a big part in both pictures - I prefer to have the cathedral in the background than a concrete car park. Although the Cambridge shot has more of the loco and at close quarters, the Ely shot has more going for it in terms of interest and colour. I would have centralised the cathedral and got closer to the subject, but that is always easier said than done.


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