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71000 II by matt-durkan-railways 71000 II by matt-durkan-railways
Unique B.R. 8P 4-6-2 No 71000 "Duke of Gloucester" pounds up the bank from Grosmont to Goathland on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

This is one of only two preserved locomotives fitted with Caprotti valve gear.

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Sikorsky84 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A work of engineering mastery. Very beautiful. ^v^
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Eli-J-Brony Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
That's a quite interesting view on the engine.
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Jessicapilot901 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
looked a nice day for taking photos of lush engines
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robertbeardwell Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Perfect Angle :)
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SwissTrain Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
71000 at it's best
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Comboio-Bolt Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
Another wonderful shot! :wow: :love: Really great photo you caught here. That curve and place is already awesome as it is, then with this lovable steamer on it... its just wonderful. :thumbsup: Great shot! ;)
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acela Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Beatiful shot!

And it almost looks like the photographer near the head is taking a shot of you... instead of the view down the tracks. Lol.
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samreevesphoto Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Photographer
Magnificent photo! Those elephant ears look good on your Pacifics.
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Dangerpics Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
Great to see a shot of HRH DoG in sunshine !
I am afraid it does not look sharp enough to me.

Personally I would re crop to lose some of the redundant grass bottom left and cut out the last plain carriage to keep all the 'Blood and custards'. By the rule of thirds I would have the right hand third going through the name plate and the upper third at the level of the base of the funnel

Using Photoshop I would also tweak the sharpness, ( although I fear it may not compensate enough) using the method taught me for Glamour Photography. Email me for details if you are interested. John
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matt-durkan-railways Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I suspect the sharpness is to with DA. I cropped the photo slightly, so it isn't a standard size. It sharpens when you download the full size image.

Point taken about the coaches, it would look better with a uniform rake of blood and custard Mk1s. However, that isn't historically accurate for the loco's livery, and I'm sure someone would pick up on that :p
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Yerfdog5 Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot, I gave had a long photograph of the engine and tender in my study. I bought it framed about 20-25 years ago. Nice to see the front.
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Backflipboy Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I think the composition of the photo is good and the way you have managed to get all the cream/red carriages into the photo without cutting any off works well when you consider the plain red carriage at the end. It's a pity there were no clouds about as I feel a cloudless sky lessens the impact a little.
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matt-durkan-railways Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. I have to say I do agree, a cloud or two would have improved this photo. Having said that, when the weather is THAT glorius, I'm not really complaining :XD:
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Witch-King-42 Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
is it weird that in my head, I can hear Ringo's narration of "Hurry, Hurry, Hurry!" playing over this image?
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TaionaFan369 Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
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irwingcommand Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
Superb ! :D
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great light, colour and composition! :) And a great locomotive too! :D
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