You'd wish it would be! :-) But you will probably be right that it would be better than a situation in which everyone would drive around in motorcars.
Well, point is that people who did not have the transport option, suddenly became mobile due to the railway. One can wonder how many people who were owning a car are making up for the entire group of railway travellers.
The early English railway was only to transport coal, not people. These railways were built and paid by the owners of the coalmines. The Oystermouth Railway was the first to transport passengers. All these early railways started with horses and later on steam locomotives. And all of them were originally coal mine and steel factory tracks. And as such, they were transporting labourers - who surely did not own a car ;-).
The Liverpool and Manchester Railway' (L&MR) was the world's first intercity passenger railway in which all the trains were timetabled and operated by steam locomotives.
The first railway in Scotland was the Kilmarnock and Troon Railway. The line began life as a 4 ft (1,219 mm) gauge waggonway which opened on 6 July 1812. At first it was operated by horses, but in 1817 locomotive haulage was trialed, using one of Stephenson's locomotives. This was the first use of a steam locomotive in Scotland.
The first public steam railway in Scotland was the Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway.
I do like your photograph. But i feel that the perspective from right to left is too little to create depth. And it's too much to give a full-frontal feel. I would have either choosen for more depth and diagonals, or for straight lines, patterns and symmetry. This compo is a bit in between. Just my feeling!
A nice close up, she could do with a clean and polish but nice to see her still in use, I don't think there is anything better than a steam engine working, with the smells and sounds, anyway a nice shot that fits the theme well.
nice and sharp
Hi John...great saturated colors. Nice sharpness and details. Well composed.
Excellent presentation! I love the full color, details, contrast is very well done. :)
Awesome crop/ point of view to make it more eyecatching.
Thanks for sharing John.
I think this must be Percy!
Certainly trains could be our answer to part of the GREEN problem!
Green is my favourite colour so I'm in Heaven today!
I like the colour of this engine and I particularly like how you captured the shades and the shadows to accentuate the barrel shape of the engine. It is a lovely, sharp image!
Many thanks for your kind feedback on 'Green, grass and a life style'
An excellent shot here, nice clear detail and superb colour. I like the angle of this capture and a good play with words too. Also very interesting notes.
TFS regards Helen
I like this picture. Really green indeed. Nice crop and good sharpness. Great subject.
Hi John. Your photo asks a good question. The decision to close a lot of branch lines and move from coal-powered locomotives to diesel and electrified networks - combined with what Thatcher did to the coal industry are two shameful episodes in British history. There's hundreds of years worth of coal left in the seams of South Yorkshire and South Wales and yet the mines are now flooded and it's gone forever. These beasts had class. I'm just old enough to remember riding on these as a small child in the early 1960's and, though I'm not a train-spotter, we're the poorer for not having them around. I love the vibrancy of your shot and the bright, yet even, lighting. Really nice work. Paul.
Good singleminded crop and crisp focus, just the right mix of bright green and grubby oil and soot stains.
I'm not a big fan of the 90s-style titles-in-frames but the shot itself - beautiful!
I do like the over saturation and crop you achieved here John, what a wonderful well preserved machine this is and you showed just enough to make me want to see more .. you do seem to have a good eye for cropping .. like to share the secret ?
- tomek_wap (173)
- [2008-03-28 0:53]
Green Power I would say ;-)
Nice colour effect here.
- Bramcote_Mike (1906)
- [2008-06-04 9:58]
This is a Briliant Green Livery and as you say we both like mechanical things but I specialise in Steam Locomotives. I have added this to my Steam Railway Theme. Thank you for sharing this.