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Old Aug 2, 2010, 9:28 PM   #1
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Old Aug 2, 2010, 9:40 PM   #2
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nice pics, love them old iron horses!
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Old Aug 3, 2010, 11:32 AM   #3
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Yes, nice captures. Where was the location? This appears to be an active train; do they give rides, etc?
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Old Aug 3, 2010, 12:04 PM   #4
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Growing up before the advent of the ugly diesels was another reason I don't sometime wish I were as young as in my mind.
I used to love riding the old steam trains. First of all with my parents and later just travelling.
They had wonderful coverage in Britain back then. I was even a "train spotter" There were books printed with the engine number, class, and type of train. A lot of the bigger passenger classes named their engines. I remember one of my favourites was "Lady Godiva"
The books listed the engines and if you 'spotted' them you'd put a check mark by them until you filled the book. We'd take the train to major rail junctions along with our books and lunch and wait for the trains to come by hoping to see some of the rare ones.
Made for a fun day out,us kids could always find something to do between trains. If we didn't get caught...

Great photos by the way. Love that "copper finish" I don't think I've seen it before. Nice angle and composition on old Number 9.

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Book cover from Amazon site. Similar angle as yours.
Can't make out the name, has the number in front though.
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Old Aug 3, 2010, 8:40 PM   #5
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They were taken at the 2010 annual Thresher's Reunion in Denton, NC. Yes they do give rides. It's an annual 4 day event and this year was my first. I will definitely go again.
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Hi Paul,

Love the color effect, the composition and framing of all of these images.......Very well done.

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Great photos. I especially like #2.

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