Hi Bruce it was taken in Bury Greater Manchester. The £4.2 million refurbishment has been carried out by a Bury company so we had 2 weekends to view it before it goes up on a Manchester to Carlisle Test run, then gets painted to its original green. It then goes to its new home at the national railway museum in Yorkwhere was this taken please ??
Great shot Andy of a stunning machine and the perfect location, it summarises the age of steam and majesty of those powerful engines.
Hope you did not have to stand around too long to get the image on a cold morning.
If I may suggest I would be tempted to crop in closer to the left of the telegraph pole and lose part of the field so making the engine and viaduct larger in the frame ( you will need to crop the person framed in the arch out though), this is just something I would be tempted to do if it was my image but again this is a personal view.
Thanks for sharing and have to say I am jealous and would love to have been there to capture this.
Many thanks for your Kind words it was worth the wait in the end!!!I haven't got a Fuji camera and haven't posted before either but as someone who's had Thomas the Tank Engines distributed to 3 generations of my family over a 50 year period, I just thought I'd chip in to say that is a fantastic image!