Men at work, running steam on the South Devon railway

grebeman

Old Codgers Group
A set showing the volunteer crews of the steam trains on the South Devon Railway.

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Coupling the engine, pannier tank 1369 to the leading carriage, a job carried out by the fireman

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The driver of the engine above about to move the reversing lever from full forward gear to full reverse gear

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The fireman on Collett 3205, note the tea brewing on the shelf above the firehole door

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The driver on Collett 3205

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The guard giving the all clear to the crew of pannier tank 1369 at Staverton

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The fireman of Collett 3205 hosing down the coal dust at Staverton

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The train crew in conversation at Staverton

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The driver of Collett 3205 at Staverton awaiting the all clear from the guard

All with the Panasonic G1 and my much underused Panasonic 14-45mm, f/3.5-5.6

Barrie
 

pdh

Legend
Jan 2, 2011
some lovely tones again Barrie ... and "the train crew in conversation" just confirms how enviably well you capture people and construct an image

are you going to go back with a Mamiya?
 

grebeman

Old Codgers Group
Paul,

I'm expecting my Bessa R back on Tuesday. They've found nothing wrong with it, some doubts as to my processing. How I can engineer to get a small fogging mark in the same place on different frames and 2 different rolls is beyond me. I've bought a roll of Super XP2 locally for an arm and a leg and found somewhere to process it, so I'll be going back with that later in the week, then get it processed and see if there is still a problem.

I hope you're fully recovered.

Barrie
 

pdh

Legend
Jan 2, 2011
yes, saw in another thread that was the case ... rather annoying!
If you are anywhere near a Boots in the next week or two, they are doing "3 for 2" on all film, including XP2S.
As for me... well I am improved, but when someone stabs you in the kidney with a knife, (however carefully), it takes it's toll. I'm sleeping a lot!
 

grebeman

Old Codgers Group
"the train crew in conversation" just confirms how enviably well you capture people and construct an image
That really was a lucky accident, the signalman had opened the gates for the train but forgot to pull off the home signal, so the engine stopped short still in the platform. With the length of train it would normally have carried on somewhat out of the platform and across the road, so that shot would not have been possible.

yes, saw in another thread that was the case ... rather annoying!
If you are anywhere near a Boots in the next week or two, they are doing "3 for 2" on all film, including XP2S.
As for me... well I am improved, but when someone stabs you in the kidney with a knife, (however carefully), it takes it's toll. I'm sleeping a lot!
Yes, I saw your previous post, my Kingsbridge Boots only has colour negative film, that's why I went to this other shop. They only had one roll at over 2x mail order price, still for just one roll to test the Bessa and their processing. If it proves to be OK I'll probably get some more mail order, as well as use up my HP5 and chemicals.

I recall having my gall bladder out in 1975, so can relate to your pain. Odd thing is I've recently been diagnosed with gall stones again :frown:

Barrie
 

pdh

Legend
Jan 2, 2011
Kingsbridge Boots only has colour negative film
,ah but you can order the film at Boots' online shop and have it "delivered to store" and still get the 3 for 2 ... I can't yet find it cheaper elsewhere in an online store, but it's only a matter of more diligent searching
 

BBW

Legend
Jul 7, 2010
betwixt and between
BB
Barrie, these are wonderful. You live in or near such photogenic people and scenes. I know, I know...we can all photograph those around us...or in our various haunts but these men at work on the steam train do feel as though they're from times past. I think that it's just that many of us don't have the good fortune of seeing these scenes. I should get my daughter to photograph the commuter railroad scenes around here.:rolleyes:

Beautifully done!
 

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