Sunday, 10 July 2011

Under Steam

So once the driving lessons were over we were ready to depart on the 8.5 mile journey from Llanfair Caereinion to Welshpool.

The carriages we pulled along the line are interesting as they have an open balcony at each end. This meant that Bryony was able to stand just inches from the locomotive throughout the journey. So unlike many photos taken from a train, where you have to wait for a curve to get a good shot of the engine, Bryony had a perfect view, which explains the unusual angle you will see in this and the following few posts.

As well as taking lots of photos Bryony took a couple of short videos. As half the fun of steam engines is the noise I thought I'd show the video of us in motion along the open line rather than a whole bunch of still photos.
10 July 2011 at 16:04 , ADRIAN said...

It gets better, next year Traction Engine driving.........Slower but one does have to steer. Smacks of multi-tasking to me so ladies work.

10 July 2011 at 16:30 , Mark said...

Yeah, having to work the reversing gear to change from going forward to going backwards was complex enough. Don't think I'd want to have to steer as well!

26 July 2011 at 08:31 , GB said...

Magic. The sound as well as the sight. Takes me back so it does. unhoever

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