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Blog Post No 47 On the day that I photographed this image I was walking on the main road towards Falsgrave when I realised that something interesting might be going on at the station. Taking the side road to the bridge l was more than delighted to be confronted with the above scenario.

One of my favourite locomotives and train surrounded by the old signaling still in place. And the infrastructure of the station buildings including the added vertical of the clock tower to give me a good composition. To cap it all there were the people on the platform, some engaging with the driver,but particularly the two children playing, more interested in their game than the magnificent piece of machinery right next to them. This made my day.

Of course it’s the smoke and steam which create the atmospherics, and together with the people give ‘ life ‘ to the whole.