Steam train

We arrived at Ascot at about 9:30 am this morning to wait for the steam train heading to Pinkenba and back. The train was scheduled to leave Roma St Station at 9:35am, so this gave us time to scope out the platform and get setup.

However, when the train arrived, I had enough time for 4 shots, this being the last one, before the train passed under the walk bridge I was standing on. It moved a lot faster than I was expecting.

In the foreground you can see Greg with two cameras, the Graflex and the Rollei, the latter on my tripod since I wasn't using it. Kara can be seen near the "1" sign, having taken her shot(s), and Jono is beside her plugging his ears (why? I don't know, it wasn't at all noisy). Beside me on the bridge was Coralie and little Smiley Riley.

Taken during the Steamtrain Sunday Flickr Meet at Ascot.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 1st April 2007, This photo: 10:01am

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  • benefit of hindsight said:
    This looks like a good day (or morning) trip. Would be something for me too - my Dad's a bit of a steam buff and some of it rubbed of on me :o)
  • David de Groot said:
    At one stage we'd thought of taking the trip on the train, but that would have cost $$62.80 for the five of us, and then we'd not have been able to shoot it from the outside while it steamed past. Would have been fun though. As it was, I was happy to see it steam past, even if it happened rather quickly.
  • paddington62 said:
    Nice pic of a "Brown Bomber" or C17 Queensland loco !
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :) The Ipswich Workshops do a grand job keeping these guys running.
  • David de Groot said:
    Oh and here's one Greg took that I edited the powerlines out of, for a more period look.
    thank you dave!