• I´d cut it like that, because the big blue sky is not that interesting in that picture. - schmilar77

Terrier and Telegraph Pole

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Terrier 662 'Martello' ran a regular shuttle service from Minehead to Blue Anchor on the West Somerset Railway during last Saturday's winter steam gala. Here she approaches Blue Anchor, Dunster Castle is visible in the background. Don't be fooled by the clear blue skies, literally 5 minutes before this, the rain was pretty heavy and being blown in horizontally. There was no shelter anywhere near this spot, your's truly was very glad of the nice warm coat that he had been given for Christmas.

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  1. Gothic Toad [deleted] 88 months ago | reply

    Lovely engine and beautiful photo! : )
    You have been awarded a Terence_Award!

    Please add this photo to

  2. Gothic Toad [deleted] 88 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Train and Railway Lovers, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

  3. *Firefox 88 months ago | reply

    Thank you very much

    Many thanks.

    Thank you Cindy, I'm very glad that you like them.

    Thanks Stephen. I didn't notice the "engineer" when I took the shot, but I'm very pleased that he chose that moment to peer out through the cab spectacle window.

    Thanks Linda. I knew nobody would believe me. It usually works the other way around for me, clear skies until the train puts in an appearance, and then it clouds over/starts to rain.

    Many thanks.

    Thank you. The pill box is probably just about visible in this shot directly in line with Dunster castle folly. I was stood line-side near the footpath that crosses the track. I took the first of the Steam Engineman Courses at the WSR in October 2006 (I have a set of it somewhere), during which I had a tour of both the Minehead and Blue Anchor signal boxes. Fascinating places, congratulations to your wife on her achievement.

    Thank you very much for the award & invite.

  4. Kamrul - Hasan 88 months ago | reply

    wow! excellent capture !

  5. AreKev 88 months ago | reply

    Great capture, Love it!!

  6. PaulGreen 88 months ago | reply

    Wow What a shot, such a great capture ! fantastic detail .......

  7. Bill "DOZER" Brock [deleted] 88 months ago | reply

    wow Im speechless. That is a perfect picture.

  8. OnRavensWings49 [deleted] 88 months ago | reply

    This is a nice one!

  9. FrAcTuReD...fOtOs 88 months ago | reply

    The only thing that could improve this image is a plume of steam.
    Ray the colours and texture of this photo is simply superb. I hate saying like a post card, cos it's better than that. Maybe it's the light yada, yada. Well @ least you know I really, really like this :))

  10. jmchowat 88 months ago | reply

    You're living up to your crazy name by standing in the middle of the English countryside in December!!!!

  11. *Firefox 88 months ago | reply

    Thank you all very much.

    I'm glad you like it Jeff. No steam as she was coasting on the level towards Blue Anchor station.

    So let me get this straight. Mad dogs and English men venture forth into the midday sun, whilst crazy English men venture forth into the mid december rain. Even the mad dogs are too sensible to do that!

  12. Frizztext 88 months ago | reply

    FAVEd! and congrats, your pic is on EXPLORE january 2!

  13. Frizztext 88 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called 500x500 (weekly contests), and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

  14. ~J0~ 88 months ago | reply

    I love it that we can see the driver's face and someone leaning out. Wonderful image!

  15. glenda.suebee 88 months ago | reply

    fabulous image. congrats.

  16. mambo1935 88 months ago | reply

    beautiful shot!

  17. yphatt 88 months ago | reply

    你好,我是群組 點滴旅程 的管理員,我們希望將你的相片增加到此群組。And I hope you will join our group.

  18. fewstingscorpio 50 months ago | reply

    Wonderful Photo !! You Really Made A Splash!!!! Please Let Other Splashers Enjoy Your Artistic SPLASH !!
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