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with the emphasis on the GREAT. We have a very beautiful country indeed and at certain times of the year it comes into it's own

Braunton leads Royal Scot through Cholsey with the final day of The Great Britain X - Penzance to Paddington.

When launched in 1843, SS Great Britain was by far the largest vessel afloat. A passenger steamship, she was very advanced for her time, and was the longest passenger ship in the world from 1845 to 1854.

Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel for the Great Western Steamship Company's transatlantic service, she operated between Bristol and New York. While other ships had been built of iron or equipped with a screw propeller, Great Britain was the first to combine these features in a large ocean-going ship. She was the first iron steamer to cross the Atlantic, which she did in 1845, in a time of 14 days.

with plenty of noise, but little exhaust jubilee 4-6-0 45699 galtea climbs towards whitchurch with the great britain x tour train

Summer mornings mean early starts for landscape photography but once you make the effort and drag yourself out of bed at an ungodly hour you will realize that it is well worth the effort. For this shot i used the Lee Big Stopper to reduce the shutter speed to give me a 2 minute exposure further blurring the clouds and water. I wasnt sure about placing the ship in the middle of the frame but wanted to include the dockyard buildings. I hope it works and that you all enjoy the image.

6.30am Start, lots of mist and fog around Bristol this morning. Was hoping for some around Brunel's iron ship but there was none. As the sun came up it briefly bottom lit the clouds but only lasted a couple of minutes. This was the best image taken.

34046 running as 34052 'Lord Dowding' & 46100 'Royal Scot' head "The Great Britain X" 15.50 Exeter St. Davids to Paddington past Middle Street, Brent Knoll. Sunday 7th May 2017.

Braunton and Royal Scot catch the last light of the day at Cholsey, with the final day of The Great Britain X - Penzance to Paddington.



In 1843 this was the worlds most powerful maritime engine. It was designed by a man called Thomas Guppy, who worked closely with Brunel on an idea developed by Brunel's father.


Working the engine was a hard job for the crew. To produce enough stream the stokers had to shovel nearly a ton of coal in every four hour shift. The stokers fed the coal fires, which in turn heated the water to produce steam. The steam passed from the boiler into four cylinders, two on either side of the central crank shaft. Each pair of cylinders was served by a condenser with an evacuating pump, which increased the efficiency of the engine.


The giant central wheel on the crankshaft transmitted power by a set of chains to a smaller wheel on the propeller shaft running along the bottom of the ship.


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The Great Britain steam train rattling through Teignmouth

Day 6 of the Great Britain X railtour with the No.46233 'Duchess of Sutherland' powers out of Thrimby Rigg Plantation.

A4 Pacific, No. 60009 Union Of South Africa

Is seen passing Spittal at

Berwick-Upon-Tweed working day 9 of the Great Britain VII tour from Edinburgh Waverley-London King's Cross 1Z28

The locomotive was running some 65 minutes late when this picture was taken.

I'm not normally one for posting such exaggerated HDR processed shots but this one works for me! It's a single shot HDR taken on the deck of the SS Great Britain in Bristol.


Shot using a Manfrotto 709b mini tripod, discrete enough to avoid the tripod police in tourist attractions such as this!


SS Great Britain

"What is that feeling when you're driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? - it's the too-huge world vaulting us, and it's good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies."

Jack Kerouac (On the Road)


Good-bye Great Britain... while your riding the high of Olympic success, I'm on the road again! See you all again when I arrive at my next crazy venture beneath the skies ツ ツ ツ


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From the London Postcrossing get-together, signed by all the participants, and sent as a "Just Postcards" special round robin.

Jack the Flipper celebrates the 1.Atelier & Showroom renovation completion today with this stunning b&w composition of world-renowned Stonehenge in the United Kingdom.


Like the legend which was created by building this awe-inspiring Stonehenge, also Jack the Flipper was built by a legend of faith, true friendship, loyalty and passion. We are proud to present many exclusive works with you in the future to come!


The world is our dream!

Markus, Sascha, Anke & Uwe


Sunday evening just after the sun had dropped below the horizon. Took a few more shots but this was my best i think. Also met up with Wizard CG from the Bristol group on flickr and was great to talk about photography. Wizard said i was one of the people who inspired him when he was learning, that is so nice to hear seeing the superb quality of the mans images.

Gold Medal presented to Great Britain forward Gerry Davey at the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

After weeks of storms and rains in the UK, glad to enjoy a rare sunny day in Bristol.


SS Great Britain is a museum ship and former passenger steamship, advanced for her time. She was the longest passenger ship in the world from 1845 to 1854. She was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel for the Great Western Steamship Company's transatlantic service between Bristol and New York.


Feel free to look at my West Country selection, or my other photographs, and I always appreciate your comments and advise on how to improve this photo. Many Thanks.

Steam train at Plymouth Railway Station on Platform 4

A wider image of the floating harbour and the SS Great Britain taken in Clifton Wood, Bristol


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