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Gauge o' Gold by holzernes-herz Gauge o' Gold by holzernes-herz
8F 48151 "Gauge o' Gold" racing past Metal Bridge.

The driver was going flat out along this section, in order to clear the way to Durham, because they were being floowed by an electric train, which is obviously capable of much faster speeds. 48151 would just blast through Durham, whereas the electric would stop at the station to off load passengers, giving 48151 time to get ahead and into Team Valley, where she would pull into the sidings to be coaled and watered.
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Gelgoog328 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a classic and perfect shot!
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holzernes-herz Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
Thanks.
It's my usual intention to photograph locos from as low an angle as possible, and I'm pleased that some people like that.
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Gelgoog328 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the low angle shots, it displays the locomotive at speed or appearing to be at full speed.
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holzernes-herz Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
I like low angles (for almost all subjects) because to me it emphasises the height, and gives the appearance of power.
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:icongelgoog328:
Gelgoog328 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed.
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matt-durkan-railways Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
A fine machine
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holzernes-herz Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
It is, but I was rather surprised to see it with a name on, because as far as I can remember the 8Fs never carried names.
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TheMightyQuinn Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Tortoise vs Hare...

Nice shot!
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holzernes-herz Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
As with the tortoise and hare, the steamer got there first too :lol:

Thanks Frank.
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
That's a nice low angle, and a good exposure too, just right to set the mood.

The description kinda reminds me of a video, filmed from the cab of a German steam tour. "Aww, we've lost the race against that commuter EMU... Ha, he's got to stop!". :XD:
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