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On my way across Belgrade one evening, I went past the rather dilapidated railway engine sheds and spotted two steam engines. I decided to go back at the weekend and photograph them, but one of them had gone! Brain snapped into overdrive and came to the following conclusion: these wonderful machines are still in use! I went back the following day, and sure enough, loco number two was home.

Apparently built in Karlsruhe in 1922, 01-088 is a magnificent specimen. Having snuck through the fencing (OK, it wasn’t much of a feat – the local residents do not regard the mainline into Belgrade Central Station as an impediment to their movements) I was able to snap away happily for an hour or so before some goon appeared and questioned my right to be there. At least, I assume that’s what his shouting and gesticulating was trying to ascertain.

Featured, The Compact Group, Jan 09

1st, Quality Art & Photography challenge, Anything to do with trains, Jul 10
1st, Shapes & Patterns challenge, Wheel & hub cap shapes, May 11

2nd, The Compact Group challenge, Transport!, Jan 09
2nd, Mood & Ambience challenge, Mechanisms, Apr 09
3rd, Trains Group challenge, Steam Trains, Apr 09
4th, Trains Group challenge, Moving parts of trains, May 09
4th, Alphabet Soup, Technique – fill the frame, Dec 11
5th, The Compact Group challenge, Top 10 winners in 2009, Jan 10
6th, Quality Art & Photography challenge, First place winners for 2010, Feb 11
7th, The Best Of Anything And Everything challenge, Wheels, Feb 11

887 views as of 24 Jan 2012

(ref. 689, 05/2007, Casio EX-Z850)

Originally from Manchester, UK, now living in Warsaw, Poland and Tarifa, Spain, but also travelling frequently.

I currently use a Nikon D300 with Sigma lenses (18-250, 150-500, 105) and, for travel, a Sony NEX-7 with Sony (18-55, 55-210) and Tamron (18-200) lenses.

Enough of the boring stuff… on with the show.

aka AJM Photography

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  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...about 6 years ago

    lovely vibrant shot – what a wonderful sight to behold for you though! Love Steam Trains me!

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...about 6 years ago

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsabout 6 years ago

    Wonderful capture and well worth a return visit to capture it. Love the colour and shadows. well done for getting featured in the compact group.

  • Braun1973
    Braun1973about 6 years ago


  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1about 6 years ago

    brillliant detail and colours and congratulation on the top ten place
    well done and very deserved!!

  • Squealia
    Squealiaabout 6 years ago

    Congratulations 2nd!

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...about 6 years ago

    Congrats :))

  • karentillotson
    karentillotsonalmost 6 years ago

    Love the colours…awesome..

  • Gary Symington
    Gary Symingtonalmost 6 years ago

    Great shot. Awesome cropping. Love the texture.

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...about 5 years ago

    Congratulations you have placed in the TOP TEN TOP TEN WINNERS 0F 2009 CHALLENGE


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