The Goathland Express by almaalice
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A wonderful old steam train leaving the station in Goathland, Yorkshire. It is one of several restored engines which take passenger trains along the North York Moors Railway between Whitby and Pickering. This shot which resembles toy town to me was taken from the bridge just outside Goathland station. It is a superb vantage point from which either to observe or take pictures.

Taken with a Nikon D5000 18 – 200 lens

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I am 71 years young, and getting younger thanks to the new skills I am learning from the wonderful red bubble community. I came here as a competent photographer, no more, and discovered all the joys of manipulation. I now work for hours creating unique images from my photographs and then submit them for the never failing kind comments from the wonderful friends I have met on red bubble.

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  • Dorothy Thomson
    Dorothy Thomsonabout 4 years ago

    Thomas the Tank Engine lives!!! Great capture Alma :-)

  • Thank you so much Dorothy, living in Crewe one of the main hubs of the railway industry it was like being transported back in time. Alma

    – almaalice

  • Peter Stone
    Peter Stoneabout 4 years ago

    Instant fave Alma, love it, full of atmosphere and nostalgia

  • Thank you so much Peter and for the favourite that is so kind of you. It is a brilliant spot from which to get these shots. Alma

    – almaalice

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you Audrey, all aboard whose going aboard!! Alma

    – almaalice

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 4 years ago

    Lovely photo! ;-)

  • Thank you Elizabeth. Crewe, my birthplace was a famous railway town in the days of steam and it made both me and Brian feel that we were time travelling to a different age, about 5!!! Alma x

    – almaalice

  • NinaF
    NinaFabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful scene!

  • Thank you Nina, it was great fun. Thank you for the favourite too, much appreciated. Alma

    – almaalice

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanabout 4 years ago

    What a wonderful scene Alma, lovely composition and feel to this one!!

  • Thank you Shaun, I found standing on that bridge strangely exciting, I haven’t been that close to a steam train for years. Alma

    – almaalice

  • Sue Nichol
    Sue Nicholabout 4 years ago

    It is a fine shor and really ‘transports’ me back to a time when going on holiday was made more exciting by the prospect of travelling by steam.

  • Thank you Sue and thank you for the favourite, that is so kind. I know what you mean, also coming from Crewe we were surrounded by trains and it is so reminiscent of my childhood. Alma xx

    – almaalice

  • Lynda Heins
    Lynda Heinsabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture Alma….lovely composition and dof…..a favourite for me!:-)

  • Oh wow Lynda, so pleased that you like this one so much. Thank you also for the favourite. It really thrilled me and Brian, coming from a railway town it had a huge nostalgia about it. Alma

    – almaalice

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsabout 4 years ago

    Halycon days ….I remember going on Holiday in a steam train , and your compelling capture really bring back fond memories …..Awesome work dear Alma…Pxx

  • Thank you Paul for your lovely comment. Even though they were polluting beasts there is something very romantic about them. Alma xx

    – almaalice

  • mikebov
    mikebovalmost 4 years ago

    superb capture Alma
    We were there last september, thoroughly enjoyed the Railway, but found the village a bit too touristy

  • Thank you so much Mike. I know what you mean, I understand that they all have to make a living and in small places a focus like the railway is bound to engender merchandising but they don’t seem to realize that they are killing the goose that lays the golden egg. Alma

    – almaalice

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