Kyiv - Odesa Express

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This wreck of a loco heads up the Kyiv – Odesa Express as it pulls out of Kyiv Pasazhyrs’kyi on Saturday afternoon. The windscreen is smashed, the mirrors and windscreen wipers are missing, the bodywork is totally corroded and the driver looks about 17. But not to worry, he’s got two mates in the cab to help him.

If all goes well, it will eventually manage the 655km in 11h14m, an average speed of 58km/h.

Photo taken at Kyiv main passenger station, Ukraine, July 2011, as plans for a photo blog of travelling round the world by train start to take shape.

Processing: HDR generated from five exposures (-2, -1, 0, +1, +2) of a single image using Photomatix.

Featured in:
HDRI (no holds barred), 2 Aug 2011
Travel And Adventure, 5 Nov 2011
Alphabet Soup, 20 Nov 2011
Challenge Winners Vault, 27 Nov 2011

1st= in Travel And Adventure challenge, Travel by train now!, Nov 2011
1st in Your Country’s Best challenge, Planes and trains, Nov 2011
1st in I Spy… group challenge, I spy… a train in a station, Apr 2012
1st in Just Fun group challenge, Transport, Aug 2012
1st in Nikon Fun Group, Trains, Feb 2013
1st, #1 Favourites, Public transportation, Jul 2013

2nd, Just Fun, Trains, Jun 2013
3rd in Cee’s Fun Nikon Group challenge, Public transportation, Aug 2011
3rd in Through The Eye Of The Lens challenge, Planes, trains and automobiles, Jul 2012

1123 views as of 23 Jan 2014

(ref. 6752, 07/2011, Nikon D300, Sigma 18-250 @ 28, f4.0, 1/1600s, ISO 200)

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