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What are the odds? (to catch this these days)


Just went out for a walk to maybe take a couple of shots. Not much of a winter wonderland but a little hint of what maybe to come. Saw a couple of blokes with a camera and a tripod and thought well theres not that much snow!

Ambled around the woods in no particular hurry, had a look at the little stream etc, took a couple of average shots nothing special. Took my time, bit of fresh air.

Anyway, on the way back just coming back down the road over the bridge saw a couple more people and heard ‘its coming’. And just as I reached the bridge, almost on cue heard an unmistakable puffing sound.

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Whats all that smoke in the distance?


well what are the odds

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Thats well worth waiting for, well done, your walk in the woods looks good as well, thanks for sharing Steve....

27 Nov, 2010


thats brilliant ~ and i thought a monster was going to arrive in the woods!!?

27 Nov, 2010


Sticki my mind was in a tangent until I reached the bottom, lol....

27 Nov, 2010


I was thinking,is it a stag,or a fire? no its not!My OH would have been like you,in his element,as he used to be fireman,on the steam trains...Lovely shot,and well taken..:o))

27 Nov, 2010


were the railway children waving out of the back? or maybe the old gentleman??

27 Nov, 2010


I love the steam train picture, theres just something very nolstalgic about them, and the snow just adds to it.

27 Nov, 2010


Thanks folks, well the way life is at the moment it wouldnt surprise me to meet a yeti in the woods! lol,
But I did one come across a large stag on a lonely country lane late at night, backlit with some misty fog. It just stopped and stared at me in the middle of the road and wouldnt move, one of those moments you never forget.
I was thinking of maybe sending the shot to a steam magazine : )
Just surprised me to not know anything about its arrival and be at the bridge just at that time, just in time.

27 Nov, 2010


How fab! We have one go by occasionally on our line (London - Exeter) & they are always so exciting to see & hear.
Great pic in the snow too! :o)

28 Nov, 2010


Definitely a magical moment.

28 Nov, 2010


Spent my childhood on steam trains, my dad was an engine driver..he also drove the train in the film Ghost Train! He used to tell us some hair raising stories about life on the plate. Thanks for the memories, Steve.

10 Feb, 2011


oh wow tet ~ thats fantastic!

there are steam trains still running ~ there seemed to be some sort of club near where i used to live and every now and then they would have a trip on the trains ~ sometimes steam. i went from my village to eden on the train ~ special train!

11 Feb, 2011

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