Day #1986

Day #1986Title: The Exchange
Location: North Weald Station, Epping To Ongar Railyway
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: I spent much of the day with Dad, exploring around the Epping to Ongar Railway in west Essex. We went for a look around almost exactly a year ago, just after it had first opened (on Day #1622). Then we rode the train to scout for photographic locations, but this time we walked some of the local footpaths to see where the best views were to be had. The weather, as is annoyingly common on such trips, was sunny – but only when there wasn’t a steam train in sight! This picture was made at North Weald station as GWR 2-6-2T No. 4141 was approaching the platform. It looks static, but the 80-tonne engine was travelling at about 10 miles an hour as the Driver leaned out of his cab, as far as he could, to drop the Single Line Token onto the waiting Signalman’s arm. I happened to time everything just right! Read more about the day’s outing.
One Year Ago: Day #1621
Two Years Ago: Day #1255
Three Years Ago: Day #890
Four Years Ago: Day #525
Five Years Ago: Day #160

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