Black & White Outside Princess Elizabeth
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|A shot from the East Lancashire Railway Steam Weekend held last week. This is a great opportunity for enthusiasts to get up close to the giant workhorses of yesteryear. My wife and I spent a great day photographing them from all angles and then took a nostalgic journey on the Princess Elizabeth from Bury to Rawtenstall, Lancashire|
6201 was built in 1933 at Crewe Works, the second of its class. She was named after the 7-year-old elder daughter of Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI), Princess Elizabeth (today HM Queen Elizabeth II). Despite the class officially being named after 6200 Princess Royal, the class received the nickname "Lizzies" after 6201.
After nationalisation in 1948, British Railways renumbered her 46201. 46201 was withdrawn in 1962.
46201 was bought by the then Princess Elizabeth Locomotive Society straight from BR service when withdrawn in 1962. Initially kept at the Dowty Railway Preservation Society's premises at Ashchurch, Glos, and then subsequently at the Bulmers Railway Centre in Hereford. When the Bulmers Centre closed in the 1990s the loco moved to the East Lancashire Railway.
Princess Elizabeth is one of two preserved Princesses; the other being 46203 Princess Margaret Rose.
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Hello Len, the black and white helps to define the wheels and metalwork with all the angles and shapes.I like the close-up view and everything is sharp.
Well presented with a good frame.
Tfs, regards Jean.
this is well presented and composed with great detail and sharpness. I love steam locomotives and you've caught this one well.
Welcome back, Len!
This is a sharp, detailed and interesting shot! It's nicely framed with good notes!
Good morning Len
fantastic shot here really well suited to B.W theme both from the POV of the age of the train and also I think the B/W makes the detail stand out more than colour which would maybe distract the eye from the detail and workings of the wheels. Nice crop and excellent informative notes
TFS kind regards Helen
Great capture, a subject well suited to B&W, nice sharpness and plenty of detail, well presented.
- [2008-02-02 6:26]
Lovley use of the black and white, Len, to add to the interest of this image. I like the POV you have used and the details are bang on. Super contribution to the theme. Well done.