Vintage Steam - 1940's

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Iansky, May 12, 2013.

  1. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    We attended a vintage event at a rejuvenated steam railway recently, the focus was on steam and the part it played during the 1940's for transporting vital supplies, evacuating children from cities at threat to the countryside and for moving allied troops to staging areas.

    Many were in authentic dress from the era and that coupled with the smell and sounds of steam engines in a wonderful old station environment led to a fun filled day that even the children who took part & attended as spectators enjoyed and left with an understanding of what life was like in those times.

    I took about 140 images on the day yet smiled when hearing another photographer draped in kit bragging about shooting 500+ with one camera and 200+ with the other........some serious editing ahead!

    It was great to have the OMD and brace of lenses that as a whole weighed less than my previous full frame DSLR with 1 high quality zoom - boy am I glad I got the OMD kit!

    The full set from the day can be seen here:- 571 Photography: Wartime in the Cotswold - Olympus OMD

    Below are a few from the day

    Entering_the_station.

    Military_engine.

    Waiting_for_the_off.

    Steam_arrival_2.

    Coupling_up.

    Sad_parting1.

    The_farewell.

    Caught2.
     
  2. Savas K

    Savas K Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 10, 2013
    Very nice. That is a wonderful event to visit.
     
  3. drp

    drp Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 13, 2010
    Virginia, USA
    David
    Marvelous. Thanks.
     
  4. marcsitkin

    marcsitkin Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 24, 2013
    Harwich, MA USA
    Marc Sitkin
    Very nice set. I've been to the National Railway Museum in York a couple times, and wished I could see some of this heavy iron live.
     
  5. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    These events are becoming ever more popular in the UK as more & more vintage steam lines open up and commercialise their venture by offering trips with meals on board, open days and events based around the stations and the era they were opened.

    It is a lot of fun that is a case of "Big boys toys" and real nostalgia!