British Steam in black and white

Alan Feb 26, 2009

  1. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I have started scanning my steam pics. First lot are up and are between February 1958 and July 1959. My first cameras were not the best, so some of the scans are rather fuzzy. But all the shots are unrepeatable..........

    http://alansgallery.fotopic.net/c1658797.html

    A sample:

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  2. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Nice Gallery, Thanks Allen
     
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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Yes, that J69 was kept in superb condition for station pilot duties. Not many locos were kept that clean. ;)

    There was a huge variety of locomotive types back then. Now that is not the case. :(
     
  5. kevsmith

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    are you scanning off prints or negs? I am going to start scanning my british steam black and white in soon but haven't decided whether to get a scanner capable of handling my 6x7cm and 6x9cm negs or doing it off the best prints.
    I have got about 3,500 to go at so it should keep me quiet for a while! Having said that I am still sorting and captioning all the stuff I shot in Thailand last time.
     
  6. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    So if I am reading correctly, this loco was probably cut up for scrap?

    :(

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  7. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Ken, virtually all the locos you will see in my steam scans are scrapped. :( One J69 is preserved, but don't think it was that one. Thankfully we do have a huge collection of preserved locomotives, both in the National Collection and those on preserved railways and by private individuals.
     
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    Kev, I am scanning off prints. I would rather scan negs. but I do not have them here as they are on permanent loan to someone who sells rail photograph prints and sometimes gets some published. So either way, many people are able to share my old photos.

    My scanner will scan prints, 35mm slides or negatives, also 2" x 2" negatives/slides.

    I also have thousands to scan, so I will also be kept busy! :D
     
  9. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Sad. Very sad. From what I can gather, reading topics, magazines, etc, you've done a better job of preservation that we have over here. But it's still sad to know they're gone.

    Boxcab E50
     
  10. fitz

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    Very nice collection, Alan. Looking forward to more. How I lament my lack of perception about what was going on with the steam to diesel transition in the USA back in the '50's. I was doing a bit of photography, but unfortunately not of the railroads. :tb-sad:
     
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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Alan....might a steam engine of the past exist in the area around Henley-on-Thames?
     
  13. fitz

    fitz Staff Member

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    Another great collection, Alan. Did the Humorist have a double blast PIE or PIPE?
    :tb-confused:
     
  14. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Don't know that area, but in the UK you are never far away from a preserved line with steam locos. ;)
     
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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Oops! Thanks Jim, now corrected to PIPE. :D
     
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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Alan:

    I always enjoy the older UK locomotives. I am a part of a small group (US, UK, Italy) that "accumulates" the pre-war 5, 7 & plank N Scale coal wagons. My next visist to the uK will include a tour of a few of the layouts of the pre-war railroads.
     
  18. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Is N scale wagons the reason for your username? ;)
     
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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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  20. fitz

    fitz Staff Member

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    Wow! You covered a LOT of equipment back then. Wish they were still around. :tb-sad:
     

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