Throwback Thursday… Stephenson’s Rocket

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Nikon D300, AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR at 80mm, 1/400s, f10, ISO 400

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Twelve years ago it was Stephenson’s Rocket! (albeit the replica built by Locomotion Enterprises (1975) Ltd in 1979).

This replica of the famous 1829 original was in action at the National Railway Museum at York, running up and down the Warehouse Line with a replica Liverpool and Manchester Railway 2nd class coach (built in 1930) and I managed a ride in the latter…

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Nikon D300, AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR at 18mm, 1/400s, f10, ISO 400

The 1979 built replica is currently on display at Locomotion in Shildon but the 1829 original is currently on display at the NRM (along with another, part-sectioned replica, dating from 1935).

Freelance Wastrel’s 5th birthday!

‘Freelance Wastrel’ is five years old today! 🎂

During the past 12 months I’ve written 177 posts containing 190 images.

I’ve posted images from 15 digital cameras, 23 film cameras and 27 different film stocks are represented! (17 black & white, 10 colour).

Thank you all once again for reading, following and putting up with my waffling.

Monochrome Monday… Motor Rail Ltd Bedford England

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Nikon FE2, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 Ai-S, 1/60s, f8 – Ilford Delta 400 Professional
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 8 mins at 20°c.

An image from the Golden Valley Light Railway (GVLR), a narrow gauge line only a mile or so from here.

Motor Rail Ltd (or the Motor Rail & Tramcar Co Ltd) built many narrow and standard gauge locomotives powered by either diesel or petrol engines at their works at Bedford… The company also used the trade name ‘Simplex’ and parts from at least two (unidentified) locomotives are visible here.

Digitised using Nikon D5600 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8 and Nikon ES-2 Film Digitising Adapter with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Square Saturday… Stained glass projection

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Ondu 6×6 Pocket Pinhole, 25s, f167 – Kodak Gold 200 rated at ISO 100

Back in April I had a weekend break in a converted chapel in Leicester and spent the Sunday morning photographing the beautiful stained glass windows on Kodak Gold 200 in my ONDU 6×6 Pocket pinhole camera.

This is one of the final images of the morning, when sunlight was streaming in and projecting an image of the windows onto the floor…

Developed by AgLab
Digitised using Nikon D5600 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8, pixl-latr with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… Jubilee Bridge, Matlock Bath

Jubilee Bridge, Matlock BathJubilee Bridge, Matlock Bath
Nikon FE, Nikkor 50mm f/2 Ai – 1/60s, f8, – Foma Pan 100
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:50, 9 mins at 20°c.

Another image from my recent wander around Matlock Bath in June.

“In 1887 an iron bridge of 85 feet span was constructed, at a cost of £230, connecting the promenade with Lovers’ Walk, and at the same time the Promenade was laid out at a cost of £700” (an extract from Kelly’s Directory of Derbyshire, 1908).

Digitised using Nikon D5600 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8, Nikon ES-2 Film Digitising Adapter and Negative Lab Pro plugin with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.