Throwback Thursday… Steam at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

BR class 4MT 2-6-4T 80002-20130316
British Railways class 4MT 2-6-4T 80002
Nikon D600, Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G at 120mm, 1/200s, f7.1, ISO 640

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Ten years ago it was this British Railways standard class 4MT 2-6-4T steam locomotive at Keighley station on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.

The tight curve and steep gradient out of Keighley station always makes locomotives work hard and there are a number of spots from which interesting and dramatic images can be captured.

Throwback Thursday… Leawood Pump House

Leawood Pump House
Leawood Pump House
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 18mm, 1/160s, f11, ISO 400

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Five years ago it was Leawood Pumphouse near Cromford in Derbyshire.

The Grade II* listed building dates from 1949 and houses a Watt-type beam engine that pumped water from the River Derwent to the Cromford Canal until 1944 when the canal closed. The Pump House was restored in 1979 by the Cromford Canal Society and the engine is steamed periodically.