Throwback Thursday… Amusements, Sheringham

Amusements, SheringhamAmusements, Sheringham
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 52mm, 1/50s, f5, ISO 3200

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Four years ago it was the seaside town of Sheringham in Norfolk.

I can’t remember where we were staying but this image was definitely taken whilst wandering to or from the pub (probably the Windham Arms… they serve an excellent pint!)

Throwback Thursday… Rudbeckia hirta ‘Sunbeckia Luna’

Rudbeckia hirta 'Sunbeckia Luna'yRudbeckia hirta ‘Sunbeckia Luna’
Olympus Stylus XZ-10, i.Zuiko 4.7-23.5mm f1.8~2.7 ED at 23mm, 1/320s, f2.8, ISO 160

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Seven years ago it was this Rudbeckia hirta ‘Sunbeckia Luna’ flower (at least I think that’s what it is…)

I could probably pick fault with the quality this image in a number of ways but as it makes me smile I won’t!

Here endeth today’s lesson! 😁

Throwback Thursday… Stephenson’s Rocket

Replica L&MR 0-2-2 ROCKET-20100811bReplica Liverpool & Manchester Railway 0-2-2 ROCKET
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…

Replica L&MR 0-2-2 ROCKET-20100811aReplica Liverpool & Manchester Railway 0-2-2 ROCKET
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).

Throwback Thursday… Aldeburgh

Two Belles, AldeburghTwo Belles, Aldeburgh
Panasonic Lumix GF-1, Lumix G Vario OIS 14-45 f/3.5~5.6 at 45mm, 1/1600s, f8, ISO 200

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Twelve years ago it was fishing boats on the beach at Aldeburgh in Suffolk.

Yet another place on my ‘must revisit’ list!

Jill-Anne, AldeburghJill-Anne, Aldeburgh
Panasonic Lumix GF-1, Lumix G Vario OIS 14-45 f/3.5~5.6 at 17mm, 1/50s, f16, ISO 100

Throwback Thursday… Bridlington

Bridlington, March 2017Bridlington, March 2017
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 41mm, 1/1000s, f8, ISO 400

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Five years ago it was the seaside town of Bridlington in Yorkshire.

It’s a town I never get bored with visiting and I’m hoping to visit again in June for Race the Waves ’22

Bridlington Harbour, March 2017Bridlington Harbour, March 2017
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 52mm, 1/250s, f8, ISO 400

Throwback Thursday… Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

33035-2012031733035 propels its train up the Ravenstor Incline
Panasonic Lumix GF-1, Lumix G Vario 45-200mm f/4~5.6 at 200mm, 1/1000s, f8, ISO 320

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Ten years ago it was the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway in Derbyshire.

The 1 in 27 Ravenstor Incline heads north out of Wirksworth station and didn’t originally carry passengers (leading as it did, to Middlepeak Quarry) but on special event days the line is in operation and is well worth a visit.

Throwback Thursday… Peak Rail

Class WD 'Austerity' 0-6-0ST 'LORD PHIL'-20150210Class WD ‘Austerity’ 0-6-0ST LORD PHIL
Fujifilm X-E1, Fujinon XF 18-55mm f2.8~4 R LM OIS at 55mm, 1/125s, f8, ISO 320

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Seven years ago it was Peak Rail in Derbyshire.

LORD PHIL (built by the Hunslet Engine Co Ltd for the War Department in 1943) was in charge of passenger services and had no problems handling a five coach train.

This Midland Railway wagon was looking every bit its almost hundred years age though… ‘For Internal Use Only’ refers to a vehicle not allowed out onto the main line but still used in an industrial location.

'For Internal Use Only'‘For Internal Use Only’
Fujifilm X-E1, Fujinon XF 18-55mm f2.8~4 R LM OIS at 18mm, 1/60s, f8, ISO 400