Monday, January 5, 2015

Wheels -York Durham Heritage Railrway

 Wheel and shadow on front of train engine

I haven't a clue as to what the wheel does, but I love the shadow.

 See the wheel and shadow at front of engine

Wheels on trailers that haul railway ties

 One trailer was piled upside down on another

In celebration of the old and wonderful "stuff", I  am connecting to Rubbish Tuesday HERE.
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54 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

That looks like a very interesting place to visit!

A Quiet Corner said...

That shadow was a great find...delicate looking...:)JP

Revrunner said...

Definitely qualifies as wonderful stuff. :-)

see you there! said...

The wheels are a great strong graphic element.

Darla

eileeninmd said...

I like the first shot with the shadow, great capture! Happy Monday!

John's Island said...

Hi, This post is so cool! I am a "railfan" ... love this old equipment. Combining the old stuff and your excellent photography skills is just awesome! Thank you for sharing and thank you for your kind comment on my blog. John

Judy said...

That shadow from the front of the train is wonderful! I guess those trailers can't weigh much, if they can be piled like that!!

Bethany Carson said...

Love the first shot! Railroads and trains make excellent photography subjects!

Sandra said...

these would be good framed and hung in a train museum. that first shot is wonderful

Mersad said...

I agree with Sandra. These need to be frames. Great textures too!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Jane of Levant said...

Amazing shots EG - the detail and the colour - trains are so photogenic I love em!! Jane UK

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Train details are always good to see EG.. that wheel probably has a very important function :)

Mascha said...

I like the old trains and loks. The shadowplay by the wheel is nice captured.
Happy new year

Mary Hone said...

Great shots. I love the first one.

Tom said...

What a wonderful collection of train images. They excite the little boy inside this big boy! Tom The Backroads Traveller

TexWisGirl said...

that wheel makes for great wall decor. :)

VP said...

I love this kind of details!

William Kendall said...

Those old trailers are quite colourful!

Lowell said...

Great shots for the theme! I've always loved trains and wish we had more of them here, but nooooooo. Our politicos years ago decided in favor of their friends in the auto, bus and gasoline bizness to build concrete highways instead. Argh!

If that wheel was on an airplane, it might be used on takeoff - "Wheels up!"

Linda W. said...

Nice series of photos.

Birdman said...

We found one of these flatbeds on wheels, built a plywood frame and traveled up on a switchback to a hidden treehouse. Ah... youth.

Christine said...

These are great shots! I love the yellow contrasting with the metal and shadows. I don't know what the wheel is for either but my 4 year old grandson could tell you! Happy Monday!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! Terrific captures for the day and a great start for the new year!! I do so enjoy your photos!! Hope you have a great week -- camera in hand, of course!!!

RedPat said...

Cool shots, EG! I'm surprised that no one knew what the wheel was for!

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, Beth said...

i love anything train. it is like i am a kid ...& i get super excited and happy. love it!! happy times. ( :

DeniseinVA said...

It is wonderful and I like that old wheel in your first photo. Great shots! Glad you could comment today. Not sure why these things happen, the cyber gremlins having fun with us maybe :) Have a great day!

Photo Cache said...

the details are fantastic.

Bob Bushell said...

Well taken EG, love them.

cieldequimper said...

Choo choo! ;-)

mumbaiiteanu said...

Lovely shots of the old trains and interesting wheels.

Ginny said...

These pictures are beautiful! I love trains anyway. I have seen that wheel on a caboose, but have n idea what it does. We sometimes see a little cart riding the rails with tiny wheels it can put up or down, I wonder if it is one of these railroad ties wagons. Your pictures just have wonderful effects! Love the shadow of the wheel!

Fun60 said...

They are great photos.

Malyss said...

Very impressive engines !

Debbie said...

trains, a huge favorite for me!!! I really enjoyed all of these. very cool and oh so interesting!!!

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

Me too! Love the shadow, but no clue as to what the wheel does!

carol l mckenna said...

Very creative shots of the railway ~

Happy New Year to you,
artmusedog and carol

Carver said...

I love these shots of the wheels.

Jane Hards Photography said...

Love the colours, especially the yellow.

colleen said...

Ooh. These really pop. The yellow is catching like fire.

Cloudia said...

I so enjoy things like that; and your photos are better than being there! (The airfare would be enormous!)




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Liz Needle said...

What a fascinating place and your photos are superb. Thanks for sharing them with us.

diane b said...

I wonder what the wheel is for too. Makes for good photos though. A nice collection of old stuff.

Felicia said...

beautiful train images.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Wonderful!

Pamela Gordon said...

Wonderful photos and I like the bright yellow on the train engine and wagons.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Colourful and interesting photos.

Randy said...

Wonderful close up shots.

Stephanie said...

Wonderful shots!

Indrani said...

I like the antique-ness in the pics.

Roan said...

That is one great shadow! Wonderful train images!

W. Latane Barton said...

I am a train fanatic so I loved these pictures. Thanks.

Marie said...

Great photos! Love anything dealing with trains, too!

Powell River Books said...

I love trains. My favourite part is the caboose. - Margy

NatureFootstep said...

you always find so much cool things to photograph. We have old trains I think but they are locked up indoors. :(

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