Waiting for the Cathedrals Express

by Helen Hooker February. 22, 2018 1028 views
Practising on some more modern rolling stock.

Practising on some more modern rolling stock.

It’s been a while since a steam train travelled through the area so when my friend Barry heard about a visit from the Cathedrals Express he suggested we go and photograph it. We arrived at Witham Station with plenty of time to spare this morning and figured out which platform would give us the best vantage point, without risk of our view being blocked by other trains.

As one train leaves the station the Cathedrals Express appears in the distance and excitement builds in the crowd

As one train leaves the station the Cathedrals Express appears in the distance and excitement builds in the crowd

While we waited I took a few shots of other passing trains to get a sense of how to frame things when the main attraction arrived. By now quite a large crowd had gathered on the platforms – very different from when the Cathedrals Express come through our village station in 2014, when there were only three of us in the crowd!

Finally it arrived, belching clouds of steam into the sky and filling the air with noise. I’d chosen a low viewpoint and Barry took a photo of me sitting on the platform. He’s kindly allowed me to include it here and, if you look carefully, you can just see the Cathedrals Express in the far distance.

22 February 2018

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Mary Miller 1 year, 2 months ago

a... mazeee.... zing. Thank you.
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Scribe 1 year, 6 months ago

Ohh. Here comes the Cathedrals Express! Choo-Choo-Choo-Chooo... Heh. You know the song I'm thinking about. 
So proud and poised for its precious passengers. Love this. Thank you.

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Kay Hooker 1 year, 6 months ago

Love the hat, bright coat to go with the silly expression.  Great shots.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 6 months ago

#3 - Polished like a black diamond!
#4 - Joyful picture!

1 year, 6 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 1 year, 6 months ago

Nice work! I would have loved to hear the sound that steam engine made, as it came huffing & puffing thru!

1 year, 6 months ago Edited
Pete Fitzgetald 1 year, 6 months ago

#4 Awesome spot... great shots

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