1st problem.... theres a bit much water around
|'Its flat, but....'|
As I'm crossing the bridge, I notice a car ahead of me pull off the road. A guy hops out of the car with a camera the size of a small south pacific nation. So, I'm not too late. I barrel down towards the river past them, and turn off. Some bastard appears to have blocked the access way. There's nothing to it but walk.
Walking a bit closer gives me this.
I decide on a spot about 1/2 way between the 2. All the time I can hear the train moving down the hill. These steam excursions do not make much noise and suddenly here it is.
In retrospect Its a bit far away, but at least the suns out.
Returning to the car, I find this spot which could well have resulted in a far nicer picture, if only I had looked behind me.
The decision is then made to head back to Fielding and catch the train along the railway reserve at some point. And this works too.
|'Classic leaving shot there'|
Down at the station the train is moved off the main line. I was going to write quickly, but by the time its headed down to the far end of the yard and back a good 20 minutes have passed.
The sound of crossing bells announces another train, this time an express freight from Dorkland that barrels through at a great rate of knots.
|'Its OK, I'm standing in a carpark'|