Sunday Stills: L is for… Locomotive

Married to a steam enthusiast, I spend a lot of time hanging around draughty railway stations and museums, so a camera comes in handy.  It’s a pity you can’t capture the cacophany of steam release, shrill whistles, and clanking wheels to accompany the photographs.  🙂

This week’s Sunday Stills prompt was the letter L.  To see what inspiration others have taken from the prompt, click on the link.

About Sandra

I used to cruise the French waterways with my husband four or five months a year, and wrote fiction and poetry. Now I live on the beautiful Dorset coast, enjoying the luxury of being able to have a cat, cultivating an extensive garden and getting involved in the community. I still write fiction, but only when the spirit moves me - which isn't as often as before. I love animals, F1 motor racing, French bread and my husband, though not necessarily in that order.
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21 Responses to Sunday Stills: L is for… Locomotive

  1. M. R. says:

    My husband adored steam trains, too! I wonder if there are any blokes over 50 who don’t?


  2. I remember the old coal-burning trains of my childhood. They used to come through near our backyard. My Dad was raised around trains as his father was a telegrapher for the Eriie RR in Ohio. When I hear the train whistles, it brings back memories from my childhood. These are great train pictures.


    • Sandra says:

      I remember them too. We used to come home with big black smuts on our faces, but there was no excitement quite like it – the steam, the whistles, the clackety-clack… wonderful times.


  3. The Rider says:

    I love your post! Beautiful photos…


  4. This is an awesome collection!


  5. I think I see Thomas the Tank Engine there, Sandra. I think these are wonderful. Bill tells about how they used to put pennies on the track and then get them back, flattened, once the train had gone by. We didn’t live near any RR tracks but I’ve always loved trains.



    • Sandra says:

      The original Thomas is currently in hospital being repaired – which will take at least 12 months depending on donations. 🙂 This is an ordinary loco, one of Thomas’s friends who’s borrowed his face to keep the kiddies happy.

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  6. Tom K says:

    Great locomotives…every little boy (or big boy) would love them.


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  8. MythRider says:

    I just saw a PBS program on America train journeys. I am inspired to seek out a few of those adventures and see the sights by train.


  9. Wonderful photos of Locomotives.


  10. Ese' s Voice says:

    A really lovely and interesting collection, Sandra!


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