Duchess Through Biggleswade

By | 11th December 2018

Last weekend saw the return of steam trains pounding the tracks on the Great Northern Eastern Railway line, which is great to see.
Arrived at the station 20 mins before hoping to pick my spot at the end of the platform, one thing I noticed was the lack of steam train enthusiast at the station, maybe they are at different locations along the track side.
This time we were graced with the presence of 6233, Duchess Of Sutherland, this was the first time for me, must admit it was a joy to see.
LMS Princess Coronation Class 6233, Duchess Of Sutherland is a London, Midland and Scottish Railway Steam Locomotive built in 1938. It was so nice to see it in its original livery of  Maroon.
I decided to use my Nikon D-7200 in combination with a Nikon 80-400mm zoom lens which allowed me to take a series of shots by using the lenses various distances, the only problem is shooting steam trains on the main line is the overhead electrification wires, so I was hoping for bags of steam and getting in close to take the majority of the wires out, the rest I had to have the assistance of the clone tool in Photoshop which managed to get rid of  most of it, the rest I used parts of the steam to hide it.