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Erlestoke Manor

Built in 1939 the Manor class locomotives were a lighter version of the Grange class. Of only 30 built 9 remain preserved whereas none of the 80 Grange class have been preserved.

 

Erlestoke Manor

Built in 1939 the Manor class locomotives were a lighter version of the Grange class. Of only 30 built 9 remain preserved whereas none of the 80 Grange class have been preserved.

 

comments (28)

  • Frances
  • United States
  • 12 Aug 2013, 00:25
Excellent shot! The black & white is a superb choice, very atmospheric.
Bill Phillips: It isn't bad in colour but b&W did it for me!
I really like your treatment, Bill. Effective!
Bill Phillips: I am obliged to you Ma'am
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 12 Aug 2013, 05:34
I wonder what all the other "Manor" names were - I must Google them
Bill Phillips: I have the complete list in an old Ian Allan trainspotters book....how sad am I?
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Aug 2013, 07:13
I love that these locomotives are named, Bill, and clearly are affectionately cared for. It does make you wonder why the Grange class wasn't considered worthy of preservation???
Bill Phillips: It was just one of those things Ginnie. They slipped through the net! However, there are plans to build a new one!

http://www.6880.co.uk/
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Aug 2013, 07:39
Mmmm - this is a fine and very wonderful shot. I take back everything I ever uttered about your last series, your consumption of sausages and your lovely bone dry home town
Bill Phillips: They were fine little engines, probably ideally suited for use on heritage railways
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Aug 2013, 07:49
Did you get a job lot of these HDR clouds Bill? They seem to be cropping up all over the place!

Fine shot nonetheless ;o)
Bill Phillips: Everybody seems to be doing HDR so I thought I'd have a go too! Actually the OTT sky apart the engine has come up well in Photomatix and Lightroom using 5 exposures
It shines - it is loved
Bill Phillips: It is indeed. So much work goes into maintaining these fine old steam locomotives
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 12 Aug 2013, 07:56
Not up to your usual high standard Brian.
Bill Phillips: Sorry Tiff, I forget that you are a railway expert. I will try harder
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Aug 2013, 08:11
Great shot and I love the clouds.
It is amazing how many of these locomotives are preserved, in the UK.
Bill Phillips: It is a lucky accident that many of the locomotives ended up in Barry Scrapyard and were not cut up quickly. This gave preservationists time to raise money to buy them.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Aug 2013, 08:34
Looking good in gleaming monochrome, Bill.
Bill Phillips: This is how they should be seen Ray.
I take my hat off to you Bill, best HDR picture I have seen in a long time.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Mick. HDR doesn't have to be totally OTT although I have a few lined up that are
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Aug 2013, 09:02
Typical Great Western design - but I don't hold it against it. Your fine editing has worked well here. Apart from what appears to be surveyor's satellite dish coming from the cab roof, it looks to be a timeless image. I like the sky.
Bill Phillips: I missed that!! I am a Great Western fan as I was brought up in Exeter!
Lovely shot, Bill. B&W suits it so well. True nostalgia.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Pauline
fantastic shot. the large, oversized boxy front end with its rows of rivets seems like it could take a head on collision. perhaps just my visual feeling but that section seems disproportionately larger?
Bill Phillips: Perhaps a little, the effect of a very wide angle lens I guess.
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk ... where the sun rises first in Britain
  • 12 Aug 2013, 09:36
You certainly wound up the sky Brian. Lovely engine Very good series.
Bill Phillips: You are becoming increasingly strange since you decamped to Suffolkshire comrade
The word on the carriage sums it up,Bill,class shot!
Bill Phillips: Cheers Frank, much appreciated
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk ... where the sun rises first in Britain
  • 12 Aug 2013, 10:04
oops bill not brian
Bill Phillips: That's OK, I make allowances
A class shot Bill, I really like the atmosphere you've created!
Bill Phillips: Thank you kindly Martin
Looks like the Hogwarts express has had a little magic applied smile
Bill Phillips: I thought I would have a go at this HDR lark!
A fine shot Bill, and I see you picked up on the 81st.Grange being built.
Bill Phillips: I hadn't realised that none were preserved. I wish they would rebuild Cardean which was one of the most elegant locomotives ever built
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 12 Aug 2013, 13:10
I keep forgetting to try B/W...you inspire me. Wonderful leading lines...dramatic sky.
Bill Phillips: That is great. B&W is great fun, I will keep a look out for the results smile
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Aug 2013, 14:34
Great shot, I like the B&W treatment. We had a short trip on a steam train last week, nothing like a bit of nostagia smile
Bill Phillips: The sound and the smell...it is wonderful!
So many different classes, I guess it would have been impossible for them all to have been preserved by enthusiasts
Bill Phillips: A fair number survive but some are never going to be other than museum exhibits I guess..but you never know
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Aug 2013, 14:45
Classy picture of the Manor.
Bill Phillips: To the Manor born you might say?
England seems to have more than her fair share of magnificent locomotives, Bill. Your treatment is most suitable for this one.
Bill Phillips: We are rather fond of our old steam trains Beverly.
Well done Bill this is a terrific image. The HDR and b/w work perfectly
Bill Phillips: Thank you kindly Janet. I was rather pleased with it
Fine B&W shot, Bill
Bill Phillips: Thanks very much Tom
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 13 Aug 2013, 07:34
Love this image, glad I looked back. Was flat out yesterday and didn't have time to look at SC.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Aussie. I hope you have a quieter day today grin

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