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Severn Valley railway one of a lot

A lesson in how to make elegant something functional. I just love this! 

Severn Valley railway one of a lot

A lesson in how to make elegant something functional. I just love this! 

comments (19)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Sep 2014, 01:09
Is it the turning or the pushing you like best, Bill?
Bill Phillips: I have always been a pusher Ray
it looks like copper coated with nickel Bill... nice touch... but the glass seems a bit scratched over the years....petersmile
Bill Phillips: Could be or chrome on a base metal
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Sep 2014, 04:52
Great details in the train. It makes a great abstract.
Bill Phillips: Makes a good handle too Lady P smile
Very nice shot - I do like it when attention to detail is paid!
Bill Phillips: So do I E. It makes all the difference
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Sep 2014, 06:29
Agreed - it's as if we've lost the art
Bill Phillips: Now we make the elegant look functional
And with the bars across the glass for pushing, it saves on all that glass cleaning! Gotta be practical in such things, you know. smile
Bill Phillips: Indeed so Ginnie. Well thought out and then executed with style
Hells teeth , I like this Bill.
Bill Phillips: These old Carriages are a delight Michael
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Sep 2014, 07:17
elegant and stable- I think I need some help to turn and push!
Bill Phillips: They were light to the touch Philine....user friendly as they say today
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 10 Sep 2014, 07:30
I even like the design of the sign Bill.
Bill Phillips: For once I agree wholeheartedly Ridge
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 10 Sep 2014, 08:03
You've been at the Brasso again, Bill
Bill Phillips: I would happily clean this Lisl
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 10 Sep 2014, 08:12
Some would call this a design icon, Billiam
Bill Phillips: Well I hope they would comrade
  • blackdog
  • This Sceptred Isle
  • 10 Sep 2014, 08:24
Very beautiful, although the complex instructions may be beyond some!
Bill Phillips: These days I have to agree sadly Mike
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Sep 2014, 09:58
From a time when the British worker took pride in their work. I can well remember window frames on trains when all the screw heads were aligned in the same direction.
Bill Phillips: Perhaps it would be fairer to say when the British workers were allowed, and encouraged to take pride in their work.
  • Penny
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Sep 2014, 11:47
OOh - gorgeous! My heart is melting!
Bill Phillips: Steady on Penny it is only a handle
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 Sep 2014, 12:59
Lovely, so 1950's
Bill Phillips: Probably 1930s Louis as this carriage set dates back to about 1935
Wow, this is really beautiful Bill!
Bill Phillips: I thought so too Richard
This is rather an interesting and attractive capture Bill.
Bill Phillips: As an LNER man you can no doubt appreciate this Brian
Lovely bit of craftsmanship - well spotted, Bill.
Bill Phillips: Thanks tom. It is a small delight!
Very nice, Bill, it's attention to detail like this that makes all the difference, in so many things.

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