Didcot & Mid Hants 30/01/2011

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Didcot & Mid Hants 30/01/2011

Postby 350wedge » Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:36 pm

Popped over to Didcot Railway Centre last weekend and after getting too cold decided to head home, but not before stopping off at Mid Hants to catch the last steam service of the day.

There was not a digital film camera in sight though, took a Minolta Dynax 9 film camera with a couple of prime lenses.

Here are some of the days results from just one film (changed some to B&W in photoshop after scanning the negs)

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And finally for those interested, here are a couple of before and after pictures of the carriage/boiler works which unfortunately suffered severe fire damage last year.

The first photo was taken just after the fire happened and the second taken last weekend, pretty much back to how it was. Should be back in business in the very near future :D

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Re: Didcot & Mid Hants 30/01/2011

Postby Mayfly » Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:34 am

:ymapplause: very nice Tony

How did you do in that competition where you asked us for our thoughts on which photo to present? I have looked back through the threads but can't find it.
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Re: Didcot & Mid Hants 30/01/2011

Postby 34053 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:30 am

Thank you 350w. I have not been to Didcot (yet another, as yet, unfulfilled item on my 'must do' list!). Great 'Mid-Hants' pics. The black and white ones give the pics a nice 'original' and atmospheric touch. Great to see the Carriage/Boiler Works building restored after that terrible fire.

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Re: Didcot & Mid Hants 30/01/2011

Postby Lucas1860 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:25 pm

the old stuff is always best.

Like the shots.

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Re: Didcot & Mid Hants 30/01/2011

Postby 34053 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:09 pm

34053 wrote:Thank you 350w. I have not been to Didcot (yet another, as yet, unfulfilled item on my 'must do' list!). Great 'Mid-Hants' pics. The black and white ones give the pics a nice 'original' and atmospheric touch. Great to see the Carriage/Boiler Works building restored after that terrible fire.

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I have just bought my copy of the latest 'Steam Railway Magazine' (No385). Coincidentally, there is a big feature article on the Didcot Railway Centre (page s 36 to 40 incl).

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Re: Didcot & Mid Hants 30/01/2011

Postby 350wedge » Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:30 pm

34053 wrote:
34053 wrote:Thank you 350w. I have not been to Didcot (yet another, as yet, unfulfilled item on my 'must do' list!). Great 'Mid-Hants' pics. The black and white ones give the pics a nice 'original' and atmospheric touch. Great to see the Carriage/Boiler Works building restored after that terrible fire.

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I have just bought my copy of the latest 'Steam Railway Magazine' (No385). Coincidentally, there is a big feature article on the Didcot Railway Centre (page s 36 to 40 incl).

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Its a good article, I subscribe so got my copy last week. Looking forward to next months write up on KEII, cant wait to see her in steam proper in April. No doubt I'll be there several times before April as I have membership at Didcot.
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Re: Didcot & Mid Hants 30/01/2011

Postby 34053 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:49 pm

I sometimes think that I should take out a Subscription to the Magazine. Buying it every four weeks can be a bit of a pain sometimes, but at least it gives me an excuse to go to our nearest Shopping Centre to get it from W H Smith (aka 'Public Library'!) and then visit some other shops, etc.
Talking about the next Issue, I see that there is also going to be a feature about 'The Swanage Railway' so I am obviously looking forward to seeing that!

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