Thursday, 25 September 2008

Steam Train zooms thru our station

Last weekend, a special event was planned where an old fashioned steam train would leave from Central Station in Sydney and travel to the Zig Zag Railway in the Blue Mountains.

Seeing as all our children are train nuts, my hubby thought it would be a great idea to take the kids down to our local station to watch the train go through. I let my son take my camera with him so he could get a few shots as it went through.Unfortunately, the train went through the station faster than a Tangara, so DS only managed to get a few shots before the darned train was gone!!!!

Anyway, the shots he did get were really good (I edited them a little to get clearer/closer views) and here they are for your viewing pleasure. As always, you can click on the images for a larger image.
Here it comes . . . .
Same photo, edited and zoomed in to get a better shot of the trainHeading out again . . . Going, going . . . . .
The kids loved watching the train go by - my youngest DD commented that there was even smoke coming out of the train (hehehe - the steam).

Bye again!!



smauge said...

My FiL lurves steam trains (it's a bit of an unhealthy obsession!) so he would have love this.
ps love the new glasses - I need to get some new ones too

Anonymous said...

Oooo, bugger I missed this! lol. Pity it doesn't slow down at the stations isn't it! But sounds like everyone had fun & DS still managed to get some awesome shots too! Looks like he might steal the camera if your not careful ;)

Anonymous said...

Gosh Deanne that brings back some memories!! Good Ole Doonside Station, I think I can see Mum and Dads old place LOL. I remember mum going OFF!! because she had the washing out LOL. It used to happened about once a month years ago.


Oh I like your new glasses! Cool.

Anonymous said...

I'm at work that why I'm anonymous!! LOL

Jane Clark if you've forgotten me!!

Lauren said...

They are great photos none the less. Certainly something you don't see everyday.

Annierose said...

These are good shots of the train! Real action photos!

Love your new photo Deanne - the glasses look great on you - so now which photo? LOL

Annie xx

Missty said...

Cool pics, very bummed I missed this Robert is NUTS about trains and would have loved it (would probably still be raving about it lol). Zac got some amazing shot given it was travelling so fast.