Yesterday I took my family to see the National Railway Museum in York. It was mainly for my grandson who at 2 yrs and 9 months is a train nut. The Museum is a fantastic place and free to visit. It covers the complete history of trains from the basic beginnings, through the age of steam into the present day. NOT TO MENTION THE STEAM TRAIN FROM THE HARRY POTTER FILM! see if you can spot it..... before you get to the bottom of this post.
Taking photographs is quite a challenge as it is quite dark and there is a multitude of reflections and light sources. Flash is a must in some areas as is a relatively high ISO so as to get a half decent shutter speed. I would love to be able to photograph the exhibits when the place was empty and have my tripod at my disposal.
I am not really into trains myself, however I must admit I fell in love with the Steam Engines. They have such character and are a feat of engineering. They must have been a marvellous site rumbling through the countryside. We did have a short ride on one of the steam engines which was great fun and my Grandson loved it, although his mum was more excited than he was.
This was the train we went on and this was the view as we travelled:
I hope you have enjoyed this little blast from the past and present and I will leave you all now to reflect on what we have now and what has gone before. Is it better now?
You know I'm not sure it is!
Oh and one more thing!!!!! For all Harry Potter fans the steam train that was used in the film is the red one with 5972 on the front. If you missed it here it is again.