A bit (of a) loco by golftragic

A bit (of a) loco

Still on the railway theme, this loco is parked over a service pit in the Peterborough Railway Museum. In past times Peterborough was an important railway junction for all three gauges and the Museum occupies what was previously extensive railway workshops, including a working turntable. SAR is, of course, South Australian Railways.
I like the heavy industrial feel to this and the almost-symmetry.
July 5th, 2016  
@taffy Thanks Taffy. One of the best things about that place is that you can get up close and personal with the hardware. You can even get under this locomotive though I didn't. My dodgy undercarriage doesn't like steps at the best of times.
July 5th, 2016  
Lots of details revealed by the wonderful side light. Its always good to get up close and personal with hardware!
July 5th, 2016  
A leaf Spring on an axle of railway goods truck". Someone, an engineer was looking over my shoulder and got quite excited when he saw this. Peterborough was "change trains" on many trips to Adelaide from Broken Hill, in my youth/Uni days
July 5th, 2016  
Had to laugh at Ethel's comment @ethelperry David was looking over my shoulder as I was looking at this photo too, also an engineer and he said exactly the same. "A leaf spring on an axle of a railway goods truck".
July 5th, 2016  
@onewing Bah, ha ha, Babs and David.
July 5th, 2016  
Awesome shot
July 5th, 2016  
Impressive. Its kept in good condition. They sure build them to last forever
July 5th, 2016  
My uncle lived in Peterborough and worked on the railways. This is nicely preserved.
July 6th, 2016  
@onewing Succinct and more accurate than my play on words Babs. Ta muchly David.
July 6th, 2016  
@ethelperry Thanks Ethel, trust me to get it a bit wrong. Oh well, I'm no engineer. Peterborough must've seen some real railway action in its day. I'd love to have seen it.
July 6th, 2016  
@dibzgreasley Absolutely right Debs. Glad you liked it.
July 6th, 2016  
@ninaganci Very true Nina.
July 6th, 2016  
@888rachel Wow, he'd have some railway tales to tell. Lucky you. It is well preserved, like most of the collection it's well under cover.
July 6th, 2016  
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