The Race by onewing

The Race

On Sunday we went to Maitland Steamfest and I have finally got around to processing some of the photos taken on the day.

Here you can see the Great Train Race finale as steam locomotives 3265 and 3526 race a Tiger Moth aeroplane from Waratah to Maitland.
That must have been quite a sight to see these old beauties.
April 16th, 2019  
Awesome, fabulous capture.
April 16th, 2019  
How wonderful to be there...great capture.
April 16th, 2019  
I'm sorry I never heard of this! Wish it was on TV news! I can imagine the huffs and the puffs with your excellent shot! fav
April 16th, 2019  
this looks fun Babs
April 16th, 2019  
Sounds like my kind of day out, lovely perspective and capture Babs:)
April 16th, 2019  
oooh they're fabulous! I couldn't get there - I will enjoy your images :)
April 16th, 2019  
Instant fav (anything with canals and steam trains has to be good in my book). Great shot. Imagine that, steam trains in a race...
April 16th, 2019  
Great capture :)
April 16th, 2019  
Must have been very exciting to watch the steam trains race. You got a wonderful shot to record the event.
April 16th, 2019  
@peadar Thought you might be interested in the link.

I thought you would be interested in this link. It is of the 30th anniversary Steamfest in 2016 where four steam locomotives raced from Broadmeadow to Maitland. Usually there are only two in the race but being the anniversary they pulled out all the stops. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNV10bDD9aU

Here is a link to this years race with two locomotives. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWYcgALJ76M

@pcoulson You may be interested in the above links too Peter and Maggie @maggiemae

@annied Maybe next year Annie
April 16th, 2019  
What an exciting event!
April 16th, 2019  
Wonderful
April 16th, 2019  
Wonderful !
April 16th, 2019  
...sounds like a wonderful day out
April 16th, 2019  
Oh great day. Hubby would love this
April 16th, 2019  
Sounds like a wonderful day...Super capture and pov
April 16th, 2019  
Terrific capture.
April 16th, 2019  
What a great day !
April 16th, 2019  
Very wonderful capture.
April 16th, 2019  
A great event and capture! How exciting!!
April 16th, 2019  
Wonderful capture.
April 16th, 2019  
A super shot - my kind of place to visit! - fav!

Ian
April 16th, 2019  
Great capture
April 16th, 2019  
@onewing Thanks Babs!
April 16th, 2019  
A wonderful capture!
April 16th, 2019  
wonder who won...was it me??
April 16th, 2019  
Wonderful train all lit up ready for the off! Reminds me of Thomas the Tank coming out of the sidings ready for a day’s work.
April 16th, 2019  
Great shot
April 16th, 2019  
A busy track. Train Race, that is heavy.
April 16th, 2019  
It looks and sounds very exciting Babs. What a great event.
April 16th, 2019  
Looks like it's heading on your line!
April 16th, 2019  
Oh so love these old trains
April 16th, 2019  
Sounds a great event!
April 16th, 2019  
Wow. love those trains. Would like to be on this event. Fav.
April 16th, 2019  
Wonderful capture! I like the track lines.
April 16th, 2019  
Very cool idea and terrific POV!
April 17th, 2019  
What a fun moment and the tracks are thought provoking
April 17th, 2019  
@busylady @pusspup @beryl @peterday @brennieb @seattlite @mittens @merrelyn @joysabin @craftymeg @tonygig @fishers @carolmw @haskar @huvesaker @happypat @elisasaeter @yaorenliu @flowerfairyann @samae @carole_sandford @pyrrhula @kwind @taffy @jgpittenger Thanks, it was a great day. The clouds looked rather black at one point, but we did have a short shower of rain while we were in a restaurant having lunch and luckily it had cleared again by the time we were back at the festival.

@angelar I and a lot of other people were standing on the central platform of the station and I did well to get this photo because there were lots of blokes with huge cameras in front of me and I had to take the shot over their heads.
April 17th, 2019  
Wonderful action shot! Fav
April 17th, 2019  
Sounds like that's an exciting race- two steam engines chugging down the tracks. Good shot!
April 18th, 2019  
That would have been fun to watch
April 20th, 2019  
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