Class 08 on the blocks

First Great Western's 08836 on the blocks at Paddington at a quarter-to-midnight having top-and-tailed the empty stock for the evening's

Chance photo taken on the way home from a gig, when I had my camera with me. It’s First Great Western’s 08836 on the blocks at Paddington at a quarter-to-midnight. One of First Great Western’s oldest locomotives, it had brought in the empty stock for the evening’s “Night Riviera”.

I took this photo hand-held without a tripod at a ridiculously slow shutter speed, taking advantage of the in-camera image stabilisation of my Sony DSLR.

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One Response to Class 08 on the blocks

  1. Michael Orton says:

    At some point I will have to post my favourite chance shot of an 08: at the Beconsfield service station on the M40!

    It was actually on a low-loader on its way to Swansea Docks.