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A train passes through

A Chiltern Railway train between Princes Risborough and High Wycombe.

comments (14)

Normally I don't like seeing anything modern in a "nature photo" - but this looks very cool!!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Feb 2012, 06:51
Brilliant John: love railways in the landscape
John Prior: No doubt the original railways seemed like a tremendous intrusion at the time, but they seem like part of the fabric now, not so sure that HS2 will ever achieve that as it will me more like a motorway in impact, and concrete will never mellow in the way victorian brickwork has with viaducts becoming part of the landscape.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 29 Feb 2012, 07:24
Disgraceful, all railways and roads should be torn up and the countryside returned to its idyllic origins.
John Prior: Lets start a campaign smile
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Feb 2012, 07:54
That would make a great movie, John: A Train Runs Through It! smile
John Prior: I suppose you'd want Brad Pitt to star smile
The railways go through some wonderful countryside and have managed to blend in with it...unlike some motorways!
John Prior: Yes I agree but fear HS2 if it ever happens will have the impact of a motorway.
But subtle enough not to create a blot on this perfect landscape. (:o)
Even with that tangled grass in the foreground and the dominating clouds overhead, that train still stands out and looks out of place.
But for the train it looks like our landscape. Very pretty.
clouds add so much more to a sky
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Feb 2012, 10:18
Love your country shots John always interesting.
  • Fred Adams
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Feb 2012, 10:36
Wonderful skyline in this John - not so sure that the trains will be so unobtrusive in the future!
John Prior: No doubt the original railways seemed like a tremendous intrusion at the time, but they seem like part of the fabric now, not so sure that HS2 will ever achieve that as it will me more like a motorway in impact, and concrete will never mellow in the way victorian brickwork has with viaducts becoming part of the landscape.
Being a train fan I like seeing trains in the landscape and somehow this one blends in very nicely.
John Prior: Yes especially steam, somehow part of the landscape.
  • Martin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Feb 2012, 12:39
A beautiful scene John
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 29 Feb 2012, 14:19
if you hadn't titled this one, i wouldn't have known what that was. again, you have a beautiful country.
John Prior: Thanks Sherri, an old steam train would be even better.

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