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An afternoon at the museum IV

A Chinese dragon.

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The exposure is right on target...
John Prior: Thanks a lot Larry
  • Frances
  • United States
  • 22 Aug 2013, 01:49
Lovely black & white of a magnificent engine. Great shot!
John Prior: Thank you Frances
I'm enjoying your museum pix... Nice here to see the contrast in size of peops to machine.
John Prior: Thanks a lot Jacquelyn
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Aug 2013, 07:19
Blimey - I thought I didn't remember watching this sort passing by! Any idea how it came to get to the NRM?
John Prior: Steam Locomotive, Chinese Government Railways, KF7 class 4-8-4 No 607, designed by Colonel Kenneth Cantlie, built by Vulcan Foundry in 1935, withdrawn in 1981
Cracking picture John. I wonder if it was built in the UK for China?
John Prior: Built by the Vulcan Foundry at Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire. The Chinese Locomotive Class KF1 No 7 (KF1-7) was designed by the Technical Advisor to the Chinese Ministry of Railways, Colonel Kenneth Cantlie, to run on the Canton-Hankow railway. It was donated to the National Railway Museum by the Chinese Government. Another KF (KF1-1) is preserved at the Bejing Museum which opened in March 2003
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 22 Aug 2013, 08:30
Wow an impressive looking machine John, you have photographed to heighten the impression of power.
John Prior: Thanks Chad
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Aug 2013, 10:15
The angle of this, makes it look huge, great shot smile
John Prior: Thank you Linda smile
Massive locos aren't they. There are still engines like this being used in China for coal and mineral trains, indeed enthusiasts fly to China from all over for special photographic holidays taking pictures of them.
John Prior: I would imagine the locations are great as well, thanks Brian
Beautiful shot of a magnificent loco,John. There is a documentary on ch'5 next week,all about transporting 2 A4's to the museum, for the Mallard anniversary.
John Prior: Thanks Frank, I'll look out for that smile
Straight to Likeys. Cracking shot.
Looks huge polished and clean. Fascinating power machine. Good picture.
i really like the cap for the headlamp. great viewpoint

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