It’s coming up to our 3rd wedding anniversary, and on our 1st, the in-laws got us a steam train journey as a present. After a lot of mucking around trying to, get it booked, we finally went along this weekend. Annoyingly, the train had been replaced with a diesel because the other train was out of action…. frustrating.
I recently purchased a Tokina 11-20 ultra wide angle lens for my upcoming trip to the Lake District, so decided to take advantage of this trip and try it out at points during the day. As it would turn out, the weather was not on our side (not uncommon recently) so I didn’t use it a lot, but I got a few test pictures with it.
Nene Valley Railway is located north of Peterborough, and runs a regular tourist service from Wansford at one end, up to Railworld adjacent to Peterborough railway station (this would have once linked to the main routes south).
I have been on the railway before, but never been in Railworld, and I must admit, I was a bit underwhelmed by it. The intention of it is good, but it feels very run down due to low funding with only a few display trains in not a great state of repair.
I managed to get some pictures on the day, but as I mentioned, the weather was unreliable, so I ended up trying some arty detail shots in most places.
It was an odd day, the weather was a pain in the arse, but I have started to go out with the idea of taking photos of different things if I can’t get the shots I want. Hopefully going forward this will mean I can bring you more varied stuff, as well as some personal projects rather than just day to day reports. We shall see.
As always, thanks for looking.