Train Graphic
Great Western Passengers' Forum Great Western Coffee Shop - [home] and [about]
Read about the forum [here].
Register and contribute [here] - it's free.
article index - [here]
 21/09/2019 - RailFuture National, Bristol
25/09/2019 - WWRUG / Transport Focus
03/10/2019 - ACoRP Community Rail Awards
05/10/2019 - WSR shuttle last for 2019
10/10/2019 - IET Signalling Talk - Reading
16/10/2019 - MRUG meeting
Random Image
Train Running @GWR Twitter Acronyms/Abbreviations Station Comparator Rail news GWR co. site Site Style 1 2 3 4 Chat on off
Next departures • Bristol Temple MeadsBath SpaChippenhamSwindonDidcot ParkwayReadingLondon PaddingtonMelksham
Exeter St DavidsTauntonWestburyTrowbridgeBristol ParkwayCardiff CentralOxfordCheltenham SpaBirmingham New Street
September 16, 2019, 04:57:50 am *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Forgotten your username or password? - get a reminder
Most liked recent subjects
[169] Where was Red Squirrel 14/9/2019
[67] Travelogue observations - 15th September 2019 - making little ...
[57] Special train - Okehampton to Weymouth - 14th September 2019
[56] Trespass incidents
[56] Travelogue observations - 16th September 2019 - lessons from l...
[54] Great Western Main Line electrification - ongoing discussion
News: A forum for passengers ... with input from rail professionals welcomed too
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: [1]
Author Topic: Photographic faux pas.  (Read 955 times)
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
Posts: 1145

View Profile
« on: June 25, 2019, 08:56:03 pm »

I'm sure we've all experienced such!

I have recently carried out one of my late mum's last wishes and taken my daughter on a short break to Glenfinnan [she had never been to Scotland and is a huge Harry Potter fan, so, at mum's request.........]

I did think about a 'Where was Phil today' thread, but the location is so well known, that S&TE would have guessed correctly within the blink of an eye  Cheesy

Anyway, before 'the climax to the weekend', we went exploring the bottom end of the Caledonian Canal at Neptune's Staircase, Banavie. At the time, a returning Jacobite was due, so I figured that a head-on, telephoto shot of the train was the order of the day. I positioned myself on the platform and waited.   

Oh well, never mind!  Roll Eyes

Anybody else prepared to go public with their most embarrassing outcomes?
« Last Edit: June 25, 2019, 09:03:35 pm by PhilWakely » Logged
Hero Member
Posts: 7509

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2019, 08:59:19 pm »

Is that turntable at Mallaig still out of use?  Wink

To view my GWML Electrification cab video 'before and after' video comparison, as well as other videos of the new layout at Reading and 'before and after' comparisons of the Cotswold Line Redoubling scheme, see:
Hero Member
Posts: 7763

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2019, 09:14:41 pm »

Here's what you missed Phil (from 2011)

As for mine, take last Friday.  Walking over the footbridge that takes you to the South Devon Railway at Totnes I heard a train approaching on the main line and thought I'd grab a shot as it crossed over the river.  The sun had other ideas....

Do you have something you would like to add to this thread, or would you like to raise a new question at the Coffee Shop? Please [register] (it is free) if you have not done so before, or login (at the top of this page) if you already have an account - we would love to read what you have to say!

You can find out more about how this forum works [here] - that will link you to a copy of the forum agreement that you can read before you join, and tell you very much more about how we operate. We are an independent forum, provided and run by customers of Great Western Railway, for customers of Great Western Railway and we welcome railway professionals as members too, in either a personal or official capacity. Views expressed in posts are not necessarily the views of the operators of the forum.

As well as posting messages onto existing threads, and starting new subjects, members can communicate with each other through personal messages if they wish. And once members have made a certain number of posts, they will automatically be admitted to the "frequent posters club", where subjects not-for-public-domain are discussed; anything from the occasional rant to meetups we may be having ...

Pages: [1]
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
This forum is provided by a customer of Great Western Railway (formerly First Great Western), and the views expressed are those of the individual posters concerned. Visit for the official Great Western Railway website. Please contact the administrators of this site if you feel that the content provided by one of our posters contravenes our posting rules (email link). Forum hosted by Well House Consultants

Jump to top of pageJump to Forum Home Page