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Dimensions7131 x 4382
Original file size2.83 MB
Image typeJPEG
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Date taken30-May-16 08:57
Date modified31-May-16 18:28
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Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D800E
Focal length36 mm
Focal length (35mm)36 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/320 at f/4
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
ISO speedISO 250
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Digital zoom1x
The first passenger train away from Toddington was to be hauled by the guest locos from the GCR.

The first passenger train away from Toddington was to be hauled by the guest locos from the GCR.

The locos were Riddles 9F 2-10-0 no 92214 and Ivatt Mogul 2-6-0 no 46521 that now wears an unusual olive green livery.

In order to access the stations it was necessary to purchase a full travel ticket even if you didn't want to travel. I don't object but it would certainly have been a financial shock for anybody just coming to watch at a station. Of course I could have simply parked at Didbrook and walked along the line and sneeked in past the shed but I don't do things like that! (I have a lineside pass)

Having had my car bogged down in the mud of the adjacent car park field on a previous occasion I parked my car outside near the roundabout and walked in via the garden centre driveway only to find the gates all locked. I was initially told I had to walk all the way around to the field entrance but after muttering a few oaths one of the chaps agreed to unlock the pedestrian gate and would walk me over the footbridge to ensure I paid!
Their entrance sign indicated the entrance was closed to the car park but not also closed to pedestrians.