Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
Very interesting composition and great B&W !
Nice shot, the loco attached to the crane looks like it is a 'Sulzer' type. Maybe someone con confirm this?
Yes it looks to be one of the Sulzer locos. The 'Hatch' as it was known to the likes of O'Dea and others has sure changed quite a bit since 1967.
God bless your eye sight (& knowledge) lads, I had to look for the loco. lol
The "elephant in the room" is the Cowans Sheldon steam crane, built in Carlisle.
Cannot find any details yet.
The Breakdown Crane Association www.bdca.org.uk/index.html
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpoolbeach] Two were sold to C.I.É 6 years after this photo was taken:
"... Of the original population of ten ‘Modernisation Plan’ 30-tonners, six were extant in early 2009. However the two which had been sold in 1973 to CIE (Ireland) and re-gauged were scrapped in 2009 and the Severn Valley Railway's RS1091/30 was scrapped in 2010."
The Cowans Sheldon steam crane is at Mallow station yard. Go to the far end of the main car park. www.flickr.com/photos/abandonedrailsireland/6937792263/in...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/abandonedrailsireland It looks to be in good nick.
The crane at Mallow is marked 1920. It has an open cab and a lattice jib. Good that it has been cared for.
The crane here looks to be more powerful and has sliding windows to the cab.
No hard hats or high-viz jackets in those days.
Reminds me of my Hornby train set of years ago.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpoolbeach Do you still have that train set? Bet you do! :)
The train set was cast aside many years ago.
At the moment I am mapping old railways and coal mines of Scotland.
I will be a very old man when I reach Penzance on my website.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpoolbeach So you're going John O'Groats to Land's End (approximately)! What a labour of love...
I too looked at this and thought 'model railway'!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/whatsthatpicture It must be a "boy thing"! :D
Super Shot, This scene has largely been swept away with the enlargement of Hazelhatch station for Kildare route project in 2009, four platforms now occupy roughly a area up to the middle center telegraph pole. Hopefully this works for you
The panorama worked fine on this Acer Aspire One A110 netbook running Linux Mint 11.
There is some investment going into this line.
Thanks Blackpool! handy little app that link is!!
They quadrupled the lines, two for commuter & two for mainline in the "Kildare project"
Hazelhatch here on the other side of the bridge was totally rebuilt with four platforms.