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Lochailort Legend by irwingcommand Lochailort Legend by irwingcommand
Black 5 "44871" returns to fort William from Mallaig through a hail of giant blood sucking vampire midges at Lochailort. 6/6/2012
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Joseph-W-Johns Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Placed at #36 on the 2012 TRFN top 50 deviations and deviants list [link]
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acela Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Is that third rail for preventing derails?
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irwingcommand Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
Yes, it is a guide/check rail. I think it also prevents the tightly curved track from distorting too.
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acela Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Ah, thought so.

Pity, that we don't do that here... but then again, that would cost many millions to upgrade the lines to such standards...
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irwingcommand Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
The sound of 500 nails being scrapped down a blackboard is a very common sound in the British countryside, it's a shame you don't have the opportunity to hear it over there.

The latest example is our "beloved" metrolink (seen here... [link] imagine that ever 5 minutes for 16 hours a day. )
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acela Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
OK, ok... never mind then. Hehe.
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Leocervas Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
I love this shot!!!:love:
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HerrDrayer Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah, the Jacobite! I am very happy to have ridden that train on that route. The scenery is fantastic, even without the Glennfinan viaduct. :)
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irwingcommand Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
Agreed, I didn't get to glenfinnan for the first two days because I had so many other angles/locations to play with.
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HerrDrayer Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I can understand that. It's impossible to go a mile on the parallel road without finding another great vantage point.
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RedtailFox Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
nice shot
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Persian-Yank Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Nature and Locomotives, the best combination.
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tart-naived Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
I know those midges so well!
Good shot, Colin.
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irwingcommand Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
Do you ever get used to them ? I came home looking like a game of minesweeper...
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tart-naived Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Luckily for me, where I live does not get them...yet, the village down the road (7 miles away) is plagued by them. :D
Here's tip for you...use a product called 'Skin So Soft' by 'Avon'...the midges hate it and the little buggers will leave you alone. :)
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irwingcommand Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks, I tried insect repellent, tea tree oil and a big coat to no avail. Was thinking flame thrower, but I'll try Avon first. ;)

The bats, swifts and swallow were doing their best to keep the numbers down, but some of the "little" buggers were about the same size.
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tart-naived Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Haha!
The Avon stuff does work...you might smell a little 'girly'...but I'd rather live with that, than be sucked dry by the darn things! ;)
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pearwood Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah, he braved the midges for an exquisite shot.
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irwingcommand Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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