This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Transport.
I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before thinking about two of the slides I had made digital copies of over the Christmas period. They were of old fashioned transport used to ferry goods in the past.
A row of restored classic commercial vehicles on display at a steam rally in Cheshire, England.
A hire fleet of narrowboats on a canal in Cheshire, England. These are modern narrowboats with steel hulls. Narrowboats were originally made of wood and built to carry goods such as coal on the canal network.
My contribution for day 18 of Becky’s October Squares: Lines photo challenge.
Pinstripes on the spokes on a wheel of a steam traction engine.
The new Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge is Sepia which runs throughout August.
The challenge got me thinking about the old, sepia toned photographs in family photo albums.
That got me thinking about some of my shots of various old manmade subjects. Photos of them when they were current would probably have been sepia toned.
A steam traction engine with a fire in the firebox. Taken at the Cheshire Steam Rally in the 1980s.
Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire, England in the 1980s.
I had gone to the Cheshire Steam Rally early on Sunday morning. I was one of only a few people there early which meant good access to the machinery on display. I could isolate details and photograph the exhibitors polishing their machines and lighting the fire box.
This is part of the mechanism of one of the steam traction engines, the ornate paint and polished brass caught my eye.
My contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Nostalgia.
Proving that the underwear matches the costume at a period fair (fayre probably) on the town square, Nantwich, Cheshire, England.
An old tractor competing in the Cheshire Ploughing Match in the 1980s.
A final polish for the brass at the steam rally. I don’t know what health and safety would say about climbing up on the machine when there’s a fire in the firebox.
This week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge is Wheel.
I have already posted a contribution to the challenge but decided to post a second.
This is part of the rear wheel of a steam traction engine.
The new Tuesday Photo Challenge is Technology.
I had a few ideas for the challenge and went with some old technology still in use today at steam fairs and rallies.
Some of the technology in use on a steam traction engine.