Train approaching Manchester Oxford Road Station

Train approaching Manchester Oxford Road Station

Looking down the B6469, more commonly known as Whitworth Street West in Manchester’s city centre, we can see the 12:22 train coming into Oxford Road Station. I was actually stood at the junction with Oxford Road to take the photograph, using a long zoom lens to focus on the bridge. It was just fortunate that a train was coming in at the right time. Because of the long zoom lens the two buildings behind the train (old and new) look very close to each other, when in realty they are a good few hundred metres apart.

Metrolink Tram coming into Manchester

Metrolink Tram coming into Manchester

Walking down Lower Mosley Street towards St. Peter’s Square in Manchester the sun literally caught my eye as I crossed Great Bridgewater Street. This took me by surprise as the sun was in the opposite direction. Looking up I could see it was reflecting off the top of the Beatham Tower. Finding a good spot to stand where I could get the bridge and top of the tower in the frame, with the sun flare and not get run over by traffic proved a little awkward (so much so I actually missed the first tram going over the bridge). But I waited patiently for a tram to come over the bridge and above is the resulting photograph.

Snowdon Mountain Railway

Snowdon Mountain Railway

This wider angle view of the Snowdon Mountain Railway again features the Clogwyn Station, but here you can more clearly see the peak of Llechog on the left side of the frame. Behind the train you can just make out the A4086 road, otherwise known as the Pass of Llanberis.

Mountain Steam Train on Snowdon

Mountain Steam Train on Snowdon

Obviously walking up Snowdon from Llanberris I was bound to get a few photographs of the Mountain Steam Train of the Snowdon Mountain Railway. This is the first in a set of three which I liked the most. Here I like the way that the steam from the train seemed to flow with the wind away from the track in the same way that the side of the mountain seems to do.