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Leaving Dolgoch by Brit31 Leaving Dolgoch :iconbrit31:Brit31 9 1 The return by Brit31 The return :iconbrit31:Brit31 14 1 GUPPY III by Brit31 GUPPY III :iconbrit31:Brit31 20 10 Up close by Brit31 Up close :iconbrit31:Brit31 10 6 USS Laffey by Brit31 USS Laffey :iconbrit31:Brit31 18 6 Nant Gwernol by Brit31 Nant Gwernol :iconbrit31:Brit31 32 6 Barmouth by Brit31 Barmouth :iconbrit31:Brit31 15 12 'Boxey' by Brit31 'Boxey' :iconbrit31:Brit31 49 25 Penmaenpool by Brit31 Penmaenpool :iconbrit31:Brit31 17 24 Storm Callum? No problem! by Brit31 Storm Callum? No problem! :iconbrit31:Brit31 14 20 View from the Talyllyn train by Brit31 View from the Talyllyn train :iconbrit31:Brit31 15 3 Towyn / Tywyn by Brit31 Towyn / Tywyn :iconbrit31:Brit31 40 16 Tentative moves....... by Brit31 Tentative moves....... :iconbrit31:Brit31 25 8 'The hydraulics take over' by Brit31 'The hydraulics take over' :iconbrit31:Brit31 28 22 Southern and Western in '00' by Brit31 Southern and Western in '00' :iconbrit31:Brit31 35 9 A 'King' in the nude...... by Brit31 A 'King' in the nude...... :iconbrit31:Brit31 25 9

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Leaving Dolgoch
Compare this shot, taken from almost the same position as the one I took on June 16, 1974 (see my gallery pic 'A journey to the Cambrian Coast - Talyllyn'). You will see how the dreaded 'health & safety' has crept in with a change to the platform edge over the years. I must admit I preferred the 1974 version, but Dolgoch is still the pretty little station it always was.....

We continue on our journey back to Tywyn.

Incidentally the doors on the Talyllyn trains only open on the platform side, so health & safety was always kept in mind even back in 1974!


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GUPPY III
Also at Patriots Point, South Carolina, USA, is Balao-class boat USS Clamagore (SS343), seen here on April 28, 2018 needing a bit of TLC. She was converted to GUPPY III configuration, completing this in 1963. Only 9 boats received the GUPPY III conversion and Clamagore is thought to be the only one left in existence. Sadly, plans are afoot to sink her as an artificial reef as she continues to deteriorate.

GUPPY meant Greater Underwater Propulsive Power Program, a post-war initiative to boost the underwater speed, endurance and manoeuvrability of US subs. In Clamagore's case this included lengthening the hull.
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PLEASE NOTE: MY WORK IS COPYRIGHTED AND MAY NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM. WHILST I AM HAPPY FOR YOU TO COPY MY PICTURES, OR DOWNLOAD (WHERE APPLICABLE) FOR YOUR PERSONAL COLLECTIONS, THE ABOVE RESTRICTION APPLIES TO ANY OF MY PICTURES. WHERE I HAVE TAKEN PHOTOGRAPHS WITHIN A MUSEUM OR OTHER OFFICIAL SITE OF ANY DESCRIPTION, THEIR APPROVAL MUST BE SOUGHT BEFORE COPYING AND / OR USING SUCH WORK.

AN APOLOGY: IT HAS NOW BECOME IMPOSSIBLE IN THE TIME I HAVE AVAILABLE TO THANK PEOPLE INDIVIDUALLY FOR FAVOURITES. THIS IS A MATTER OF GREAT REGRET FOR ME AS I HAVE ALWAYS WISHED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THOSE WHO APPRECIATE MY WORK. IF YOU FAVE, PLEASE TAKE MY THANKS AS A GIVEN EVEN IF YOU DON'T GET A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM ME. I WILL STILL DO MY BEST TO ACKNOWLEDGE COMMENTS AND WATCHES, AND RETURN LLAMAS.


Here are some points I feel I need to make:

First to all, my apologies to those from whose galleries I ought to have faved and haven't - yet. It doesn't mean that I don't like your work - there is some awesome stuff out there. I just get wrapped up in putting my own stuff on and, with limited time, don't browse as much as I should. Not much of an excuse, I know.

Glamour and Fashion photography is something I wish I had more opportunity to do but it has not really been a feature of my work. I enjoy the work of those talented people who do it so well and that is why there are glamour and fashion pics in my favourites (hopefully tasteful ones!). There is nothing in my gallery or favourites that I wouldn't want my wife to see.

I am still trying to broaden my range of photographic subjects with the intention of my gallery becoming more varied as time passes.

In general, here's a policy that seems right to me at the moment:

1. Some folks just like to have faves but no other communication. This is fine and of course your faves are very much appreciated. Every so often I like to wing in with a general 'thank you' but I don't expect anything back. Be assured that I appreciate you.

2. Others like to correspond a little or a lot. Either is great and I will try and answer as soon as I can. It's good to chat!

3. Again, please forgive me if I don't give a personal 'thank-you' for faves. DA was becoming a full-time job and, with my current state of health, something had to give. I will from time to time through status updates reassure you that you are valued (although my regulars will know this already). I will always reply to Group requests, constructive comments and notes. Please don't ever be reluctant to ask me a question, but bear in mind I am in my mid-sixties now and may not be able to get back to you right away.

4. It must be evident from the vintage of some of my pictures that I am an 'old git'. Yes, as I said I am in my sixties, and age takes its toll sometimes. But I get a lot of satisfaction from DA and I hope my work gives some pleasure to you folks as well. The nice comments I get boost me up on the 'down' days. So thank you and rest assured that I will continue to appreciate all those kind people who take the trouble to visit my offerings on DA.

Andrew

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Andy T
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Been around a fair old while now and have travelled fairly extensively including the UK, Germany, Africa, India and the United States. Those places constitute the main railway focus in my gallery. I have held a down a few different jobs in my life, some of which have been more satisfying than others! I have made up for the less satisfying ones in my spare time and on holiday. This included going to sea as a 'weekend warrior' which I guess accounts for all the ship pictures in the gallery. This is the one period of volunteering in my life that I really recall with affection. I miss going to sea, my shipmates and the laughs we used to have. But, hell, nothing's forever.

I now live a quiet life in the UK but I plan to do some more traveling before I head for that big railroad depot up in the sky.
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kanyiko Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi Andy, many thanks for all of the faves!! :hug:
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Brit31 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure Kanyiko! Keep up the great work! Hug 
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kanyiko Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, I'll certainly try! :hug:
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Konstalieri Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
WOW you're 66, didn't see that coming. You go and live your life to the fullest my man, have a good day there old chap (also say hello to Tommy Robinson for me, thank you).
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Brit31 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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Konstalieri Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
;)
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Favorite writersDee Brown; Raymond Chandler - you probably won't have heard of the others!"  I love obscure stuff too!

Speaking of Maritime books; been real into Patrick O'Brian lately:  read complete M/C Series series (except "21")
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Brit31 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Did I say that? A bit arrogant of me. Some of them are pretty obscure though. I used to read a lot of Louis L'Amour westerns but found them a bit samey after a while. I have to admit to not having read M & C but I have read a few Douglas Reeman who wrote as Alexander Kent for Napoleonic seafaring novels.

Thanks for all the faves :)
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Ryansmither1 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
hello Andrew

guess what 4965 Rood Ashton Hall took the test train for 7029 Clun Castle instead of a diesel!

wonderful is it?

I hope to see 7029 Clun Castle on the mainline soon
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Brit31 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah but I don't like Rood Ashton Hall.
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