Saturday, 14 August 2010

Steam ----

Dontcha just love - Steam Engines and Organs.
Well I do, and at Nottingham River Festival there were a long row of them, all shining bright and chuffing and playing, oh - what a sound and smell, it gets right into you.


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11 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh how I'd love to see those old steam engines and organs, Stewart.... Reminded me of some of the riverboats in our country --where you can cruise down the river listening to the big theater organs blaring away. OR---when we used to go to the big theaters in the cities and hear the theater organs.... Oh --the memories...

Thanks for sharing.
Betsy

ju-north said...

I always love the colours on these old machines, similar colours on old steam engines.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

It looks very much like the one that was at our local fete in June.

Dave said...

Great colours too. Sorry Stewart but I can't make it this weekend for Belton house but will have to meet up soon.

Rick said...

Yes, love them both, but don't often get to see old organs. At some of the small-town fairs here in late summer they bring out the old steam-powered tractors - quite a sight!!

Lovely shots of these mac.

Gattina said...

So interesting to see and so colorful too ! I am into airplanes for the moment there is the Airshow in Eastbourne. I love to come here it's the 4th time my friends moved from London down here when they retired.

Cezar and Léia said...

Only once have I seen one of those and it was so much fun!
God bless you!
Cezar

George said...

I don't think I've ever seen so many calliopes in one place. Not only do they sound wonderful they are beautifully colorful as well.

Gailsman said...

We didn't see these this year for some reason. There's always a good selection on offer. Bet you had a good time shooting away.

SandyCarlson said...

That must have been really something to see. A nice dose of nostalgia in the summertime.

Kitty said...

Beautiful colours! I passed a steam engine on holiday - it looked lovely but it was barely moving!