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The sound of steam.

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 23 August 2017 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

Ahh the smell of hot coals, mixed with oil and steam!
Yes, another day out away from South Shields, this time along the Tyne Valley to Corbridge for a steam traction rally, all you Fred Dibnahs are going to love this little series, so blow your whistles baby!

This is a steam powered vintage fairground organ, nice eh?
(Fred's weekend hobby was driving steam traction engines.)

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It's a real work of art. Magnificent.

23 Aug 2017 5:22am

shafagh from tehran, Iran


23 Aug 2017 5:37am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Attrayantes décorations. )

23 Aug 2017 6:10am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful frame, colors & details!

23 Aug 2017 7:27am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow...Very beautiful !

23 Aug 2017 7:35am

STEED from D, France

Oldie but Goodie !!!! I Love so these incredible realisations from an other time ..Superb shot,Curly ....

23 Aug 2017 7:40am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Très belle prise ! Bien vu !

23 Aug 2017 8:10am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Charmante boîte à musique se sont des oeuvres d'art.

23 Aug 2017 9:08am

Shaun from Thorton, United States

Excellent look at this organ. I think Fred must have found it relaxing at weekends after climbing up and down chimneys. Bolton's favorite son, will never be forgotten.

23 Aug 2017 9:18am

Nelida De La Fuente from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

Genial captura, de la creativa vista, con hermoso color y luz. ***** Saludos.

23 Aug 2017 9:39am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Nice te see and read....
Too bad we can not hear the music

23 Aug 2017 9:44am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

I trust the figures move when it is playing too :) Very nice

23 Aug 2017 10:08am

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Beautifully decorated instrument! I love the details and the mood in this picture!

23 Aug 2017 10:59am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


23 Aug 2017 12:13pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A fantastic decorated barrel organ you have captured, also I think its a barrel organ.

23 Aug 2017 12:32pm

Devi from Chennai, India

amazing classical beauty !!!! Looking forward to this series:)))))

23 Aug 2017 3:19pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

WOW! This is so ornate and colorful. IS it like a calliope?

23 Aug 2017 3:44pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

What a beautifully-ornate organ you've captured!! And in perfect condition!

23 Aug 2017 6:19pm

BiLL from Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Fred was a character. I can hear the music play!

23 Aug 2017 6:44pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is just beautiful! I have never heard of an organ powered by steam. I would love to hear it!

24 Aug 2017 2:04am

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

Beautifully painted landscapes and flowers, I like the moving characters too

24 Aug 2017 9:04am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Yes, it looks very nice. I wonder if still sounds nice.

25 Aug 2017 9:47pm

@Steve Rice: Oh yes, those old wooden pipes were still sounding lyrical

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

so delicate and ornate. I wish I could hear it play

26 Aug 2017 12:39am

@Harry: It was playing VERY well to be truthful

1/60 second
ISO 200
34 mm (35mm equiv.)