Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Blue and Yellow

In May 1982, brand new HST power car 43191 stands in Crewe Works after a proving run – hence the flies on the fresh paint 😉 Originally destined for the Eastern Region, it bears set number 254033. But it actually went to the Western Region so the set number had to be changed to 253055 before it actually entered service! Set numbers slowly became obsolete as the realities of changing power cars around for maintenance took effect.

The Blue used on British Railways locomotives was called Rail Blue but was also known as Monastral Blue and used the synthetic pigment Phthalocyanine Blue BN. It was chosen for its light fastness, tinting strength, covering power and resistance to the effects of alkalis and acids – information from Wikipedia.

Blue vs Yellow – Rob Laney and Mark Kirby clash during a recent match between Wingate & Finchley and Haringey Borough…

Catch up with Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge Here.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: The Things that Matter Most

“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it’s much more serious than that.” Bill Shankly


Rob Laney celebrates after scoring the first of two goals for Wingate & Finchley against Dulwich Hamlet in the FA Trophy on his Birthday 🙂

Catch up with Nancy’s Photo a Week Challenge Here.

A Plethora of Apologies

… And a bit of football…

I seem to spend much of my time currently apologising for not posting. Here’s the situation report. Because of the way the league and cup competitions have worked out I have 5 matches to photograph and process the images from in the next 12 days. You will appreciate that this will leave me with scant time for producing blog content 😦 We were down at Tiverton on Saturday in the FA Trophy – a new ground for most of us and a very long journey for the team (5 hours on the coach each way). We’re down to Brightlingsea tomorrow evening – that’s 3 hours each way. Then we’ve got to go to Chippenham – another 5 hour each way trip. I go and take the photos. Then, I have to process them which takes 2 – 3 hours after each game (home or away). So, with so many upcoming matches I am going to be struggling to blog more than my weekly Trucking Digest and even that’s going to be a bit sparse of content 😦

I can show some footie phots though and I hope you like them. These are from our away game at Tiverton.

We won the game 3-2 after a tragic back-pass by their defender to the keeper that bobbled over his foot and into the back of the net. Full of sympathy for him and had a great chat with some of their fans afterward. If you’re ever down that way, pop into Tiverton Town FC – very fine people!