Thursday, 26 January 2017

Leamington Spa Station Platform Sign

Photo of Old Leamington Spa former Great Western Railway platform sign surrounded by a myriad of station flowers
Photo: Charles Moorhen

I visited Leamington Spa railway station a few summers ago on a spotting/photography session, and couldn't resist taking this picture of the platform sign surrounded as it was by a fantastic variety of colourful flowers.

It was a pleasant encounter to discover an old-fashioned wooden platform sign such as this - which for me brought back memories of the days of smoke, steam and whistles; the waving of green flags and the morning milk train - when compared to the plain, bland metal platform signs that are so numerous at stations across the UK now.

During the summer of 2016 I once again visited Leamington Spa station, this time during the evening.  During a break in the railway traffic, where I captured a number of diesel multiple unit images, I decided to photograph the same sign again; this time with a tripod and a long exposure.

After a few trial exposures I believed that I'd got it right, and back at home I was pleased when I compared the two images on the computer.

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Night Photo of former Great Western Railway platform sign in a station garden environment
Photo: Charles Moorhen

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