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Roaring Monster by shenanigan87 Roaring Monster by shenanigan87
Gasp! I took a photo of a steam locomotive! Last time that happened was back in April!

I even took a (somewhat lousy) video of it, which you can watch on YouTube, in case you're interested.

Anyways, this is 03 1010, nicknamed "Roaring Monster" by British railfans due to the characteristic 3-cylinder sound at higher speeds. She is the only operational member of the Deutsche Reichsbahn subclass 03.10 that was built between 1939 and 1941, basically an improved class 03 with an extra cylinder and a fully streamlined exterior shell. The specimen here was built in 1940, surived WW2 and remained in service in East-Germany, loosing her streamlining and being converted to oil firing, making her one of the most capable steam engines at the Reichsbahn's disposal.

She also had the honor of pulling the last steam train between Berlin and Stralsund back in 1980, ending the era of the 03, with the era of steam also coming to an end eight years later. But as early as 1982, she became an official museum locomotive, retrofitted for coal firing and often seen in front of nostalgia trains. This also included many spectacular trips abroad, making her somewhat famous, with many trips being booked by British railfans.

In the end, a partnership was formed between 03 1010 and 70013 Oliver Cromwell, and that's not just something of a symbolic nature! Back in 2010, when 03 1010 was out of commission and in need of an overhaul, 70013 embarked on the "Roaring Monster Tour" to get her back on the mainline. With that, they managed to raise 10.000€, thus enabling 03 1010 to receive a general overhaul. This view you see here wouldn't have been possible if it weren't for Oliver Cromwell and British steam enthusiasts.

The photo was taken at the signal bridge in Langenfeld, with the train traveling from Bochum to Cochem for the "Winter- und Weihnachtsmarktfahrt" of the Eisenbahnmuseum Bochum. The return trip will also take place today, but by then, it will be dark. Still, I might try catching it during the short stop in Leverkusen Mitte. Yes, Cologne Central would be so much more epic, but that place will be overflowing with railfans, so Leverkusen it is!

EDIT: There we go!

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:iconbrit31:
Brit31 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely - great impression of power.
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:iconshenanigan87:
shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! One of the few rare steam shots from that year. :)
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:iconbrit31:
Brit31 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
And thank you for the faves you've just had :)
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AJF3440 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Would be great if 03 1010 and 70013 could actually meet up and work together for a spell. One can dream anyway.....=P
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:iconshenanigan87:
shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Heh, that would indeed be an epic meeting! :)
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:iconajf3440:
AJF3440 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That it would, just have to persuade the NRM to allow 70013 to travel to the continent and be fitted with air brakes first.....=P
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elr79655 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Now this is photographic beauty.
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:iconshenanigan87:
shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you think so! :)
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:iconjoseph-w-johns:
Joseph-W-Johns Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Placed at #45 on the 2012 TRFN top 50 deviations and deviants list [link]
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Comboio-Bolt Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Wonderful stuff! Very nice photo. Just by the looks of it, I can imagine it roaring indeed, but I have seen the video and it is also awesome! :thumbsup: :D Also, was that an OBB electric loco in the end of the consist? :)
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:iconshenanigan87:
shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yep, well spotted! It was this loco here: [link]
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:iconcomboio-bolt:
Comboio-Bolt Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Hehe! :D I must say, I had to laugh once I read your description related to your reaction as the loco sounded the horn. :D
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:icon2509-silverlink:
2509-Silverlink Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Bloody hell... and I thought our Britannias had some power!
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:iconshenanigan87:
shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
There can never be enough power! ;)
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:icon2509-silverlink:
2509-Silverlink Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very true :)
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aaronboydarts Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
i luv the steam engines :-D!!!
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:iconshenanigan87:
shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Who doesn't? :D
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:iconwolfishtendencys:
WolfishTendencys Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Absoultely Stunning.
I Definalty Have A Soft Spot For German Steam :P
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:iconshenanigan87:
shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!

That's good to hear! :P
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:iconwolfishtendencys:
WolfishTendencys Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
No Worrys :D
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:iconjsh50:
JSH50 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Storming picture!
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:iconshenanigan87:
shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks mate!
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:iconjsh50:
JSH50 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
My pleasure mate!
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:iconblacknotations:
blacknotations Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
I did a watercolor painting of a number 9 steam engine. thought maybe u would like it.

[link]
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:iconshenanigan87:
shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's quite good, I do! :)
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Roaring and belching. I like the hazy day lighting.
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:iconshenanigan87:
shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! I liked that too in terms of having a typical autumn mood of sorts.
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:iconcjsutcliffe:
CJSutcliffe Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
*points at photo* We did that. :P

Great effort, given the lousy conditions.
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:iconshenanigan87:
shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes you did. :P

Thanks!
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:iconsampug394:
Sampug394 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Quite a story to this one - Interesting to see a 100% British steam locomotive puffing around in Germany too...
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:iconshenanigan87:
shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Uh... You may have misunderstood something, this thing is 100% German. ;)
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:iconsampug394:
Sampug394 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dah. I meant the British pacific but yes, 03s are quite German indeed XD
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:iconshenanigan87:
shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:lol: Purely German, overhauled with British support. :)
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:iconpsykohilly:
PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Perfekt!
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:iconshenanigan87:
shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:lol:
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:iconpollux-pictures:
Pollux-Pictures Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Echt schnieke!
:)
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:iconshenanigan87:
shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Dange! :)
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:iconpollux-pictures:
Pollux-Pictures Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gern geschehen.
Geht doch nix über ein Dampflok-Bild!
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:iconshenanigan87:
shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Stehe jetzt grad anner Station und warte auf die Rückfahrt... x) Mit was Glück gibts heute noch ein zweites Bild. :)
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Pollux-Pictures Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, da bin ich aber gespannt.
Am 9. Dez. fahr ich auch wieder mit einem Dampfzug, vllt ergibt sich da ja was.
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:iconshenanigan87:
shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Habs grad nochgeladen, bin leider weniger begeistert...

Dann wünsch ich schonmal viel Erfolg!
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Pollux-Pictures Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ja, ich bin da auch oft sehr selbstkritisch.
Von vllt 50 gemachten Bildern gefallen mir am Ende maximal zwei...

Danke, den werd ich sicher haben! Wenn ich dran denke, komme ich vielleicht auch früher als den 9. Dez. mal zu neuen Dampflokbildern.
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:iconzcochrane:
ZCochrane Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Photographer
Geht doch nichts über eine schöne Dampflok!
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:iconshenanigan87:
shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Doch! Zwei schöne Dampfloks! :D
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:iconzcochrane:
ZCochrane Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Photographer
Das betrachte ich nicht als was grundlegend anderes. Mehr von was gutem ist eigentlich immer besser, außer in Fällen wo das nicht gilt. :D
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hmmm... Wie wärs mit Dampflok-Doppeltraktion? ^^
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