Author Topic: Bonnie  (Read 338 times)

May 12, 2012, 01:32:31 PM
A shakedown run on my 1976 Triumph T140V 750 Bonneville this morning, had me paying a visit to Ramsbottom station on the East Lancashire Railway, where they kindly allowed me to take the bike onto the platform for a few shots as the 1948 engine 'Sapper' pulled in:

May 12, 2012, 02:36:55 PM
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thats really good of them letting you take th bike on. Last time I went there to take photos the station master did his fat controller routine saying.....step away from the white line....last week a photographer stepped over the white line and nearly got run over by Jinty our shunting loco.....   Then a few seconds later, step away from the white line, last week a bloke with a pram stepped over and fell and him and the pram nearly got crushed by Jinty our shunting loco.

two facts to be gathered from this

One: Rammy station is a dangerous place to take your kids or your camera

Two...dont go there on days when Jinty's running LOL

great images by the way and really work well in mono.
Please dont hold back.Im here to learn and to learn you have to listen to the mistakes you have made,so tell me!

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May 12, 2012, 02:52:22 PM
Reply #2
:lol:  He was a bit like that, at first he refused, but then relented once he'd seen the bike I think. One fellow kept me too busy to set up a shot of the train approaching the station with the bike in the foreground. Maybe next time I'll plan a shoot, this was a spur of the moment do, after failing to find a suitable place beside the tracks.

May 12, 2012, 04:13:11 PM
Reply #3
Yeah it was good of them, like ya shots too fave being the first

May 12, 2012, 04:18:22 PM
Reply #4
Nice shots Yeti, the first one is a corker. Nice old lady too. I never got the chance to ride a Bonnie - too poor in my youth to either own one or know anybody else who owned one, I could only afford a lowly James Captain and later a BSA Bantam.  Mate of mine who I served my apprenticeship though had a BSA 650 Lightning which I was lucky enough to ride once. He bought it from the payout of a nasty bike accident which almost killed him. That of course was back in the days when men were men and women washed the dishes.  :lol:


May 12, 2012, 04:27:35 PM
Reply #5
I bought the Bonnie in April 1984, with my first proper wages as an oilfield roustabout, aged 19. Riding it once more has brought back some wonderful memories, not least how good 4 star leaded petrol was for these bikes...