Here’s another portrait from our Victorian day out on the Talyllyn Railway in June. Looking at their website this morning I see they’ve got a very special trip coming up next month – The Halloween Steam and Scream. Oh what a hoot. I think I want to go. It’s my birthday too. There will be a choice of two Steam and Scream trains departing from Tywyn station at 5.15 and 7.15 on several October nights including the 31st. Everyone can dress up as ghouls, goblins and witches; there are prizes for the best carved pumpkin lantern, and you can book a feast at the railway cafe.
Join us for a fun spooky evening train ride along the Talyllyn Railway to the haunted woods at Dolgoch, says the blurb. Those woods are pretty spooky in broad daylight, but on a dark autumn night in the Welsh hills…Watch out for the Hessian Horseman and his Celtic brother. Yikes! And double yikes!
Now please visit Paula at Lost in Translation for more B & W Sunday portraits.
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A great portrait. It would be hard to feel spooked even on Halloween if such a down-to-earth-looking man was in charge. I love the background – I’m not a fan of portraits without context.
I hadn’t thought of it, Meg, but you’re right – portraits with a bit of context are much more interesting. And yes this man has too nice a face to be scary.
I agree, Meg!
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Lovely portrait. He looks like the sort of bloke who could sort out the “naughty boys” without losing the twinkle in his eye.
I think you’ve summed him up beautifully, Su.
This portrait tells a story….Or two, or three , maybe!
Wonderful shot Tish.
I’m taking a bow, Alison 🙂
Timeless. It could be from the past or yesterday. Good portrait!
Thank you, Marilyn.
Steam and scream would be a hoot! I shall have to suggest this to friends who are mad about trains….perhaps I can go next year?..
He he he, I was hoping for one of those chaps. The pingback did not work this time. How odd. I hope my comment will not be spammed cause I really, really like this post, Tish. Thank you.
You weren’t spammed. Hurray! Though why that happened so many times is a mystery too.
I only know that it happened to many of us, and it took a chat with one of WP assistants and a few emails to sort this out. It made me very peeved.
A wonderful portrait and I would love the Steam and Scream ride:). What a fantastic thing to do on your birthday. I will look forward to pics. Janet
I think this might just remain a fantasy train ride, Janet. But it is a great notion 🙂
Thank you 🙂
That’s a cool photo, but I can’t wait to see your costume now!
Oh, please do, Tish! I’m looking forward to it already 🙂 🙂 And early happy birthday greetings in case I forget 🙂 I was just thinking that he looks like somebody’s nice old uncle, till I got distracted by the rest of the post.
Love the early birthday greetings, so sending a virtual hug in return 🙂 🙂
Warmly accepted 🙂
A great portrait photo, Tish. The “Steam and Scream” outing sounds like a lot of fun. 😯
It does sound like fun doesn’t it. Just need to cast a spell on other half to persuade him to come. I could turn him into a pumpkin I suppose 🙂
Yikes. I think I would be happy with just the steam. Lovely portrait.
Can’t go far wrong with a nice face, but thank you.
Such a perfect subject for a black and white image…