92212 Ropley 2 January 2010

9F 2-10-0 92212 pulls away from Ropley station on the Mid Hants Railway with the 11:55 Alton to Alresford service on 2 January 2010. I had carefully planned this picture to include the tree on the left, which I thought would balance the column of exhaust which I assumed would go up to an equal height, given the fact that there was very little wind. With the typical contrariness of steam locos the exhaust stayed low, leading to a slightly unbalanced composition. At least the sky is blue!