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 Photo-a-Day      (Wednesday, 7th July, 2010) Views: 4,054 
Duke of Gloucester.
 Duke of Gloucester.   by Thomas Sutch  (Nikon D300)
Taken at Wigan North Western last Saturday morning.

Comment by BRENDA on 7th July 2010 at 05:46
ABSOLUTELY SUPERB !!


Comment by catherine on 7th July 2010 at 08:07
WOW a real train like we used to go on when we were kids....looking out the window and getting dirty faces ..happy days


Comment by ted on 7th July 2010 at 10:03
now that does bring back memories. a good photo


Comment by John H on 7th July 2010 at 12:07
What a great photograph this is, brings back wonderful memories.. Bob on, Nice one


Comment by moore on 7th July 2010 at 13:29
Wasn't 71000 the number for "Britannia"?


Comment by janet on 7th July 2010 at 14:01
I love trains. loved going on trains.......catherine your comment made me smile, it's so true though, by the time we had arrived at our destination, our faces would be black.. My Mam would then whip out her hanky, spit on it and wipe our faces clean..They were 'happy' day's..


Comment by Syd on 7th July 2010 at 14:45
There aren't too many photos that take my breath away,......This is one one of them!
Just wonderful!... Memories of a time long since past.


Comment by Roy Hesketh on 7th July 2010 at 17:30
I was an apprentice at Horwich Loco' when the last steam locomotive left the workshops. Grown men were openly unashamed crying. When wagons came in, it wasn't the same. A steam train still runs on the Isle of Man circa 1800's. It runs between Douglas and the west coast April to October.


Comment by littlelaner on 7th July 2010 at 19:23
Not lost your touch there Tom


Comment by Peter on 7th July 2010 at 19:23
What a beautiful photo and a beautiful train.
It never ceases to surprise me that so many people miss the "old days" and the things that went with them.
I remember seeing this train , 71000, many years ago and it still takes my breath away


Comment by David Barker on 7th July 2010 at 19:45
Save it and frame it Thomas excellent.


Comment by RON HUNT on 7th July 2010 at 20:32
Britannia's number is 70000


Comment by Ken R on 8th July 2010 at 03:25
This Loco has Caprotti Valve gear, I thought that this was worked on at Horwich Loco,but I was mistaken. Two other Locos were worked on at Horwich # 44686 and 44687 and i worked on both of them, the Caprotti Valve gear was a newer designed valve gear.


Comment by Alby Ausste on 8th July 2010 at 05:25
What a great shot Tom.What we want is more steam in more ways than one.


Comment by christine bishop on 8th July 2010 at 15:33
superb ,really takes me back ,to the iron bridge in wigan ,or highfield running from one side to the other ,black faces etc . what memories


Comment by britboy on 11th July 2010 at 19:33
Excellent subject, really takes me back to my childhood train spotting days.
I've just made this photo my desktop background, hoping you don't mind Thomas.


Comment by Harold S on 13th July 2010 at 21:03
Great picture. It brings back memories of 'Train Spotting' down Foggs Fold in Platt Bridge. Thanks a bunch for the picture.


Comment by Peter W. on 3rd November 2012 at 15:37
Class 8 Duke of Gloucester built 1954 1 loco. No. 71000 Caprotti Valves. Class 7 Britannia No. 70000 built 1951.


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