Photo-a-Day (Monday, 15th February, 2010)
Royal Scot Class, 46115
Photo: David Long (Konic Minolta Dynax 7D)
nice photo,steam trains may of been cold and dirty to work on but they look better than modern tin can trains.
You can take any steam train,100's of tons of metal,and place it any any enviroment,scenic or industrial,and it just looks like a natural part of the scenery.
Lovely, you can't beat a steam train, I love them..
My caption has got a bit jumbled! The excursion pictured was "The Cotton Mills Express". Its route after Manchester was a circle taking in Brighouse, Burnley, Blackburn and Bolton. The run was started on January 30th, but the same loco failed at Preston, so it was rearranged for last Saturday.
The York trip was to have been the loco's next outing, along with "Oliver Cromwell", 70013, hauling the "Help for Heroes Special" - on the 27th March, not February. Hopefully 46115 will have been repaired by then....
Lovely shot Rev, as she thunders through Lower Ince. Pity the ugly electrification cables and steel supports will always be included.
I love this photo. My nana used to live in Cheltenham Ave and I remember the trains going past when we used to visit. I'll show this picture to my Mum. We're now in Australia so the photo brings back great memories! Thank you.