Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 31st August, 2010)
Duchess of Sutherland
Why am I never ther when the good stuff comes through.
They certainly don't make them like that any more.
A steam engine with air pipes fitted ?
Lovely memories, my dad was a guard and so had privelege tickets for the family, so we went all over the place by train.
There's nothing more beautiful than a LMS Coronation, Duchess of Sutherland....engineering at its best. I can smell the steam and smoke now!
I remember climbing on the footplate of Duchess of Buccleuch no. 46230. I think it was in green livery early in 1962. The Princess Coronation class was my favourite engine. Us spotters in the sixties called them "semis" anyone know why?
Just put loco 6233 on Google & you`ll be amazed !!
Yep that's right Gareth, the trains are 'air braked' now not vacum as in the old days
Derek, I think the name came from the time they had their streamlining removed and were left with the sloping smoke box, hence the name semi-streamlined.
owdkewyed. Thanks for the explanation, I will go with that for now.Unfortunately am just a little bit too young to remember streamlining but I prefer it as it is now. Jubilees (jubs) was another favourite class as well, without running the risk of being an anorak which I am proud of anyway
As about a 5 ~ 6 yr old stepping out onto the platform i was scared stiff as something very large, noisy and enveloped in steam hurtled through. The porter who saw my reaction said " That son was the Royal Scot" doffing his cap as he spoke. Glorious, glorious
I have just spent today on the Severn Valley Railway and those old coaches can talk in a different language than those of today, a real clikkety clack.
It's the joints in the old tracks the makes the "clikkety clack" not the old coaches...new coaches would make the same sound on jointed lines.