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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 2nd September, 2011)


At Wigan North Western.

Photo: John Morris  (Nikon D700 with a Nikon 24-85mm lens)
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Comment by: John H on 2nd September 2011 at 01:27

Great shot John, so nice to see these old locos in action

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 2nd September 2011 at 08:16

The great do anything Black five, good shot John.

Comment by: Rob on 2nd September 2011 at 09:29

Lovely pic of a bygone age, thanks John.
Could I to up load photos on Photo-a-day please.

Comment by: Bob on 2nd September 2011 at 10:54

Great, you can't see the overhead power cables...very well done John, it looks much better.

Comment by: Scholes Malc on 2nd September 2011 at 12:53

I think that train was pulling the 'Mayfair special' to Wembley last Saturday - four hours!!
I could have got to Tenerife quicker

Comment by: David Barker on 2nd September 2011 at 13:59

Good clear shot John, Rob you email your photo to with a title,description,make of camera, settings, if you like and your full name.Brian does the rest.

Comment by: Cyril on 2nd September 2011 at 14:38

That's all well and good Scholes Malc, but it wouldn't have been half the fun of riding on that train. lol.

Rob, email your photos for Photo-a-Day to

Comment by: Dave on 2nd September 2011 at 19:06

Nice shot! I photographed this engine doing "The Cumbrian Mountain Express" as it crossed the bridge at Carr Mill Dam early last month.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 2nd September 2011 at 21:32

Another lovely picture for hubby He loves steam trains and there are quite a few of them here in mid wales .

Comment by: owdkewyed on 2nd September 2011 at 22:04

The brilliant black five,without doubt the most reliable of all the preserved locos running today, and probably the best 'do it all' steam loco ever to run on BR rails .......and they look bonny too.

Comment by: Gerald Pilkington Canada on 3rd September 2011 at 00:08

What destination

Comment by: John W Winstanley on 3rd September 2011 at 08:29

Scholes Malc if that train was going to Wembley it must have taken the scenic route as it is on platform 5 which goes North you can see platform 4 opposite which is the line for the South as for the overhead cables a good use of Photoshop perhaps

Comment by: Rob on 3rd September 2011 at 11:22

Many thanks to David Barker and Cyril.

Comment by: Bob on 3rd September 2011 at 11:36

Can you please explain how Photoshop works, John W Winstanley, it would be interesting to know?

Comment by: Dave on 3rd September 2011 at 14:55

Train is facing south at platform 3.

Comment by: Bill Eatock on 3rd September 2011 at 17:19

I reckon Platform 4 is the one for trains going south Dave. I'm certain the train is heading north.

Comment by: John W Winstanley on 3rd September 2011 at 19:36

Hi Bob in Photoshop you have a number of tools which you can remove unwanted items in a photo, to gho through them all here would take too long but suffice to say with enough time you can make most photo's better as for which way the train is heading it is North bound on platform 5

Comment by: Andy Strickland (woman-less) on 4th September 2011 at 03:59

Dave, Platform 3 is a bay platform at Wigan you burk !

Love, Andy.

Comment by: John Morris on 5th September 2011 at 15:51

Thanks for all the comments folks, they are appreciated. To settle any arguments, this was the first of 3 Cumbrian Mountain expresses coming from Liverpool, probably the one you photographed are Carr Mill Dave. It was heading north to Carlisle. Because I have a blind daughter who loves steam I was on the nearest platform (5) to give her a full dose of all the aromas so I was shooting against the light hence the pale sky to keep the engine and crew in correct exposure, it had the happy side effect of "burning out" the overhead cable.

Comment by: Aimee on 27th September 2011 at 21:21

Hi erm, ive noticed you have taken a lot of photos of steam trains passing through wigan. How do you know when they are going to be passing through because id like to witness one passing :) thanks !

Comment by: John Morris on 29th September 2011 at 10:13

Hi Aimee, Google "Steam Railtours". There is one coming through Wigan on Saturday at 10 o'clock....that is if they don't change the time as they sometimes do.

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