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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 25th March, 2014)

A4 - Bittern

A4 - Bittern
As it thundered through Wigan North Western at about 10am: the leccy wires have been cloned out to give it a more satisfying steam feel!

Photo: Andrew Fishburn  (Canon EOS 6D)
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Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 25th March 2014 at 00:14

Excellent !

Comment by: Ken R on 25th March 2014 at 02:30

Lovely, a strange word for a thundering steam engine, but that is what it was, Lovely. You can literally smell the unique smell of a steam loco at speed.

Comment by: joe graney on 25th March 2014 at 05:57

timeless picture well done ,still looks brilliant.

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 25th March 2014 at 06:30

Lovely shot of a bygone age of steam. Great to "not see" the over-head power cables that's been cloned out. Built in 1937 at Doncaster and designed by Sir Nigel Gresley and owned today by Jeremy Hosking. Well done Andrew.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 25th March 2014 at 08:03

Lovely shot mate - I missed this at WIgan by 10min but caught up with it at Oxenholme later :)

Comment by: Helen on 25th March 2014 at 08:17

Great photo, wonderful machine...pleased that the wires have been erased...much more authentic & nostalgic.
We should have had the Sir Nigel Gresley in Sheringham the other week
but the visit was cancelled at short notice by the powers that be as a bridge the engine would have had to cross was not deemed strong enough. Great disappointment.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 25th March 2014 at 08:21

You boys and your trains...great shot Andrew....cheers!!!!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 25th March 2014 at 08:40

Andrew; For a 10:36 video of LNER 4464 Bittern 1Z44 The Cumbrian Ranger Tour on Sat. 15th March 2014 from Tyseley Warwick Road to Carlisle, see:-
How long did it take to eliminate the elec. equip.?
There`s a vast amount of info on this loco on Google.

Comment by: Mick on 25th March 2014 at 08:57

Why as you say you cloned out the leccy wires, why did you not clone out all those camermen at the same time.

Comment by: Anne on 25th March 2014 at 09:44

Andrew.... Excellent pic as always. How do you know when these things are happening in Wigan? I have only seen this and others static.

Comment by: cullie on 25th March 2014 at 10:52

very nice shot andrew i too when for this why not check my footage out i was at wigan south jct http://youtu.be/jc8yXocHxQ4 .the platform was full of veg and there was no way they were gonna spoil my shotand to be honest you all got out of jail free with the 185 pulling in behind you

Comment by: tony on 25th March 2014 at 11:08

You never fail Andrew, cracking photo.

Comment by: Garry on 25th March 2014 at 11:50

I'm I going senil...that's Mallard isn't it!!!

Comment by: David Barker on 25th March 2014 at 12:34

Fantastic shot Andrew,getting rid of the overhead power cables as made the photo without a doubt well done.

Comment by: Anne on 25th March 2014 at 12:38

Gary... Mallard is 4468.

Comment by: David on 25th March 2014 at 12:56

Nice one Andrew.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 25th March 2014 at 14:00

Good one for hubby.........Its our 49th anniversary today so thats saved me going out for a card with a train on it!!Thanks andrew!

Comment by: walt (North Yorks) on 25th March 2014 at 15:12

last year I visited the Railway Museum at York not far from where we now live and there were six of Sir Nigel Gresley's A4 class engines on show - all very similar, what a sight to see, Mallard was there alongside Bittern

Comment by: David on 25th March 2014 at 16:32

Really good shot!

Comment by: alan lad on 25th March 2014 at 17:48

Looks like a toy un to me,but then again what do i know.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 25th March 2014 at 18:00

Congratulations Jean F......you are 6 years ahead of me and my hubby....well done...cheers!!!!

Comment by: Andrew Fishburn on 25th March 2014 at 18:40

Thanks folks!

Mick - I left the people in the shot because I don't like to spend a long time editing photos.

Anne - I get my info from here:

Ernest - Thanks for sharing the video clip, a treat! Just a quick 10 mins to get rid of the wires, once you get the hang of the clone tool it's rather swift.

Cullie - another treat with the video, thanks for the link. I completely missed the 47 at the tail end due to chimping! Just to let you know you have an ally here with those 40s!

Walt - wish I had seen that!

Comment by: CULLIE on 25th March 2014 at 19:26

nice one andrew you get up piccy's up of class 40's if you have any cheers.......kev

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 25th March 2014 at 20:54

Thanks Lizzie. Eventful year this one."3 weeks ago one of our grandaughters was 18.A week later another grandaughter was 18 .. lAST thursday our 3rd grandaugher gave us a beautiful GREAT grandaughter we also have a21st in july and a 21st in october `!! Our pension doesn`t go far i1m afraid!!! cheers!

Comment by: Ellen on 25th March 2014 at 22:11

Can't say anything complimentary that hasn't already been said,so will just say LOVE THIS!!

Comment by: Harry C. on 26th March 2014 at 07:58

Missed this photo yesterday Andrew, brilliant! much improved by the editing.

Comment by: John H on 26th March 2014 at 19:16

I love this pic its brill, great shot

Comment by: Garry on 27th March 2014 at 06:32

The smell of a steam engine is called Sulphur, Ken R.

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