Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 6th May, 2014)
Great Britain VII
Photo: John Morris (Nikon D700)
You can't find new words to describe that Locomotive.
In Standish?...but there's no overhead power cables,or have you superimposed the photo, which ever way its lovely.
Im sure Ive seen that same number 44932 train with a different name stuck on the front.
I agree Ken, the "Black Five" was, arguably, the best proportioned steam locomotive ever built. This one was built at Horwich Loco Works. Garry, like Andrew with his photo of Bittern in March, I have cloned out the the overhead cables to give it a more nostalgic feel.
The name plate is just for that particular excursion Mick, we used a lot of those when I was at the branch, especially on summer excursions, The Stanier black 5 was one of the best workhorses that ever worked on BR,
Aitch I thought as much because when I first went to London in 1960 the train I think was the Royal Scot and it had its name plate over one of the wheels, maybe it was on the front as well.
So this particular train is just a run of the mill one that can be used and photographed every weekend.
Another lovely picture for hubby.....thankyou John.
For `umpteen` photo`s of this loco see:-
John: Do you go on any of these excursions?
I went on the Settle to Carlisle train so just had a look which engine was pulling us, and its one called Sherwood Forest.
Settle to Carlisle part 1
Settle to Carlisle part 2
That's a beauty! Thanks for sharing, john. Great stuff!
I also recently did the Settle to Carlisle and back again and it was fantastic..Stopped in Austwick for 2 nights and what a place and experience we had. Must do it again soon..