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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 6th May, 2014)

Great Britain VII

Great Britain VII
`steam special, the Great Britain VII railtour, taken from "Midgey Bridge", Standish.

Photo: John Morris  (Nikon D700)
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Comment by: Ken R on 6th May 2014 at 00:26

You can't find new words to describe that Locomotive.

Comment by: Garry on 6th May 2014 at 05:50

In Standish?...but there's no overhead power cables,or have you superimposed the photo, which ever way its lovely.

Comment by: Mick on 6th May 2014 at 08:48

Im sure Ive seen that same number 44932 train with a different name stuck on the front.

Comment by: John Morris on 6th May 2014 at 08:51

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.

Comment by: aitch on 6th May 2014 at 09:55

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,

Comment by: Mick on 6th May 2014 at 13:33

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.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 6th May 2014 at 15:58

Another lovely picture for hubby.....thankyou John.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 6th May 2014 at 16:30

For `umpteen` photo`s of this loco see:-
John: Do you go on any of these excursions?

Comment by: Mick on 6th May 2014 at 18:38

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


Comment by: Andrew Fishburn on 6th May 2014 at 21:15

That's a beauty! Thanks for sharing, john. Great stuff!

Comment by: Campfire on 14th May 2014 at 15:21

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..

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