Photo-a-Day (Friday, 21st August, 2015)
Duchess of Sutherland
There is nothing like a steam locomotive.
Nice one John. Lovely locos the Coronation Class.
You are so right Ken !
Thank you for this excellent photo John.
Beautiful locomotive and lovely to see that it and others survive. Thanks John and good wishes.
My favourite comment about these is - "Nobody knows just how powerful they are: no one has ever been able to shovel coal on fast enough to find out."
That is simply a beautiful photo, reminding us all of a time long since past, just brilliant! Thanks John.
They did with Mallard Ano!
Great shot of a great British Engineering Giant...and still going.
Lovely shot John.
Photos a bit cluttered with all those electric poles, and it have done with a bit more steam.
Why can't we cut all those trees down, it will be the same old story again this Autumn, leaves on the track, delays possible. Plus, it must be much better for the passengers to see the country side.
Smashing shot of a smashing loco,
I fully agree with you Garry, the trees are a pain. Gangs do go out from time to time to cut down them dow, but when steam was in full use the ash from the locomotive would often set the trackside vegetation on fire and trees never got established.Quite handy really!
Mick if it's coming into Wigan NW...it's should be shutting-off steam and coasting along.
I don't know how many coaches the engine is pulling, possibly 12..how many passengers could be on-board this train? It would be interesting to know.
Bring steam back. Good photo.
This most probably a question for Network Rail. What would happen if one of these tree branches came in contact with the overhead power line.
Many thamks for the comments folks, they are much appreciated.
It was a pleasure to work on these Locomotives. Garry, he could have been coasting into the station but he could have cracked his cylinder cocks just a bit to give a swirl of steam.
Could never tire of seeing this beautiful beast. First saw her when I was 11 yrs old when dad took me on NW station for the first time. My first 'semi'. This old lady got me hooked on trainspotting. Thank god she wasn't scrapped .
As an ex British Rail worker S & T Department, our depot was at the 'North' end of the South platform. I personally think these Coronation Scot class of locos, we used to call them 'Semi's, are the very best steam locos made anywhere in the world. No disrespect to the Gresley Pacifics!!