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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 4th October, 2015)


SR West Country / Battle of Britain Class 34067 Tangmere passes through Wigan North Western on 30th September 2015.

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Nikon D800 with Nikon 24-70mm F/2.8 AF-S G )
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Comment by: peebee on 4th October 2015 at 00:20

'Spam Can' running light engine with it's support coach in tow, light on their feet but nippy little buggers.

Comment by: peebee on 4th October 2015 at 02:29

P,S. Another great atmospheric picture Dave, you can just feel the platform rumbling under your feet and the heat off the engine, then gorgeous smell wafting all around you as it disappears into the distance.

Comment by: A.W. on 4th October 2015 at 08:46

Saw it go over the bridge on my way to the station bus stop, a great treat, thanks for this photo Dave!

Comment by: Garry on 4th October 2015 at 09:02

Peebee 90 tonnes is not running light.

Comment by: Neil Cain on 4th October 2015 at 09:33

Last saw Tangmere heading through Worthing in Sussex. Nice to see again, thanks Dave

Comment by: Aubrey on 4th October 2015 at 11:11

Good photo, captures Tangmere at speed.

Comment by: peebee on 4th October 2015 at 11:58

Garry....nothing to do with total weight, more about weight distribution they were well known to slip a lot when starting with a heavy load, hence the 'light on their feet' comment.

Comment by: John Morris on 4th October 2015 at 12:06

Great photo Dave, I missed this one! Garry, in railway parlance, running light engine means without a train, just the locomotive and in this case a support coach. 90 tons is certainly not "light", I agree.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 4th October 2015 at 16:49

Missed this one too. Can anyone tell me if any others are due through here or is that it for steam this year. Or when do they start running again next year. I always seem to miss them.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 4th October 2015 at 20:59

WN1 Standisher... looks like Oct 24th is the next one... the Brief encounter Special.


Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 6th October 2015 at 18:56

Thanks Dave, I;ll keep my eye out for that one. As usual another excellent shot btw

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