Photo-a-Day (Monday, 1st February, 2016)
Photo: John Morris (Nikon D700)
Wow a double header .!
Nice Black 5 - shame it wasn't the Flying Scotsman as planned but still nice to see :)
Very atmospheric John, all the best.
Another excellent image!
Absolutely brilliant. it simply doesn't get any better than this,
Great pic John!
Those steam engines were collosal as kids. I remember spending hours train spotting and crossing off the numbers. And such excitement if you came across a "namer"!
How atmospheric, with the darkening sky! You almost felt those trains were alive, compared with the soul-less trains of today. Wish we could bring them back.
Great example of a Stannier Black Five, Riley and Son to the rescue again, their two Black Fives standing in for the failed Flying Scotsman.
it's a ten from len
I'm not surprised to read that, britboy. When I saw the Flying Scotsman being pushed around Bury at its public launch I wondered whether they were sensible sending it out on the main line so soon.
Great to see these two Black fives in action, engines that we all grew up with. Flying Scotsman will be back.
Thank you for all the positive comments folks. Apparently it was a problem with the brakes on Flying Scotsman that caused its withdrawal, probably the air pump. They needed further attention before it was passed for mainline running.
Irene there back, look at the photo, it's Wigan Station.
Its certainly a show stopper even if it's 'second best'!
I know, Garry, but they're just visitors. I meant I wish we had steam trains back permanently, not just as nostalgia.
Yes I really did know what you mean, Irene. It all ended in August 1968 when BR steam traction give way to diesel power.Thankfully many were saved from the scrap yards for all the see.
Irene...it should have said
for all TO see!