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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 9th May, 2016)


Jubilee class locomotive, Leander, hauling the Salopian steam special at Midgey Bridge, Standish.

Photo: John Morris  (Nikon D700)
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Comment by: Derek Platt on 9th May 2016 at 00:52

I never tire of seeing Proper train photos. This one I seem to recall from my train spotting days.

Comment by: Mick on 9th May 2016 at 06:45

Is it a funeral train.

Comment by: Garry on 9th May 2016 at 07:20

Great British engineering ...and still going strong.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 9th May 2016 at 09:03

I wish they'd left it in red. Cracking photo though :)

Comment by: John Morris on 9th May 2016 at 12:46

No Mick it is not a funeral train but it was carrying the headboard as a memorial, to a well liked and respected engineer from York Railway Museum, who died recently. His nickname was Matey.

Comment by: Garry on 9th May 2016 at 14:51

Maroon not Red Dave OY. Yes I agree and it would match the rolling stock too.

Comment by: Vb on 9th May 2016 at 15:17

Lovingly presevered and a pleasure to look at!

Comment by: owdkewyed on 9th May 2016 at 19:01

There's only one proper colour for a 'Jub' and that's green. Can't tell if that's black or green in the pic....must get mi specs updated.:)

Comment by: Nev on 9th May 2016 at 19:23

Great shot John! So that's the name of that overbridge, didn't know it had one!

Comment by: .Ozymandias. on 9th May 2016 at 21:06

According to his firing log, my late brother, Jimmy Lonesome fired this loco on a couple of occasions during his time at the Branch. Apologies for using your photo as a vehicle to communicate John, but if you'd care to contact me Irene I have another priceless objet d'art that you may like to add to your collection.

Comment by: Jonno on 10th May 2016 at 01:08

Nev, bottom of Midgey Lane,Standish, i have lived near the bridge for 75 years and never heard it called that, BUT, it is an obvious name, given that it is where it is.

Comment by: britboy on 10th May 2016 at 01:20

Never saw the Leander in moroon only its sister locomotive 45699 Galetea but could be wrong.
Good action pic, great Loco class.

Comment by: Robin leigh on 13th May 2016 at 02:12

All the named LMS engines were painted maroon when new. They were painted black during wartime. BR painted them green as part of the standardization effort, but nobody liked it except the GWR folk so they went back to the original colors for a few years before the disiesels took over.

Comment by: Garry on 13th May 2016 at 19:31

Robin..Diesel's that's how you spell it!

Comment by: Chris wink on 9th August 2016 at 15:12

As for the colour, it wasn't maroon, it was crimson Lake

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