Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 20th November, 2016)
LMS Stanier Black 5 44871
Photo: Dave (Oy) (Nikon D800 with Nikon 85mm F1.8)
Whenever I see any of these locos there is only one word, "BEAUTIFUL"
Ahhhhhh, & can smell that distinct aroma from here !
It was a clever bit of engineering to make the bridge under the railway line wider.
Did you know they were due Dave, or was it a case of striking lucky?
As soon as I saw this photo I knew it was a Dave(Oy) photo, fabulous shot and great for you to post it here for all of us to enjoy.
Neil - I knew they were coming. It'd take some doing to just happen across it - with a camera in hand - for a 2 second opportunity!
Ahhh...the Riley & Sons Black 5, a wonderful example of a Stanier workhorse.
Looks like it's stable companion is making up the double header.
More info on this beauty can be found here...
Any of those two engines 8F at any time ?
They are on their way back now I guess. That's a 10 day trip maybe to the north pole. I wonder why at this time of year. By the way another great shot
noopa 1000, the 8F was developed from the successful Black 5 to haul heavy freight, resulting in a very similar look.
My favourite locos when I fired at the branch,
What was so clever about building a new bridge, Mic? Straightforward engineering...
sorry britboy ,, I meant 8f springs branch shed .