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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 20th November, 2016)

LMS Stanier Black 5 44871


LMS Stanier Black 5 44871
Crossing Chapel Lane Wigan at 9am Thursday 17th November 2016. 45407 behind.

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Nikon D800 with Nikon 85mm F1.8)
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Comment by: Ken R on 20th November 2016 at 02:05

Whenever I see any of these locos there is only one word, "BEAUTIFUL"

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 20th November 2016 at 08:23

Ahhhhhh, & can smell that distinct aroma from here !
Great pic.

Comment by: A.W. on 20th November 2016 at 09:13

Wonderful!

Comment by: Mick on 20th November 2016 at 09:23

It was a clever bit of engineering to make the bridge under the railway line wider.

Comment by: Neil Cain on 20th November 2016 at 10:06

Did you know they were due Dave, or was it a case of striking lucky?

Comment by: Syd on 20th November 2016 at 11:12

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.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 20th November 2016 at 11:36

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!

Comment by: irene roberts on 20th November 2016 at 12:55

Lovely!

Comment by: britboy on 20th November 2016 at 14:00

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...

http://www.rileyandson.co.uk/html/44871.html

Comment by: nopa1000 on 20th November 2016 at 14:02

Any of those two engines 8F at any time ?

Comment by: Derek Platt on 20th November 2016 at 15:56

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

Comment by: britboy on 20th November 2016 at 23:34

noopa 1000, the 8F was developed from the successful Black 5 to haul heavy freight, resulting in a very similar look.

Comment by: aitch on 21st November 2016 at 10:46

My favourite locos when I fired at the branch,

Comment by: Woody on 22nd November 2016 at 09:34

What was so clever about building a new bridge, Mic? Straightforward engineering...

Comment by: nopa1000 on 22nd November 2016 at 16:15

sorry britboy ,, I meant 8f springs branch shed .

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