Photo-a-Day (Monday, 13th July, 2020)
The Lancashire Fusilier
Photo: Dave (Oy) (Nikon D850 : 24-70mm F/2.8 VR)
Ah, Dave's back and a perfect photo to start a working week.
Superb yet again and crystal clear. Black five at it's best.
Brilliant I can almost hear and smell the engine as it thunders through WNW station.
I said it before & will say it again..don't you just love them. We we went on The Jacobite run...fantastic. great photo Dave !
Good photo Dave, pin sharp. It doesn't look like it wants a lot doing to it
That’s a cracker Dave, brilliant photo, full of life and energy.
Brilliant photo. Makes me wonder if my grandfather and dad ever boarded the train as they were both in the Lancashire Fusilier's regiment.
A smashing photo Dave! And Lo! those chosen books of lovely liveries aren't quite the same without a spread of the 'Day's given plume. The 'Fusilier is a regal fellow, not sexy like the Spitfire yet of equal heart for those below.
The Black Five was given the name after preservation. The original "Lancashire Fusilier" was a Royal Scot Class, 46119, withdrawn at the end of 1963 - it was a regular performer on Blackpoo tol Euston trains and return.
Its a funny way to drive a train by looking out of the side windows when you think about it,
great photo dave better than anything moaning mick serves up also micks comments are always negative when its not one of his photos keep them coming please
Fantastic! I love steam trains. What character they had! I can almost smell the steam.
Mick..I’ll spell it for you.
Trains do stop you know.
Hence the driver has the opportunity to look out of the side window..simple.
That is a brilliant photo.
Mick, trains are on rails they don't have steering wheel. So you can toot out side windows.
Your hard work sometime.
Steam locomotives do have a side window on either side of the cab so that the driver can look forward at speed without looking out of the side of the cab.
I dont think this train is stopped with the way the steam is going backwards
Oh to be aboard that train travelling from Fort Willam to Mallaig and to view the beautiful scenery - sheer bliss.
It's looking to be very green and pleasant in the background now.
DTease, I too wondered about the chalked message on the front, a late engineer perhaps.
Colin what does WNW mean?
black five could have been built at horwich loco works good photo dave
I would have thought WNW was obviously Wigan North Western Alan...
The train was travelling at speed - and that could well be the Fireman not the Engineer/Driver.
The driver is on the other side of the cab that's probably the fireman looking out of the side window
Veronica has answered your question Alan.
Cracking shot, Dave.
It seems like it is driving into my living room...
If the driver is on the other side of the cab it must be a left hand drive train
The driver is on the left because of signals, that is the case today on modern trains.
I need a sherry .
Could be a strong wind blowing Mick...but dont lose any sleep over it. Just enjoy a very good photo of a wonderful bit of engineering !
Cracking photo again, still lots of nostalgia with steam, lots of good comments, Alan's comment, to quote - "So you can toot out side windows." made me laugh, haven't heard the word 'toot' for years, brilliant.