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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 13th July, 2020)

The Lancashire Fusilier


The Lancashire Fusilier
LMS Stanier Black 5 No 45407 "The Lancashire Fusilier" steams through Wigan North Western on Tuesday 7th July 2020. Travelling with its support coach from Bury to Carnforth Steamtown to undergo preparations for its return to 'The Jacobite' service from Fort William to Mallaig.

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Nikon D850 : 24-70mm F/2.8 VR)
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Comment by: Arthur on 13th July 2020 at 04:47

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.
Thanks.

Comment by: Colin Harlow. on 13th July 2020 at 06:52

Brilliant I can almost hear and smell the engine as it thunders through WNW station.
Many thanks.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 13th July 2020 at 07:47

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 !

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 13th July 2020 at 08:02

Good photo Dave, pin sharp. It doesn't look like it wants a lot doing to it

Comment by: DTease on 13th July 2020 at 08:25

That’s a cracker Dave, brilliant photo, full of life and energy.

Comment by: Veronica on 13th July 2020 at 08:37

Brilliant photo. Makes me wonder if my grandfather and dad ever boarded the train as they were both in the Lancashire Fusilier's regiment.

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 13th July 2020 at 09:36

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.

Comment by: Gary on 13th July 2020 at 10:24

Fabulous photo.
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 The original "Lancashire Fusilier" was a Royal Scot Class, 46119, withdrawn at the end of 1963 - it was a regular performer on Blackpoo tol Euston trains and return.

Comment by: Mick on 13th July 2020 at 10:28

Its a funny way to drive a train by looking out of the side windows when you think about it,

Comment by: DTease on 13th July 2020 at 10:52

R.I.P. Fletch?

Comment by: fred on 13th July 2020 at 12:26

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

Comment by: irene roberts on 13th July 2020 at 12:29

Fantastic! I love steam trains. What character they had! I can almost smell the steam.

Comment by: Maureen on 13th July 2020 at 12:51

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.

Comment by: Alan on 13th July 2020 at 13:35

Mick, trains are on rails they don't have steering wheel. So you can toot out side windows.
Your hard work sometime.

Comment by: britboy on 13th July 2020 at 14:56

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.

Comment by: Mick on 13th July 2020 at 15:25

I dont think this train is stopped with the way the steam is going backwards

Comment by: Cyril on 13th July 2020 at 15:39

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.

Comment by: Alan on 13th July 2020 at 16:24

Colin what does WNW mean?

Comment by: janet on 13th July 2020 at 17:01

black five could have been built at horwich loco works good photo dave

Comment by: Veronica on 13th July 2020 at 17:44

I would have thought WNW was obviously Wigan North Western Alan...

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 13th July 2020 at 18:02

Thanks folks.
The train was travelling at speed - and that could well be the Fireman not the Engineer/Driver.

Comment by: Philbee on 13th July 2020 at 18:12

The driver is on the other side of the cab that's probably the fireman looking out of the side window

Comment by: Colin Harlow. on 13th July 2020 at 18:13

Veronica has answered your question Alan.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 13th July 2020 at 18:39

Cracking shot, Dave.

It seems like it is driving into my living room...

Comment by: Mick on 13th July 2020 at 22:10

If the driver is on the other side of the cab it must be a left hand drive train

Comment by: Garry on 14th July 2020 at 02:00

The driver is on the left because of signals, that is the case today on modern trains.
I need a sherry .

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 14th July 2020 at 08:02

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 !

Comment by: Methinks on 14th July 2020 at 21:39

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.

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