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 Photo-a-Day      (Tuesday, 16th February, 2010) Views: 3,931 
46115
 46115   by Stewart Parr  (Nikon D90)
46115 Scots Guardsman giving it some through Standish.

Comment by Fred Mason on 16th February 2010 at 00:19
Now, THAT is what I call a photo....well done, Stewart. Excellent shot.


Comment by David on 16th February 2010 at 06:24
Well captured!


Comment by saneman on 16th February 2010 at 08:27
Awesome. Look at all that smoke!! Superb


Comment by Harry Lewis (aged 6) on 16th February 2010 at 09:49
What a fantastic picture of a steam train


Comment by Emma on 16th February 2010 at 11:06
I love how he has captured all the steam running alongside the carriages. Fantastic!


Comment by Alby New Zealand on 16th February 2010 at 11:27
These steam train photos,must be very old.I thought steam was a thing of the past,or do thay still have in Wigan.


Comment by COLIN HARLOW on 16th February 2010 at 11:32
I can almost smell the steam, as the beautiful engineered Scots Guardsman thunders through Standish.
This is what railways are all about. Superb shot, Stewart.


Comment by Roy on 16th February 2010 at 13:35
There are still steam trains in Britain Alby, but they are few and far between. They are used for pleasure trips on certain lines, the one you see in the photographs is probably a one off journey.Perhaps someone who is into steam could explain a little more.


Comment by Catherine on 16th February 2010 at 14:27
That's a fabulous photo. Well Done.


Comment by David B on 16th February 2010 at 14:47
"Who needs electric and Diesel?"
Great photo well captured , i suspose you only get one chance at photo like this ,excellent.


Comment by COLIN HARLOW on 16th February 2010 at 14:49
Roy, you can indeed see steam trains not too far from Wigan, at East Lancashire Railways,Bolton Street Station, Bury Lancashire.
BL9 OEY. Tel 0161 7647790.
A.uk Railway Preservation for steam.
east-lancs-rly.co.uk/?p=events
A great day out in summer.


Comment by Rev David Long on 16th February 2010 at 15:09
See the notes for my pic of the same run, featured for yesterday, February 15th, for more about this excursion on Saturday last.


Comment by David on 16th February 2010 at 18:19
Are you related to the Magnum photographer Martin Parr?


Comment by Catherine on 16th February 2010 at 19:48
I can recommend the East Lancashire Railway for a day out too. The cafe at the Bury station end was just like an old style railway cafe when we went. It was great. And the views from the train were fabulous.


Comment by John on 16th February 2010 at 19:55
Beautiful machine - wish there were lots more running on our railways instead of those boring, so-called trains of today.


Comment by Ellen on 16th February 2010 at 20:16
Beautiful nostalgic pictures of trains.Like Colin, I can almost smell the steam.Thanks Stewart.


Comment by Stew Parr on 16th February 2010 at 22:47
@David. I wish!


Comment by Alby New Zealand on 17th February 2010 at 09:47
Thanks Roy for putting me on the right track ,now i know whats it all about.Pitty we dont see the steam trains more often.


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