Wigan North Western Station, taken a few days ago.
Comment by Ken R on 31st August 2010 at 00:23
Why am I never ther when the good stuff comes through.
Comment by David on 31st August 2010 at 07:43
Comment by Ron D on 31st August 2010 at 09:16
They certainly don't make them like that any more.
Comment by Gareth on 31st August 2010 at 09:51
A steam engine with air pipes fitted ?
Comment by maggie on 31st August 2010 at 10:57
Lovely memories, my dad was a guard and so had privelege tickets for the family, so we went all over the place by train.
Comment by Colin Harlow on 31st August 2010 at 18:08
There's nothing more beautiful than a LMS Coronation, Duchess of Sutherland....engineering at its best. I can smell the steam and smoke now!
Comment by Derek Callaghan on 31st August 2010 at 19:14
I remember climbing on the footplate of Duchess of Buccleuch no. 46230. I think it was in green livery early in 1962. The Princess Coronation class was my favourite engine. Us spotters in the sixties called them "semis" anyone know why?
Comment by Ernest Pyke on 31st August 2010 at 22:55
Just put loco 6233 on Google & you`ll be amazed !!
Comment by owdkewyed on 1st September 2010 at 01:20
Yep that's right Gareth, the trains are 'air braked' now not vacum as in the old days
Comment by owdkewyed on 1st September 2010 at 01:36
Derek, I think the name came from the time they had their streamlining removed and were left with the sloping smoke box, hence the name semi-streamlined.
Comment by Derek Callaghan on 1st September 2010 at 17:24
owdkewyed. Thanks for the explanation, I will go with that for now.Unfortunately am just a little bit too young to remember streamlining but I prefer it as it is now. Jubilees (jubs) was another favourite class as well, without running the risk of being an anorak which I am proud of anyway
Comment by Kevan Taylor on 2nd September 2010 at 11:31
As about a 5 ~ 6 yr old stepping out onto the platform i was scared stiff as something very large, noisy and enveloped in steam hurtled through. The porter who saw my reaction said " That son was the Royal Scot" doffing his cap as he spoke. Glorious, glorious
Comment by Derek callaghan on 5th September 2010 at 01:10
I have just spent today on the Severn Valley Railway and those old coaches can talk in a different language than those of today, a real clikkety clack.
Comment by Colin Harlow on 13th September 2010 at 09:01
It's the joints in the old tracks the makes the "clikkety clack" not the old coaches...new coaches would make the same sound on jointed lines.
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