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 Photo-a-Day      (Wednesday, 3rd June, 2015) Views: 2,330 
Britannia
 Britannia   by John Morris  ( Nikon D700)
Britannia coming through Wigan North Western.

Comment by irene roberts on 3rd June 2015 at 07:44
That's lovely. I can almost smell the steam.


Comment by Helen on 3rd June 2015 at 08:16
Can't you just smell it !!

Wonderful photo.


Comment by Giovanni on 3rd June 2015 at 09:19
Another pic of a steam loco on its way to Hogwarts!
Should please the anoraks of this town!


Comment by Mick on 3rd June 2015 at 09:32
Very first oil rig I work on in the north sea in 1968 was named Britannia rig 65 it was owned by Santa Fe drilling co

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v230/bigharold/Oil%20Rigs/img177Correction-2.jpg[/IMG]


Comment by Syd on 3rd June 2015 at 13:32
Now THAT is a train, a beautiful thing if ever there was one.


Comment by Peter on 3rd June 2015 at 15:32
Great shot john
I was on the other platform to see this beautiful train come through


Comment by Derek Platt on 3rd June 2015 at 16:26
Great picture. Now that's what I call a train. Looks like north west is better looked after than wallgate Station.


Comment by britboy on 3rd June 2015 at 18:36
BR Standard Class 7 ....the first of the Brittania class to be built...1951...withdrawn
1966.

A young un by steam standards.

A thing of beauty, live steam at its best, living and breathing IMO.


Comment by Alex on 3rd June 2015 at 20:44
What is those two signal lights on the station platform used for?


Comment by Garry on 3rd June 2015 at 20:52
When did the train come through Wigan.


Comment by John Morris on 3rd June 2015 at 22:23
Hi Garry, it came through on Saturday morning, heading north to Appleby then came back in the evening but I missed it then. Thanks for all the comments folks.


Comment by Ian McCarthy on 3rd June 2015 at 22:45
are you Mick Shannon who used to work at
Gaskell in Wigan?


Comment by aitch on 10th June 2015 at 13:19
We never called it a train in my day, it was the Engine, a train was what you pulled behind you, !!


Comment by hen kart on 10th June 2015 at 21:42
Spent .many an hour on springs branch wall collecting namers


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