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 Photo-a-Day      (Friday, 21st August, 2015) Views: 2,269 
Duchess of Sutherland
 Duchess of Sutherland   by John Morris  (Nikon D700)
Duchess of Sutherland arriving at Wigan North Western.

Comment by Ken R on 21st August 2015 at 03:14
There is nothing like a steam locomotive.


Comment by Dave (Oy) on 21st August 2015 at 07:39
Nice one John. Lovely locos the Coronation Class.


Comment by Helen on 21st August 2015 at 08:05
You are so right Ken !


Comment by Duncan on 21st August 2015 at 08:46
Thank you for this excellent photo John.


Comment by Neil Cain on 21st August 2015 at 10:17
Beautiful locomotive and lovely to see that it and others survive. Thanks John and good wishes.


Comment by Ano on 21st August 2015 at 10:19
My favourite comment about these is - "Nobody knows just how powerful they are: no one has ever been able to shovel coal on fast enough to find out."


Comment by Syd on 21st August 2015 at 12:04
That is simply a beautiful photo, reminding us all of a time long since past, just brilliant! Thanks John.


Comment by Colin Harlow on 21st August 2015 at 12:38
They did with Mallard Ano!
Great shot of a great British Engineering Giant...and still going.
Lovely shot John.


Comment by Mick on 21st August 2015 at 13:37
Photos a bit cluttered with all those electric poles, and it have done with a bit more steam.


Comment by Garry on 21st August 2015 at 14:03
Why can't we cut all those trees down, it will be the same old story again this Autumn, leaves on the track, delays possible. Plus, it must be much better for the passengers to see the country side.

Smashing shot of a smashing loco,
thanks John.


Comment by J on 21st August 2015 at 15:28
I fully agree with you Garry, the trees are a pain. Gangs do go out from time to time to cut down them dow, but when steam was in full use the ash from the locomotive would often set the trackside vegetation on fire and trees never got established.Quite handy really!


Comment by Garry on 21st August 2015 at 15:41
Mick if it's coming into Wigan NW...it's should be shutting-off steam and coasting along.


Comment by Alex on 21st August 2015 at 16:44
I don't know how many coaches the engine is pulling, possibly 12..how many passengers could be on-board this train? It would be interesting to know.


Comment by Alan on 21st August 2015 at 17:57
Bring steam back. Good photo.


Comment by Stan on 21st August 2015 at 20:07
This most probably a question for Network Rail. What would happen if one of these tree branches came in contact with the overhead power line.


Comment by John Morris on 21st August 2015 at 21:08
Many thamks for the comments folks, they are much appreciated.


Comment by Ken R on 23rd August 2015 at 02:36
It was a pleasure to work on these Locomotives. Garry, he could have been coasting into the station but he could have cracked his cylinder cocks just a bit to give a swirl of steam.


Comment by Derek Callaghan on 24th August 2015 at 18:22
Could never tire of seeing this beautiful beast. First saw her when I was 11 yrs old when dad took me on NW station for the first time. My first 'semi'. This old lady got me hooked on trainspotting. Thank god she wasn't scrapped .


Comment by Malcolm Bannister on 26th October 2015 at 09:39
As an ex British Rail worker S & T Department, our depot was at the 'North' end of the South platform. I personally think these Coronation Scot class of locos, we used to call them 'Semi's, are the very best steam locos made anywhere in the world. No disrespect to the Gresley Pacifics!!


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