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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 15th February, 2010)

Royal Scot Class, 46115

Royal Scot Class, 46115
Glasgow-built (1927) Royal Scot Class, 46115 "Scots Guardsman" running past the back of Cheltenham Avenue, Lower Ince at 09.05 on Saturday morning. En route to York, she was reported to have broken down at Eccles half an hour after this was taken....

Her original number was 6115... which adds up to 13... perhaps not the best date to send her out on a run. She's due this way again on the 27th of February.

Photo: David Long  (Konic Minolta Dynax 7D)
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Comment by: peterp on 15th February 2010 at 08:15

nice photo,steam trains may of been cold and dirty to work on but they look better than modern tin can trains.

Comment by: dave marsh on 15th February 2010 at 09:50

You can take any steam train,100's of tons of metal,and place it any any enviroment,scenic or industrial,and it just looks like a natural part of the scenery.

Comment by: janet on 15th February 2010 at 12:42

Lovely, you can't beat a steam train, I love them..

Comment by: Rev David Long on 15th February 2010 at 21:17

My caption has got a bit jumbled! The excursion pictured was "The Cotton Mills Express". Its route after Manchester was a circle taking in Brighouse, Burnley, Blackburn and Bolton. The run was started on January 30th, but the same loco failed at Preston, so it was rearranged for last Saturday.
The York trip was to have been the loco's next outing, along with "Oliver Cromwell", 70013, hauling the "Help for Heroes Special" - on the 27th March, not February. Hopefully 46115 will have been repaired by then....

Comment by: COLIN HARLOW on 16th February 2010 at 17:17

Lovely shot Rev, as she thunders through Lower Ince. Pity the ugly electrification cables and steel supports will always be included.

Comment by: Janet Lowe on 18th February 2010 at 11:11

I love this photo. My nana used to live in Cheltenham Ave and I remember the trains going past when we used to visit. I'll show this picture to my Mum. We're now in Australia so the photo brings back great memories! Thank you.

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