Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 7th July, 2010)
Duke of Gloucester.
ABSOLUTELY SUPERB !!
WOW a real train like we used to go on when we were kids....looking out the window and getting dirty faces ..happy days
now that does bring back memories. a good photo
What a great photograph this is, brings back wonderful memories.. Bob on, Nice one
Wasn't 71000 the number for "Britannia"?
I love trains. loved going on trains.......catherine your comment made me smile, it's so true though, by the time we had arrived at our destination, our faces would be black.. My Mam would then whip out her hanky, spit on it and wipe our faces clean..They were 'happy' day's..
There aren't too many photos that take my breath away,......This is one one of them!
Just wonderful!... Memories of a time long since past.
I was an apprentice at Horwich Loco' when the last steam locomotive left the workshops. Grown men were openly unashamed crying. When wagons came in, it wasn't the same. A steam train still runs on the Isle of Man circa 1800's. It runs between Douglas and the west coast April to October.
Not lost your touch there Tom
What a beautiful photo and a beautiful train.
It never ceases to surprise me that so many people miss the "old days" and the things that went with them.
I remember seeing this train , 71000, many years ago and it still takes my breath away
Save it and frame it Thomas excellent.
Britannia's number is 70000
This Loco has Caprotti Valve gear, I thought that this was worked on at Horwich Loco,but I was mistaken. Two other Locos were worked on at Horwich # 44686 and 44687 and i worked on both of them, the Caprotti Valve gear was a newer designed valve gear.
What a great shot Tom.What we want is more steam in more ways than one.
superb ,really takes me back ,to the iron bridge in wigan ,or highfield running from one side to the other ,black faces etc . what memories
Excellent subject, really takes me back to my childhood train spotting days.
I've just made this photo my desktop background, hoping you don't mind Thomas.
Great picture. It brings back memories of 'Train Spotting' down Foggs Fold in Platt Bridge. Thanks a bunch for the picture.
Class 8 Duke of Gloucester built 1954 1 loco. No. 71000 Caprotti Valves. Class 7 Britannia No. 70000 built 1951.