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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 31st August, 2010)

Duchess of Sutherland

Duchess of Sutherland
Wigan North Western Station, taken a few days ago.

Photo: John Morris  (Nikon D700)
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Comment by: Ken R on 31st August 2010 at 00:23

Why am I never ther when the good stuff comes through.
Great photo.

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 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 would make the same sound on jointed lines.

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