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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 5th March, 2011)


Jubilee Class locomotive "Leander" returning to WNW with a steam special from Buxton.

Photo: John Morris  (Nikon D700 with a 24-85mm Nikkor lens.)
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Comment by: alan on 5th March 2011 at 00:23

They don't make 'em like they used too. Pity. I hope they preserve them properly.

Comment by: rebian on 5th March 2011 at 01:10

Fantastic, done many hours on here all seasons train spotting.

Comment by: britboy on 5th March 2011 at 03:41

My favorite subject "live steam" thankyou for recording the event!

Comment by: mick on 5th March 2011 at 07:23

It looks like its been going through plenty of insects.

Comment by: peterp on 5th March 2011 at 08:04

The old against the new,lovely steam loco but how dirty to work on

Comment by: cullie on 5th March 2011 at 08:15

nice shot john

Comment by: Henry7 on 5th March 2011 at 08:28

What a fantastic picture, brings back so many memories. Thanks for posting John.

Comment by: Shirl on 5th March 2011 at 13:21

Beautiful, wish I could have been there to see and hear it roll in to the station.

Comment by: Honk on 5th March 2011 at 15:19

Nice one John, love the steam locos. What time was the photo taken? The sky looks quite dark and the station platform lights are on.

Comment by: colin on 5th March 2011 at 15:55

aint old stuff great?

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 5th March 2011 at 16:25

Good picture! I keep calling hubby in to look at various "photo a day" pictures. .This one he will really enjoy....he loves steam trains.!

Comment by: John Morris on 5th March 2011 at 17:52

In reply to Honk, it was taken about 7:40 last Saturday night so it was dark with the canopy lights providing the illumination and Nikon providing the technology!!! In reply to Shirl, hearing it pulling out of the station was absolutely incredible and made me wish I had taken a recorder. Thanks for the comments everyone.

Comment by: Ken R on 5th March 2011 at 19:54

Great shot. Those were the days...

Comment by: Jean J on 6th March 2011 at 21:51

Oh thats a great shot, how do we find out when trains like this are coming into Wigan, I would love to see and hear one again.

Comment by: John Morris on 6th March 2011 at 23:07

In reply to Jean, Google "Steam Railtours" but do watch out for updates. This train was originally scheduled to go through Bolton!

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