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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 6th March, 2011)


Leander leaves Wigan North Western

Photo: John Morris  (Nikon D700 with a 24-85mm Nikkor lens.)
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Comment by: peterp on 6th March 2011 at 00:05

the train now leaving platform 4 is for the joy of steam

Comment by: Honk on 6th March 2011 at 00:10

Another good shot John as Leander goes off into the night belching steam and smoke, very nostalgic. Where was it heading and where is Leander normally Based? I’m thinking Carnforth, maybe?

Comment by: Ken R on 6th March 2011 at 01:18

Lovely Loco. Jubilee class, built in Crewe in 1936, 3 years after I was born.

Comment by: John Morris on 6th March 2011 at 09:13

Thanks for the comment Honk. Leander was heading for Lancaster and you are quite right it is based at Carnforth. It is used quite regularly on "The Fellsman" train over the Settle to Carlisle route.

Comment by: henry7 on 6th March 2011 at 11:04

Fantastic photo, thanks again John.

Comment by: irene roberts on 6th March 2011 at 12:15

Wonderful! Thankyou.

Comment by: Shirl on 6th March 2011 at 14:40

As peterp says, the absolute joy of steam. Oh to go back to those days ...

Comment by: catherine on 6th March 2011 at 14:53

lovely photo rememeber going southport many a time on a steam train sticking my head out the window and ending up with a dirty face...happy innocent days

Comment by: Helen on 6th March 2011 at 15:56

Agree with everyone else's comments..there is something about a steam locomotive that gets you.
Seeing the number of people down at the station this afternoon here where I live, The Poppy Line attracts people like bees round a honey pot !

Comment by: Phil Whitehead on 6th March 2011 at 18:32

A very nice shot John. I enjoy taking photos of steam trains myself, i must make a point of finding out when they are in Wigan.

Comment by: owdkewyed on 6th March 2011 at 18:46

Could be a shot straight from the steam era,terrific picture full of atmosphere.But you wouldn't have seen it so clean in BR days!
Reminds me of all the hours spent sitting on the wall at Springs Branch spotting.

Comment by: David on 6th March 2011 at 20:46

Some photograph -some camera!

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 6th March 2011 at 22:13

Hubby is getting well spoilt with these pictures.....thankyou.

Comment by: sharon crowther on 30th June 2012 at 18:48

Great picture

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