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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 4th April, 2011)

Princess Elizabeth


Princess Elizabeth
Princess Elizabeth hauling a steam special northbound through Standish last weekend.

Photo: John Morris  (Nikon D700 with a 24-85mm Nikkor lens.)
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Comment by: alan on 4th April 2011 at 00:10

Now THAT'S a real train !

Comment by: anna. on 4th April 2011 at 01:37

great pic,when is another one passing that way? would love to see it.

Comment by: David on 4th April 2011 at 06:45

Superb shot!

Comment by: brian d on 4th April 2011 at 07:26

brings back memories.

Comment by: cillie on 4th April 2011 at 10:56

nice shot john the nxt steam train through wigan will be fri 22 apr with 46115 scots guardsman doing the honors

Comment by: a.winstanley on 4th April 2011 at 16:12

do you know what time is the SCOTS GUARDSMAN COMING THRO WIGAN

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 4th April 2011 at 18:55

Now that's british Engineering at it's best, alive and kicking, I can almost smell and hear it.
Thanks to John Morris.

Comment by: Honk on 5th April 2011 at 00:01

Got to agree with alan "THATS A REAL TRAIN" wounderful sight, full head of steam just a pitty we can't hear the sound. Thanks John great photo.

Comment by: Ken R on 5th April 2011 at 01:50

Cillie, what time would the Scots Guardsman be going through Wigan on the 22nd?

Comment by: John Morris on 5th April 2011 at 17:46

Thanks again for the comments folks. With regards to a.winstanley and Ken R's question about the timing for Scots Guardsman the best I can offer is that it leaves Preston "after breakfast" but keep an eye on "Steam Railtours" on the internet and a more accurate time may be posted later.

Comment by: Ken R on 6th April 2011 at 00:06

As far as I can make out, the time at Wigan is suposed to be 9.16am.

Comment by: lol f on 7th April 2011 at 09:29

great photo. was it taken off the large metal bridge off chorley road?

Comment by: jam on 7th April 2011 at 10:27

on the time table ive just looked at, the 46115 scots guardsman is due to go through wigan on the 21 april NOT the 22nd.. the 46100 royal scot is due to go through wigan on the 22nd april....times unknown...

Comment by: jam on 7th April 2011 at 10:52

..sorry the scots guardsman info is wrong... its just the royal scot that is due through wigan on the 22nd april...

Comment by: John Morris on 7th April 2011 at 16:50

Reply to lol f, yes it was taken off that bridge, is it called Mitchey Bridge? I'm glad you liked it.

Comment by: Owdbill on 7th April 2011 at 18:47

We knew it as Midgy Lane crossing-accessible from Grove Lane at the western side, or Chorley Road (near the bottom of Red Rock Lane )at the eastern end.Lots of midges there in the 1950/1960 era because of the sewerage works nearby-hence the nickname.

Comment by: John Morris on 10th April 2011 at 20:45

Latest info is that the train will be hauled by Nunnery Castle a GWR loco coming through Wiagan at about 9:15

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