Photo-a-Day (Monday, 4th April, 2011)
Photo: John Morris (Nikon D700 with a 24-85mm Nikkor lens.)
Now THAT'S a real train !
great pic,when is another one passing that way? would love to see it.
brings back memories.
nice shot john the nxt steam train through wigan will be fri 22 apr with 46115 scots guardsman doing the honors
do you know what time is the SCOTS GUARDSMAN COMING THRO WIGAN
Now that's british Engineering at it's best, alive and kicking, I can almost smell and hear it.
Thanks to John Morris.
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.
Cillie, what time would the Scots Guardsman be going through Wigan on the 22nd?
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.
As far as I can make out, the time at Wigan is suposed to be 9.16am.
great photo. was it taken off the large metal bridge off chorley road?
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...
..sorry the scots guardsman info is wrong... its just the royal scot that is due through wigan on the 22nd april...
Reply to lol f, yes it was taken off that bridge, is it called Mitchey Bridge? I'm glad you liked it.
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.
Latest info is that the train will be hauled by Nunnery Castle a GWR loco coming through Wiagan at about 9:15