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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 24th April, 2011)

Nunney Castle

Nunney Castle
Nunney Castle storming through Wigan North Western (Good Friday) on the Preston to Bristol leg of the Great Britain IV steam rail tour.

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

not many people on platforms to see a steam train thunder through

Comment by: Mick on 24th April 2011 at 06:15

It looks stopped to me and I would have though they would have been more people watching on the platform.

Comment by: cullie on 24th April 2011 at 08:26

nice shot john . got you on video taking the pic

Comment by: maggie on 24th April 2011 at 09:41

What lovely memories that brings up, I spent hours on that station waiting for a train, sometimes to go North to Blackpool, as a child. Sometimes to go North to Dumfries to visit my brother & sometimes to go south to visit my Dad's family in Kent & finally to go to College.

Comment by: Derek Callaghan on 24th April 2011 at 21:30

A GWR Castle Class. They were rare visitors to this neck of the woods even in the heydey of steam. Nevertheless it's a welcome visitor

Comment by: Honk on 24th April 2011 at 23:39

Another good loco photo John well done I like it. The smoke trail from the stack shows that the train is on the move.

Comment by: Geoff Charnock on 25th April 2011 at 00:18

Derek how are you, never knew you were a steam railway buff, you learn something every day. John, stopped or steaming through who cares, good pic, another piece of nostalgia on record.

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