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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 17th June, 2013)

Steam


Steam
Earl of Mount Edgcumbe and Duchess of Sutherland heading north to Carnforth ready to haul the Cumbrian Mountain Conqueror.

Photo: John Morris  (Nikon D700 24-85mm lens)
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Comment by: Fred Mason on 17th June 2013 at 00:10

Fantastic photo, John.

Lovely to see steam again.

(Never saw engines so clean in real life in the fifties though, etc)

Well done.!!

Comment by: Derek Platt on 17th June 2013 at 03:49

Great pic, if this doesn't bring Ernest Pyke back, nothing will

Comment by: Kath Pressey on 17th June 2013 at 09:08

I can still remember the smell as we stood on the bridge waiting for the train to go under and leave us in a cloud of smoke!

Comment by: Cyril on 17th June 2013 at 11:15

Ernest hasn't posted on here for a while now Derek, hope all is well with him.

Wonderful photo, they are highly polished aren't they, and obviously no longer given a quick wash with a brush and a bucket of water.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 17th June 2013 at 13:31

Well done John. Where was photo taken? What are the `boxes` at the side of the grass verge? If they were cable protectors, they wouldnt have any openings, surely?
Derek and Cyril, look at P-a-D`s 13th, 15th and 16th June`13.

Comment by: Garry on 17th June 2013 at 13:55

Cyril look at p-a-d 13 June, it will answer your question.

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 17th June 2013 at 14:02

Castle class built at Swindon for the Great Western Railway from 1923-1950, 171 were built. Well done John.

Comment by: peter on 17th June 2013 at 15:46

lovely photo
cant beat a good steam engine

Comment by: pat on 17th June 2013 at 15:55

Lovely pic. Welcome back Ernest, We missed your comments!!!

Comment by: David O on 17th June 2013 at 16:33

The grey boxes are indeed cable runs. The tops are missing, possibly because a p/way gang has not replaced them properly, or could be removed by vandals.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 17th June 2013 at 20:56

Thankyou John,another good "steam train " picture for hubby.

Comment by: Garry on 17th June 2013 at 21:21

The boxes are drainage trofs, seen all over the rail network.

Comment by: John Morris on 17th June 2013 at 22:14

Thank you for all the comments folks. With regard to Ernest query (welcome back by the way) I think David O has got it spot on, though I have also seen a lot of broken tops probably through rough handling. With modern armoured cable I don't suppose they are necessary, perhaps cullie could comment this is his territory I believe,

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 17th June 2013 at 22:56

Thanks John. Would like to know where photo is taken.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 18th June 2013 at 03:05

Wow.....nearly let this one slip by.....great photo John....I too can remember the smell of the steam trains as they stopped at Junction Terrace outside my grannies house.....No.22......Welcome back Ernest.....cheers!!!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 18th June 2013 at 09:16

Thanks Lizzie...cheers!!!

Comment by: John Morris on 18th June 2013 at 09:32

Hi Ernest, sorry I didn't reply to your question about location, it was taken from Midgy Bridge, Standish.

Comment by: sanibel fred on 19th June 2013 at 18:25

Lizzie. if we are thinking about the same Junction Terrace, the one that is adjacent to Ince Green Lane,near to the Council Offices,I thought that the steam trains that went through there were steam railcars.They made very little sound and I doubt if you could smell them. We used to call them Ghost Trains

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