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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 3rd June, 2015)

Britannia


Britannia
Britannia coming through Wigan North Western.

Photo: John Morris  ( Nikon D700)
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Comment by: irene roberts on 3rd June 2015 at 07:44

That's lovely. I can almost smell the steam.

Comment by: Helen on 3rd June 2015 at 08:16

Can't you just smell it !!

Wonderful photo.

Comment by: Giovanni on 3rd June 2015 at 09:19

Another pic of a steam loco on its way to Hogwarts!
Should please the anoraks of this town!

Comment by: Mick on 3rd June 2015 at 09:32

Very first oil rig I work on in the north sea in 1968 was named Britannia rig 65 it was owned by Santa Fe drilling co

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Comment by: Syd on 3rd June 2015 at 13:32

Now THAT is a train, a beautiful thing if ever there was one.

Comment by: Peter on 3rd June 2015 at 15:32

Great shot john
I was on the other platform to see this beautiful train come through

Comment by: Derek Platt on 3rd June 2015 at 16:26

Great picture. Now that's what I call a train. Looks like north west is better looked after than wallgate Station.

Comment by: britboy on 3rd June 2015 at 18:36

BR Standard Class 7 ....the first of the Brittania class to be built...1951...withdrawn
1966.

A young un by steam standards.

A thing of beauty, live steam at its best, living and breathing IMO.

Comment by: Alex on 3rd June 2015 at 20:44

What is those two signal lights on the station platform used for?

Comment by: Garry on 3rd June 2015 at 20:52

When did the train come through Wigan.

Comment by: John Morris on 3rd June 2015 at 22:23

Hi Garry, it came through on Saturday morning, heading north to Appleby then came back in the evening but I missed it then. Thanks for all the comments folks.

Comment by: Ian McCarthy on 3rd June 2015 at 22:45

are you Mick Shannon who used to work at
Gaskell in Wigan?

Comment by: aitch on 10th June 2015 at 13:19

We never called it a train in my day, it was the Engine, a train was what you pulled behind you, !!

Comment by: hen kart on 10th June 2015 at 21:42

Spent .many an hour on springs branch wall collecting namers

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