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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 26th April, 2016)

Royal Scot 46100

Royal Scot 46100
Wigan North Western station.

Photo: David  (Olympus Stylus)
Views: 3,578

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 26th April 2016 at 07:30

Oh, I love to see a steam locomotive, never tire of sitting with mug of tea & a Kitkat at Weybourne Station watching whats going on....

Comment by: Gary Leece on 26th April 2016 at 08:29

In British Railways days this loco was a rarity to the West Coast Main Line.It was based at Nottingham.

Good photo of arguably the most powerful 4-6-0s ever built.

Comment by: Johnny on 26th April 2016 at 09:00

A great sight to see!
This locomotive was deployed on the Kings Cross to Edinburgh route in its infancy. Many times I travelled on my own in the mid-50's by train to Euston to stay with relatives in London!

Comment by: Johnny on 26th April 2016 at 09:31

I confused my earlier post with the Flying Scotsman...maybe this loco only travelled on the East Coast route. Never seen it in the North-West on scheduled journeys!

Comment by: Mick on 26th April 2016 at 11:19

My first ever trip to London was on the Royal Scot this was in the early 60s, so it did travel on the west coast line.

Comment by: irene roberts on 26th April 2016 at 12:32

Wonderful! Bring back steam!

Comment by: Vb on 26th April 2016 at 13:46

These trains were certainly classy -unlike what we have now-there is no comparison.

Comment by: Jed on 26th April 2016 at 13:50


Comment by: britboy on 27th April 2016 at 00:05

A class lady

Comment by: Robin Leigh on 27th April 2016 at 01:53

I remember seeing 6100 from Black Bridge. My father explained to my mother the difference between the Royal Scot engine, 6100, and the Royal Scot train, 10am from Euston daily, and forget the Flying Scot. This would put it before 1950. I'm happy to see 46100 back on the mainline.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 27th April 2016 at 09:37

To see the station that Helen of Troy mentions, see:-
This is the Poppy Line/North Norfolk Railway. There`s a webcam at the following stations:-
Sheringham 1 and 2, Weybourne and Holt 1 and 2.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 27th April 2016 at 19:04

Might see you there one of these days Ernest !

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 28th April 2016 at 06:00

No doubt you`ve seen this website,

Comment by: Willow on 29th April 2016 at 08:12

love taking pictures of old trains working or rusting away

Comment by: john brown on 1st May 2016 at 11:31

Brilliant pic.David, how do you get to know when these engines are coming through Wigan?

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