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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 1st May, 2016)

Royal Scot

Royal Scot
Name plate.

Photo: John Morris  (Nikon D700)
Views: 4,170

Comment by: Garry on 1st May 2016 at 09:07

Very educational.

Comment by: Vb on 1st May 2016 at 10:16

Royal Scot was rebuilt by BR in 1950 and retired in 1962 and purchased by Billy Butlin to be a star attraction at Skegness. Returned to Bressingham Steam Museum as a static exhibit for 30years.............
A bit more biography to add to the Royal Scot's adventures!!

Comment by: john brown on 1st May 2016 at 11:28

Love it.

Comment by: Neil Cain on 1st May 2016 at 12:50

Now we buy in railway stock! Hard to believe.

Comment by: Ken R on 1st May 2016 at 16:39

Great photo. A Locomotive lover's dream.

Comment by: broady on 1st May 2016 at 17:43

What is the connection to Wigan??

Comment by: .Ozymandias. on 1st May 2016 at 20:13

I assume the Wigan connection would be the probability that the photograph would have been taken on Wigan North Western Station. That's just an assumption by the way.

Comment by: Garry on 1st May 2016 at 20:57

Broady..the connection is Wigan North West station were the locomotive stopped, that's the Wigan connection.
Get a grip!

Comment by: broady on 1st May 2016 at 21:37

Sorry!! I didn't recognize that stretch of track.

Comment by: Mick on 1st May 2016 at 22:12

Connection to Wigan could be because it once pulled some carriages with me in one of them on my first ever trip to London in the early 60s

Comment by: John Morris on 1st May 2016 at 22:38

Thank you for all the kind comments on this and yesterday's photo, I do appreciate them and I am pleased that they give so much pleasure.

Comment by: Gary 2r's on 1st May 2016 at 22:58

Garrry no need to be so rude, Broady asked a civil question, get a grip yourself

Comment by: Garry on 2nd May 2016 at 05:44

Broady-look at Saturday's P-a-D, it's the same engine.

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