Photo-a-Day (Monday, 9th May, 2016)
Photo: John Morris (Nikon D700)
I never tire of seeing Proper train photos. This one I seem to recall from my train spotting days.
Is it a funeral train.
Great British engineering ...and still going strong.
I wish they'd left it in red. Cracking photo though :)
No Mick it is not a funeral train but it was carrying the headboard as a memorial, to a well liked and respected engineer from York Railway Museum, who died recently. His nickname was Matey.
Maroon not Red Dave OY. Yes I agree and it would match the rolling stock too.
Lovingly presevered and a pleasure to look at!
There's only one proper colour for a 'Jub' and that's green. Can't tell if that's black or green in the pic....must get mi specs updated.:)
Great shot John! So that's the name of that overbridge, didn't know it had one!
According to his firing log, my late brother, Jimmy Lonesome fired this loco on a couple of occasions during his time at the Branch. Apologies for using your photo as a vehicle to communicate John, but if you'd care to contact me Irene I have another priceless objet d'art that you may like to add to your collection.
Nev, bottom of Midgey Lane,Standish, i have lived near the bridge for 75 years and never heard it called that, BUT, it is an obvious name, given that it is where it is.
Never saw the Leander in moroon only its sister locomotive 45699 Galetea but could be wrong.
Good action pic, great Loco class.
All the named LMS engines were painted maroon when new. They were painted black during wartime. BR painted them green as part of the standardization effort, but nobody liked it except the GWR folk so they went back to the original colors for a few years before the disiesels took over.
Robin..Diesel's that's how you spell it!
As for the colour, it wasn't maroon, it was crimson Lake