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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 20th May, 2017)

Jubilee class

Jubilee class
Locomotive Galatea, at speed, with The Great Britain X tour at Wigan North Western station.

Photo: John Morris  (Nikon D700 with 24-85mm lens.)
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Comment by: Colin Harlow on 20th May 2017 at 08:21

I can almost smell the steam and smoke for here. A piece of Great British Engineering at it's best.
Well done John.

Comment by: irene roberts on 20th May 2017 at 09:49

That's lovely! From an era when trains, cars and buildings had character. As Colin says, I can almost smell the steam and the dusty bench-seats and I am six years old and going to Southport with my Mam and Dad.

Comment by: Mick on 20th May 2017 at 10:57

Im full of a cold and have a runny nose so I cant smell anything

Comment by: britboy on 20th May 2017 at 12:36

My favorite locomotive by far, she is beautiful.

Comment by: Syd on 20th May 2017 at 12:50

There has obviously been a staggering amount of work put into that locomotive for it to look that way.
Congratulations to the restorers, and all that worked on her,
Just fabulous.

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 20th May 2017 at 14:50

Built by LMS at Crewe works in 1936, transferred to Woodham scrapyard in 1965, then in 1980 purchased for preservation, in 2013 restored to working order.

Comment by: Howard P on 20th May 2017 at 14:52

I suspect a powerful engine.

Comment by: Garry on 20th May 2017 at 14:55

Let's hope coal keeps going for many years to come, otherwise steam will come to a close.

Comment by: Ellen on 20th May 2017 at 17:20

Ancient and modern,(to misquote a phrase)!
I, too could almost smell the steam,from all the way across the "pond"and about a third of Canada!
Really got to love these literally awesome "creatures"!

Comment by: john on 8th July 2017 at 19:31

Super Duper.

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