Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 20th May, 2017)
Photo: John Morris (Nikon D700 with 24-85mm lens.)
I can almost smell the steam and smoke for here. A piece of Great British Engineering at it's best.
Well done John.
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.
Im full of a cold and have a runny nose so I cant smell anything
My favorite locomotive by far, she is beautiful.
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,
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.
I suspect a powerful engine.
Let's hope coal keeps going for many years to come, otherwise steam will come to a close.
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"!