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photoblog image GCR Golden Oldies Gala - The Locos 4/7

GCR Golden Oldies Gala - The Locos 4/7

I went to the Great Central Railway at Loughborough on the first day of the "Golden Oldies" gala at the Spring Bank Holiday weekend.  This week will feature some of the very old locomotives on duty while I was there.  I have, at last, been playing about with RAW and all of this series utilises RAW, CS3 and Topaz.

Planet was another early steam locomotive built in 1830 by Robert Stephenson and Company, again for the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. It was the first locomotive to employ inside cylinders, and subsequently the 2-2-0 type became known as 'planets'. The replica was built in 1992 by the Friends of the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester and appears at the event with the permission of the museum.

As with the Rocket replica this locomotive also ran return trips to Quorn and back during the weekend.  You might enjoy this short video of Planet and Rocket out on the tracks.

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GCR Golden Oldies Gala - The Locos 4/7

I went to the Great Central Railway at Loughborough on the first day of the "Golden Oldies" gala at the Spring Bank Holiday weekend.  This week will feature some of the very old locomotives on duty while I was there.  I have, at last, been playing about with RAW and all of this series utilises RAW, CS3 and Topaz.

Planet was another early steam locomotive built in 1830 by Robert Stephenson and Company, again for the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. It was the first locomotive to employ inside cylinders, and subsequently the 2-2-0 type became known as 'planets'. The replica was built in 1992 by the Friends of the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester and appears at the event with the permission of the museum.

As with the Rocket replica this locomotive also ran return trips to Quorn and back during the weekend.  You might enjoy this short video of Planet and Rocket out on the tracks.

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comments (14)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Aug 2010, 06:45
A fine shot Brian: I'm not sure I've seen this one before
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris. I hadn't seen this before either.
This was some Gala Brian. Great photo and a super little video. The old Planet gets up a fair old pace!
Brian Walbey: And still 3 more locos to come yet Bill, this goes on to Sunday, complete with videos.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 12 Aug 2010, 07:46
Loved the video Brian, the workmanship on the planet is amazing
Brian Walbey: It is indeed Tony, thanks for your comment.
To be absolutely honest, I never thought I would enjoy a series about locomotives, but I find I am really looking forward to each day`s offering! The photography is truly wonderful and I think each image really makes you pause and appreciate the fantastic engineering and craftsmanship. So there! You have broadened my horizons! (:o)
Brian Walbey: Thanks Rosalyn, I am glad you are finding this series enjoyable. Quite a few of the ladies seem to enjoy railway images, not only mine but others as well.
That's a beauty Brian. I enjoyed the video
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Janet.
Excellent shot, I would have been tempted to remove the car.
Brian Walbey: Thanks John. I agree about the car but my cloning skills are not quite up to that, not a lot of bits to sample round the car.
Super image Brian..A joy to see.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ron.
This looks like a storybook engine, or a chine one kept for decoration on the mantelpiece
Brian Walbey: A replica of a real golden oldie Sheila, a tad too big for the mantlepiece though grin
great shot..detail..and compo...have a great weekend!!
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Sarina.
Fabulous engine Brian, nice shot smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Linda.
It must have been thought a marvel in its day - and it still is!
Brian Walbey: It certainly went down the line at a fair pace Tom.
  • Alan
  • Somewhere is Shropshire
  • 12 Aug 2010, 17:37
To me, it makes more sense to build a replica of the "Planet" and the "Rocket" rather than building "Tornado". Our railways owe more to these two and this is real history. I like the tools hanging from the bridge support.
Brian Walbey: I must admit to being a bit biased over Tornado Alan having grown up on the LNER. The tools are for raking the fireboxes out aa the pit is under Comet.
Looks like it was a grand event Brian, a fascinating looking engine indeed.
Brian Walbey: It was a great event Les, still three more locos to come up till Sunday, and a few videos.
wonderful shot, you have really brought out the beauty of this engine
Brian Walbey: Thanks Derek.

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