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photoblog image GCR Autumn Gala - October 2011 2/7

GCR Autumn Gala - October 2011 2/7

Ex Southern Region “King Arthur” Class No.30777 Sir Lamiel heads for Leicester North with a mid-day passenger train.

Photographed at Quorn on the Great Central Railway, 28th.October, 2011.

GCR Autumn Gala - October 2011 2/7

Ex Southern Region “King Arthur” Class No.30777 Sir Lamiel heads for Leicester North with a mid-day passenger train.

Photographed at Quorn on the Great Central Railway, 28th.October, 2011.

comments (15)

The shiny red parts on these is always so striking!
Brian Walbey: I suppose it is the old equivalent of the big yellow painted area on the front of modern trains.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Apr 2012, 05:58
Thank heaven one of these was saved in the nation collection because they were all gone before the preservation movements began
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Chris, and it is a very popular engine.
I wonder just what the drag factor is for these engines with their less than aerodynamic fronts Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yews indeed Chad, such things didn't matter much in those days, steam engines realistically are very inefficient anyway.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Apr 2012, 08:38
I never remember them sparkling like this when they were actually in service. Probably didn't have an eye for the detail as a child.
Brian Walbey: I think it depended what sort of train it was Mike, the famous expresses usually shone quite well but local and freight trains were a different matter.
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Apr 2012, 09:53
Back to my childhood days Brian superb capture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter, and my childhood days as well but not with Southern Region engines but LNER ones from Kings Cross.
Fabulous capture with the steam on the engine's side Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
They were one of the most elegant of engines, nice shot Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, I remember you said once before you like this class of engine.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Apr 2012, 13:05
I must take a sweeping landscape one day with a steam train running through, nice shot Brian.
Brian Walbey: I often think about doing that myself John, the GCR doesn't lend itself to that type of shot very much.
A lovely old steam engine Brian! And you've captured it with all the steam pumping out, very evocative smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Martin.
Trains, especially steam ones inspire!!
great shot
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Rob.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Apr 2012, 14:57
These were some of my favourite locomotives. It was the first class of locomotives to have smoke deflectors.
Brian Walbey: Yes Bill used to like these as well apparently Alan. Like yesterdays Bulleid I only saw these when going on holiday.
  • Richard Trim
  • At last I am back in Leicester
  • 17 Apr 2012, 15:15
An engine full of character
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Richard, and it belongs to us, well the nation via the Railway Museum.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 17 Apr 2012, 17:58
Lovely to see it in full steam, Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Lisl, and this one also pulls excursions on the national railway network.
That's better. Pointing in the right direction! An elegant looking machine, Brian.
Brian Walbey: It is a very popular locomotive Graeme, and looks just right with the Southern Region green coaches.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Apr 2012, 10:31
Very impressive!

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