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photoblog image GCR Autumn Gala - October 2011 4/7

GCR Autumn Gala - October 2011 4/7

Ex LMS Class 8F No.8624 travels south towards Leicester with the “Windcutter” demonstration train, the wagons for which were restored with funds donated by the readers of Steam Railway magazine.

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

GCR Autumn Gala - October 2011 4/7

Ex LMS Class 8F No.8624 travels south towards Leicester with the “Windcutter” demonstration train, the wagons for which were restored with funds donated by the readers of Steam Railway magazine.

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

comments (17)

  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Apr 2012, 04:57
Amazing, those wonderful locomotives. They did a great job restoring it. Great angle. I bet a lot of people were at the track. (I mean NOT on the rails)
Brian Walbey: There were several thousand people spread along the stations over the eight mile route Astrid. There is a barrier in front of where I, and others, including Les Auld for some of the time, were standing to take this lovely engine.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Apr 2012, 06:40
I expect 8Fs were only rendered in black Brian but this LMS passenger livery quite suits it
Brian Walbey: In most books 8F's are shown in black, but I like this livery, growing up on the LNER I wasn't familiar with these colours.
I'm sure Chris is right and I agree it looks good in LMS red
Brian Walbey: It does look good, but of course growing up in LNER territory I never saw many engines painted up like this.
Railway engines are such proud looking beasts.
Brian Walbey: They are indeed Chad, this one is a fine looking one.
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Apr 2012, 09:52
Modern trains will never be looked at in awe like we used to look at our steam trains Brian.
Brian Walbey: I couldn't agree more Peter.
A good shot Brian, I had the same thought as Chris about the livery.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frank. Growing up in LNER territory in the Cambridge area I rarely ever saw engines in this colour scheme.
That dark red is very proper Brian.
Brian Walbey: I's a nice change from black Juan, which is what most of this class of engine were painted.
  • Richard Trim
  • At last I am back in Leicester
  • 19 Apr 2012, 12:12
What's wrong with the traditional original colour scheme ... They were after all just utility beasts invented to haul impetuous human travellers out and about. Perhaps the gaudy make-up was just to make the whole smokey smelly noisy crowded experience a little more pleasant.
Just thought I'd turn the traditional thinking on its head [grin]
Brian Walbey: I guess you and I never saw engines painted like this where we lived Richard, and these weren't actually painted this colour, but it is a bit more attractive than some of these modern colour schemes on some of today's trains I feel, some of them are quite Yuk!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Apr 2012, 12:55
The LMS had a fine livery as here for some of its locos. "Princess Elizabeth" was supposed to coming close tothe Mad House today but she's got a problem with a steam pipe so it's "Bittern" instead; not quite so interesting. I can remember climbing over Elizabeth when she was "stuffed" in a Butlin's holiday camp back in early 1970s.
Brian Walbey: You have just passed a comment regarding Bittern to a man with A4's and the LNER in his blood Alan, I will let you off this time but don't ever let it happen again smile I can remember my Dad saying that to me more than a few times smile
A majestic machine Brian, love the bold colours!
Brian Walbey: It is indeed Martin and yes, fine colours.
Great shot, Brian really gets the power of the machine across.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom, I get that feeling also from this close angle.
Quite a handsome engine Brian!
Great capture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, these were very powerful workhorses.
Lucky the supporters can raise this sort of money to save these waggons.
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Martin, it was quite a lengthy campaign via the magazine but they got there in the end.
Red or Black we should just be grateful it is running again Brian, good shot.
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Les.
You've caught this just right, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Graeme.
Next stop Hogwarts! Nice capture. Cheers, Dave.
Brian Walbey: Definitely Hogwarts colour I believe, thanks Dave.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Apr 2012, 10:27
She's a beauty in this livery, Brian.

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