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GCR Autumn Gala - October 2011 5/7

Ex LMS Class 3F “Jinty” No.47406 runs past with a two coach local passenger train bound for Loughborough

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

GCR Autumn Gala - October 2011 5/7

Ex LMS Class 3F “Jinty” No.47406 runs past with a two coach local passenger train bound for Loughborough

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

comments (16)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 20 Apr 2012, 00:23
The Coaches look a little worn
Brian Walbey: They run so many trains on these big galas that they have to pull a few of the older coaches in to use, I guess as long as they are in safe condition it is o.k.to do that.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Apr 2012, 07:08
They must have built thousands of these engines Brian: we had them at Bath Green Park as shunting locos until superceded by Western panniers
Brian Walbey: Again being an LNER man I saw very few of these but I did see this particular one from when it was a kit of bits laying by the side of the shed at Loughborough to how it is now, a little beauty isn't she.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Apr 2012, 07:17
The best thing: seeing the guys stick their heads out! grin
Brian Walbey: They had very little vision through the front windows on the cabs Ginnie so it is easier this way, goodness knows what it was like on express trains in the old days, and that would be the same for every country in the world.
Brian won't like your comment Ginnie.

Now this would have been just the engine to have a drive of.
Brian Walbey: I don't mind the heads out by the crew, they used to have to do that, but it's the idiots in the coaches that get my goat. It would be nice to have a go on one of these wouldn't it.
Indestructible little workhorses Brian
Brian Walbey: I believe they were Bill, we had their equivalents on my side of the country although the ones that came to where I grew up were always 0-6-0 tender engines on local freight and shunting duties.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Apr 2012, 08:46
The Morris Minor of its day.
Brian Walbey: They certainly were Mike, good to know a few have survived.
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Apr 2012, 10:00
You are really taking us train enthusiasts back in time Brian great series.
Brian Walbey: I'm glad you are enjoying this series Peter, I have a follow up series from a later gala coming up in a few weeks time.
This location really is the business Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a very popular spot Chad, one of the few places a decent shot can be taken without having to purchase a track side pass allowing one to go almost anywhere.
A fine engine Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Martin, a fine old workhorse in its day as a few others have commented.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Apr 2012, 12:38
Such short trains must have proved a lifeline to the small communities in rural parts. I like the semaphore signals.
Brian Walbey: Indeed they did Alan and were often push/pull services.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Apr 2012, 16:06
I remember trains like this on the Metropolitan line when I was young, even visiting the signal box at Chorleywood with my primary school class, and having a go shifting points on a siding, all gone now.
Brian Walbey: I believe the Met had steam running for a long time after everyone else and I tried a signal lever when I was a child, very hard work. Talking of the Met I saw this last Saturday http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianaw2010/6933758500/in/photostream
an small tender 0-3-0?
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Juan, over here we work on the basis "number of axles times 2" ie.3 axles = 6 wheels equals 0-6-0. You can read more here http://www.railway-technical.com/st-clasif.shtml
The engine seems to be in a sound condition Brian! Fine capture.
Brian Walbey: It is Richard, it came out from the workshop after a very long restoration period last year.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 20 Apr 2012, 21:07
I like to see the driver and fireman, too, Brian
Brian Walbey: They had to do this to see most of the time, there is only a very little window in the front of the cab.
I can feel this rocking and swaying, Brian.
Brian Walbey: I think they did rock and sway Graeme, I used to go on the shunting engine at Royston when I was a lad, my Dad worked there and arranged it for me with the driver, and that certainly felt a bit unstable.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Apr 2012, 10:26
Lovely little thing, Brian.

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