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I took this in the Engine Shed at the Great Central Railway at Lougborough. It is part of the driving mechanism on the side of a steam locomotive, and this is a small part of a very special locomotive being the “new build” A1 Peppercorn deigned 60163 Tornado. Since this was taken in 2008 this engine has run many thousands of miles already throughout Great Britain on special and excursion trains.

We are away In Norfolk for a few days, will play "catch-up" when we get back.

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I took this in the Engine Shed at the Great Central Railway at Lougborough. It is part of the driving mechanism on the side of a steam locomotive, and this is a small part of a very special locomotive being the “new build” A1 Peppercorn deigned 60163 Tornado. Since this was taken in 2008 this engine has run many thousands of miles already throughout Great Britain on special and excursion trains.

We are away In Norfolk for a few days, will play "catch-up" when we get back.

comments (16)

Oooh - shiny!!! Terrific photo Brian!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Jul 2012, 06:07
This precision machinery is a thing of wonder
Brian Walbey: I learnt to use lathes and things as a young man but the men who make these things are artists I feel.
A good abstract, Brian, a wonderful loco'.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 3 Jul 2012, 09:47
I like this very much Brain, good study of well engineered metal.
Brian Walbey: The handiwork is almost like a work of art Chad.
very good close up
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Jul 2012, 12:30
I've got mixed feelings about Tornado. Rather than build a new loco I feel that the money would be better used to preserve others. (I know that there were no A1s to restore). The elective colouring works very well.
Brian Walbey: I'm not sure I can agree Alan, it shows we still have the skills in this country to produce such wonderful things even when this country seems to be going to the dogs slowly.
a very nice still Brian.
Not a speck of dirt to be seen on it, Brian.
Very nice detail Brian.
I do like this Brian, precision engineered machinery close up is fantastic!
Brian Walbey: There is certainly some skill in making something like this.
Makes it appear even more special seeing a close up.
Brian Walbey: It has so many finely engineered parts Richard, perhaps we are not going to the dogs as quickly as I thought.
Very striking shot. Nice work.
Excellent image, Brian - that should be a prize-winner!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom, I might consider putting it in sa competition at my camera club.
Wonderful detail Brian!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Jul 2012, 01:03
Doesn't look like its seen grease, Yet, Brian.
Brian Walbey: It had by then Ray, but it is looked after very well.
Fine detail of a superb bit of machinery, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Graeme.

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