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Three Up

One for the railway enthusiasts among you this was taken many years ago at the Great Central Railway station at Loughborough. Each time one goes down there the locomotives and rolling stock are in different places but luckily on this occasion I was able to select this trio and photograph only their front ends together, or should that be their back ends?

 

Three Up

One for the railway enthusiasts among you this was taken many years ago at the Great Central Railway station at Loughborough. Each time one goes down there the locomotives and rolling stock are in different places but luckily on this occasion I was able to select this trio and photograph only their front ends together, or should that be their back ends?

 

comments (13)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 Jul 2012, 01:28
I suppose they are just "ends", Brian.They make a fine image.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Ray, I wonder which end the Driver calls the front, or is it always the front according to which end he is driving at.
Back or front - they're always a mystery to me!
Brian Walbey: At least they don't have to turn them round like steam engines Elizabeth.
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 14 Jul 2012, 05:30
Don't you just love trains, Brian?
Brian Walbey: Well I must admit I do Jennie, as do quite a few other chaps on SC., goes with our age I think smile
lots of trains all together, for maintenance
Brian Walbey: Indeed and they have more than just these three.
Brown seems a rather unorthodox colour for an engine.
Brian Walbey: There is a reason why this engine has been painted this colour, the loco's gold ochre livery is not strictly accurate, as D5830 never carried this distinctive colour scheme in mainline service. However, one member of the class did for a time in the 1960s. Unfortunately that locomotive (D5579, latterly 31400) was cut up in 1993.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Jul 2012, 08:35
I think the 31's livery is something called desert sand which BR tried out in the early '60s.I remember seeing a Western diesel in this colour scheme or soomething very similar
Brian Walbey: The loco's gold ochre livery is not strictly accurate, as D5830 never carried this distinctive colour scheme in mainline service. However, one member of the class did for a time in the 1960s. Unfortunately that locomotive (D5579, latterly 31400) was cut up in 1993.
Most of our rolling stock has been refurnished and sold to Iran and other third world countries. Another consequence of the High Speed policy here. To be able to see these machines, we now have to go to Teheran!!
Brian Walbey: What a shame Juan, we have no end of preserved diesels in this country in addition to all the steam engines.
not sure about which ends to consider, but i like it that all three are markedly different.
Brian Walbey: And they have more rthan just thse 3 Ayush, all different in design.
nicely grouped shot
Brian Walbey: As I said they are in different places each time one pays a visit.
I wonder if the person who dreamt up the brown livery was colour blind. I don't think i had ever seen it until we went to Loughborough. Good picture Brian
Brian Walbey: There is a reason why this engine has been painted this colour, the loco's gold ochre livery is not strictly accurate, as D5830 never carried this distinctive colour scheme in mainline service. However, one member of the class did for a time in the 1960s. Unfortunately that locomotive (D5579, latterly 31400) was cut up in 1993.
Great capture Brian. This brown colour is so unusual and is coming out nicely!
Brian Walbey: There is a reason why this engine has been painted this colour, the loco's gold ochre livery is not strictly accurate, as D5830 never carried this distinctive colour scheme in mainline service. However, one member of the class did for a time in the 1960s. Unfortunately that locomotive (D5579, latterly 31400) was cut up in 1993.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Jul 2012, 19:38
Oh I love these old diesels!
Brian Walbey: I'm not quite so enthusiastic as that Mike, being a steam man. but I am glad a large representative sample of them are being kept on heritage lines.
Doesn't matter which end, a stunningly good picture, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Graeme.

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