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Butterley Departure

Another shot from the Midland Railway Centre where we see, wearing its Thomas the Tank Engine livery, Ex.LMS 0-6-0T Jinty No.47327 departing Butterley for a round trip on 25th.July, 2012. I would have preferred to see the engine in a “normal” livery but at least it hadn’t got a fibreglass constructed and painted face on the front of it!  This is the locomotive from where this image from last week was taken.

Butterley Departure

Another shot from the Midland Railway Centre where we see, wearing its Thomas the Tank Engine livery, Ex.LMS 0-6-0T Jinty No.47327 departing Butterley for a round trip on 25th.July, 2012. I would have preferred to see the engine in a “normal” livery but at least it hadn’t got a fibreglass constructed and painted face on the front of it!  This is the locomotive from where this image from last week was taken.

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Oct 2012, 01:58
Oh...I dunno, Brian...perhaps a Thomas face on the front would look ok....
Brian Walbey: The last time we went to this railway all the locos had Thomas faces on, we'd chosen the wrong week to go!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 9 Oct 2012, 07:41
I think I prefer black livery!
Brian Walbey: I definitely do Chris, no doubt this is used as Thomas.
jump, before he hots me, LOL
I like the face....the expressions on children's faces when they see Thomas are priceless.....mind you I am a life long fan grin
Brian Walbey: I do agree Bill, but this really doesn't look like the Jinty i saw at the GCR gala on Saturday.
Quite an unusual livery Brian. I like the colours contrast!
Brian Walbey: If you are familiar with the Thomas the Tank Engine stories Richard, this loco is painted up to be used for Thomas weekends when they pit a smiling face on the front like this > http://www.gwsr.com/media/216546/thomas%20large.jpg
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 9 Oct 2012, 09:09
Now this is a train picture I can understand, Brian, thanks to my grandson!
Brian Walbey: Yes our Grandson went through the same stage when he was younger. It is good business for these heritage railways though.
A good POV here Brian smile I'm not mad on the livery either
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin. It's the Thomas livery as you no doubt have worked out.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Oct 2012, 13:53
I guess the Thomas the Tank engine look is to appeal mainly to the parents rather than the children. However, if it does bring on a new generation who can appreciate the joys of a steam engine then not all is lost.
Brian Walbey: I agree Alan, although what Rev.W.Awdry would make of the tangled web of corporate dealings with Thomas etc.over recent years I can't bear to think.
Punchy colour, nice capture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks John, the Thomas colour to a "T" I think.
I agree about the livery but if you want the youngsters to be enthusiastic then needs must.
Brian Walbey: I do agree with you Richard, without the Thomas events a lot of the heritage railways would struggle to keep going, and that includes the GCR at times I believe.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 9 Oct 2012, 18:14
The charm of the old stuff is never ending Brian.
Brian Walbey: Indeed not Chad.
Does make a nice bright picture, though, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes it does Graeme, especially s it was a dullish sort of day.
Wow! That's not what I think of as the Blue Train!
Brian Walbey: Nor I Tom, but Thomas is a good money spinner for heritage railways.
The blue is a great color for that engine!
Brian Walbey: It is painted that way for Thomas the Tank Engine events. You may not be familiar with Thomas but it is big over here, you can read about him here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_the_Tank_Engine

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