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GCR 6th.October, 2012 1/7

Glorious in a brand new livery ex Southern Region Class N15 4-6-0 No.777 Sir Lamiel heads towards Leicester North with a passenger train. Photograph taken during the Great Central Railway Autumn Gala at Quorn.

GCR 6th.October, 2012 1/7

Glorious in a brand new livery ex Southern Region Class N15 4-6-0 No.777 Sir Lamiel heads towards Leicester North with a passenger train. Photograph taken during the Great Central Railway Autumn Gala at Quorn.

comments (25)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Dec 2012, 00:27
"Glorious" describes it about right, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Looks good doesn't she Ray. We had a great programme on last week when a guy rode the Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin, what a train ride. You might be able to pick it up here http://www.channel5.com/shows/chris-tarrant-extreme-railways/episodes/episode-2-465 but I can't guarantee that.
My first thought was "Grand Canyon Railway"!!!
Brian Walbey: You could argue that if we hadn't invented trains way back a long tome ago then there might not be a Great Canyon Railway, but I know there is and I really would love to ride on it.
the new livery is very obvious Brian, i can make out reflections of the lush greenery. are these galas quite common?
Brian Walbey: Yes she looks good doesn't she. They have a lot of galas during the year aimed at different markets and this is one of the three geared towards enthusiasts. this is their programme for 2013 http://www.gcrailway.co.uk/special-events/
Reminds me of my Miles Davis Album 'Steaming'. I must play it again Sam ... er I mean Brian.
Brian Walbey: I used to quite like Miles Davis although I don't think I ever bought any of his records.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Dec 2012, 06:42
I suspect that apple green is a genuine 1930s livery Brian. Only guessing though...
Brian Walbey: I believe it is Chris, but just wait till you see Cheltenham later in the week, that really is Southern green.
Looking like new! a fine sight Brian.
Brian Walbey: Isn't she grand Bill, we shall have to get you and the lads up here for a gala next year, even if it is one of the smaller affairs.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Dec 2012, 08:55
You have more old trains there than you can shake a stick at, Brian. I love it for you.
Brian Walbey: Old trains all over the country Ginnie, great isn't it. Mind you we are going to the English Lakes in May and there isn't a preserved railway there, I worked that out all wrong!!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 17 Dec 2012, 09:40
Full steam ahead great looking Train
Brian Walbey: Isn't she a grand sight vintage.
I love the steam, good timing there
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal, this is a very popular spot for photographs.
That's brightened the day, thanks, Brian. smile
Brian Walbey: A pleasure Frank, she looks good doesn't she.
  • Chad Doveton
  • where latitude and longitude meet
  • 17 Dec 2012, 10:29
A classic image Brian. I enjoyed the BBC4 programme on steam railways which I am sure you would have seen.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chad. I did see the programme and the second and final part is on BBC4 this evening, don't miss it.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Dec 2012, 13:06
Aaaah.. yes, some steam and from the Southern Railway, too. I bet she's never looked better.
Brian Walbey: Well she certainly looks good now Alan.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 17 Dec 2012, 14:40
I actually took a picture of a steam train last week, Brian, but nothing as magnificent as this.........
Brian Walbey: I'm sure your picture was alright Lisl, I am well practised at these shots though, thanks for your comment.
Loco looks fantastic Brian!
Brian Walbey: Yes she does Juan, thanks.
Beautiful gleaming paintwork, I do like that green colour, lovely shot Brian!
Brian Walbey: Not long out of the paintshop I think Martin.
A fine evocation of yesteryear Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Fred.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Dec 2012, 18:32
A classic in very fine condition.
Brian Walbey: Yes she looks good doesn't she.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Dec 2012, 18:33
Super locomotive and nothing that gives the year away. Fine shot Brian.
Brian Walbey: Tanks John, she does look good in her fresh paint.
Great capture brian. We can feel the loco in its effort!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, this is a good spot just after it has pulled out of the station.
I love it when you bring out your trains to play with Brian !... wonderful capture....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter, I'm afraid you will have to endure more trains until Sunday smile
great sense of movement as it emerges from behind the building... very well composed!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sesan, this is as the train pulls away and is working hard to get going, an ideal spot.
A fine old machine!
Brian Walbey: Looks good doesn't she Tom.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Dec 2012, 22:38
I love these old steamers.... That is the real work. I can almost smell them and hear the whistle blow....
Brian Walbey: Can't beat them Astrid, although I am very impressed with some of the modern trains in Europe, we travelled on an ICE from Koln to Brussels in 2003, what a ride.
A well polished effort all round, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Graeme.
  • Sally
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Dec 2012, 06:59
This is a beautiful train Brian, I didn't know they had an old line in Quorn, I used to live that way, but at that time, steam was just being fazed out, sadly. There's a line here at Cranmore that I visit sometimes, there's nothing like the smell of steam is there.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sally. The Great Central Railway from Loughborough to Leicester is one of the leading heritage lines in the U.K.and runs through Quorn and Rothley. There website is here http://www.gcrailway.co.uk/ it is now a major tourist attraction in this area. I live in Shepshed BTW, are you familiar with there at all?

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