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GCR 6th.October, 2012 2/7

The little ‘Jinty’, ex LMS 0-6-0 Fowler Class 3F No.47406, pulls away from the down siding with a local freight bound for Loughborough Central. Photograph taken during the Great Central Railway Autumn Gala at Quorn.

GCR 6th.October, 2012 2/7

The little ‘Jinty’, ex LMS 0-6-0 Fowler Class 3F No.47406, pulls away from the down siding with a local freight bound for Loughborough Central. Photograph taken during the Great Central Railway Autumn Gala at Quorn.

comments (21)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Dec 2012, 00:31
That telephone-line pole is looking a bit obsolete, Brian...great to see it in your picture.
Brian Walbey: Yes they have all been left in-situ I believe although of course there aren't any cables attached these days. I do sometimes crop them out depending on the picture, I would hate to see one coming out of the chimney!!
I love how the smoke from the train blends right into the clouds!
Brian Walbey: Yes that works quite nicely, purely fortuitous of course.
  • Sally
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Dec 2012, 06:51
This is a really lovely shot Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sally.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Dec 2012, 06:56
The Jintys must have had more power than I gave them credit for. I was watching a 1950s film about the Lickey incline yesterday and they were using them as bankers in those days
Brian Walbey: I wasn't familiar with Jinty's coming from the LNER area but find them attractive little engines, and indeed, I believe they did work on the Lickey at times.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Dec 2012, 08:25
A scene very common until the 1950s. Did you catch the BBC4 programme last night on the start of the preservation scene? I preferred last week's as that was narrow gauge.
Brian Walbey: I did watch last night Alan, I thought it a good programme but did enjoy the narrow gauge one also, a bit too much of the SVR. last night, but then I am a member at the GCR of course!
  • Chad Doveton
  • where latitude and longitude meet
  • 18 Dec 2012, 08:32
It is just a life size toy train set Brian.
Brian Walbey: Indeed it is Chas, but it wouldn't fit in my house or garden!
I suppose we grew up with sights like this but memory has them in black and white grin
Brian Walbey: Yes I will perhaps try this in B.& W., thanks for the idea. BTW have you caught up with this set of images on Flickr from our friend in Bath http://www.flickr.com/photos/tiffp/ I told Richard this man is hiding his light under a bushel, they are very good.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Dec 2012, 09:08
What I used to call a guard's van tagging on behind - is it really a brake van for long lines of freight trucks?
Brian Walbey: They could be called either a brake or guards van Mike, all I know is they were b****y cold to travel in.
very much back in time
Brian Walbey: Yes it is Chantal, Bill suggests it might look o.k.in mono.
This has a lovely old-time look to it, Brian. Petticoat Junction comes to mind.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Beverly, these people go out of their way to make these trains look like the 50's and 60's.
More good stuff, Brian. smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Frank.
  • Blackpig
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Dec 2012, 12:52
Pig approval !
Brian Walbey: I can rest easy tonight knowing that smile
Lovely shot Brian, you were lucky with the good weather!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin, yes it was a very fine morning, if somewhat chilly.
It's a super shot Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Pauline.
Just love these old good trucks and vans ... now in 2012 I think they could be called charming
Brian Walbey: Indeed they should Richard, this is an evocative recreation of a local goods train I think.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Dec 2012, 17:34
A good vantage point Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes one of the best at Quorn I think.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 18 Dec 2012, 18:22
An enjoyable picture this, Brian, even if not my favourite subject
Brian Walbey: Thanks Lisl, I'm actually surprised that some of the SC ladies do actually enjoy railway pictures.
Does look like it would have it's place in a children's cartoon Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes it's like a train set toy isn't it.
Such a cute convoy Brian!
Brian Walbey: Yes it's like a train set toy isn't it.
Still doing the job!
Brian Walbey: Yes I quite like this little engine.
Delightful, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes it's like a train set toy isn't it.

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