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GCR - Loughborough - 23/2/13 1/7

Ex GWR Class 2885 2-8-0 No.3803 ready to join the 12.15p.m.departure for Leicester on 23rd.February, 2013.

GCR - Loughborough - 23/2/13 1/7

Ex GWR Class 2885 2-8-0 No.3803 ready to join the 12.15p.m.departure for Leicester on 23rd.February, 2013.

comments (15)

  • Frances
  • United States
  • 5 Aug 2013, 00:12
stunning shot of a great machine Brian. I love the bit of red up front it adds contrast to the rest of the engine.
Brian Walbey: She's a lovely beat isn't she. I guess the red buffer beam is a visual warning a bit like modern day-glo things.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 5 Aug 2013, 01:11
A fine-looking toy, Brian...much loved, it seems...
Brian Walbey: Indeed a fine engine Ray, but I bet Chris and Bill will be drooling over tomorrows, an even more impressive machine.
great shot. i don't recall if i have seen many photos of locos with four powered axles.
Brian Walbey: Yes there were several types of 2-8-0 produced Ayush, usually meant for heavy freight trains such as coal or minerals.
I have no idea what Ayush is referring to - but I like the colors on this loco and your angle on the photo!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth. Now Frank will know what Ayush means, to show your knowledge next time you speak just mention that this engine has four large driving wheels each side preceded by one small wheel, ie.2-8-0.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 5 Aug 2013, 06:59
And I'm eyeing the water tower nearby (or coal bin?), Brian. smile
Brian Walbey: It's the water tower Ginnie. Tomorrows and Wednesdays images show it being used to fill an engine Chris and Bill will drool over.
  • Lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Aug 2013, 06:59
Ah - you can't resist, Brian, can you?
Brian Walbey: Indeed not Lisl, I actually went to the station at Loughborough instead of further down the line for this weeks pictures. A certain gentleman with whom you go walking will enjoy this engine, and tomorrows.
this would also look nice with selective coloring
Brian Walbey: Thanks for that idea Chantal, might give it a try.
Very nice,Brian,lovely loco.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frank, an even more lovely one tomorrow, the GWR fans should love it.
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 5 Aug 2013, 12:45
Beast, monster, both these words seem to suit such a magnificent engine Brian.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Chad, a workhorse for heavy freight trains.
Nice shot Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks John.
And she looks in fine shape Brian.
Brian Walbey: She certainly is Bill.
A fine looking loco Brian, complete with water tower
Brian Walbey: Yes she is Janet, tomorrow she will be taking water.
She is a beauty Brian! Very nicely captured too.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk ... where the sun rises first in Britain
  • 5 Aug 2013, 19:27
I could get to like this one brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, you are certainly a long way from the GCR nowadays.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Aug 2013, 20:26
A friend of mine said that it the GCR was re-used for the main rail network, then we would not need to waste billions and billions on HS2. The GCR was built withi only minimum curves. So a lost GWR loco.
Brian Walbey: Yes the GCR was built to a more or less continental gauge in anticipation of a channel tunnel being built, sadly history didn't work out as planned. Apparently the GCR was the most modern railway of all in this country but now a lot of it has been built over and in Nottingham the Victoria Centre, named after the station, stands where the station used to be.

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