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

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

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

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

comments (19)

  • Frances
  • United States
  • 6 Aug 2013, 00:20
This is a fantastic image Brian. The steam makes this one.
Brian Walbey: Yes the steam adds to the atmosphere and the man on the tender looking after the water supply arm, just like the old days.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Aug 2013, 01:10
Brilliant shot, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much ray.
well shot. i like the contribution of the steam to the atmosphere. doesn't the loco have a light in the front? only a small lamp is seen in the lower left corner
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ayush, the steam does add atmosphere. We didn't have lights on our locomotives, just the small lamps which designated the type of train being hauled. You might find the attached link interesting http://www.scalefour.org/resources/headcodes.html
  • Lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Aug 2013, 06:05
A steamy scene, Brian
Brian Walbey: Indeed Lisl, just like the old days.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Aug 2013, 06:59
All fired up & ready to go
Brian Walbey: Just about Chris. I note you didn't look at yesterdays image, it is a much more detailed shot of this lovely engine.
Love all that steam!!
Brian Walbey: Really gives a feeling of the atmosphere f the old days doesn't it.
Nice bit of steam. When they are working they are alive!
Brian Walbey: It made a change to photograph at Loughborough, not so much action but this sort of atmosphere.
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 6 Aug 2013, 09:18
A prize winning photograph if ever there was Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chad, sadly not many judges turn out to be railway fans.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 6 Aug 2013, 10:34
Lots of steam on her.
Brian Walbey: Yes the steam gives some fine atmosphere together with the man on the tender looking after the water supply hose.
Excellent shot, Brian,I need to find some steam,In answer to Ayush,doesn't the lamp signify the type of train it is hauling?
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frank. Don't you have the East Lancs.Railway not too far from you? You are right about Ayush's question, I have sent him the following link to explain http://www.scalefour.org/resources/headcodes.html
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk ... where the sun rises first in Britain
  • 6 Aug 2013, 13:03
... and very nice too, Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 6 Aug 2013, 14:46
Oh, what a steam covering even the face of this beautiful lady! A fine loco photo!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine, the steam gives it more atmosphere doesn't it.
Brilliant capture with the steam Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, the steam gives it atmosphere doesn't it.
A steamer alright!
Brian Walbey: Indeed Chantal, more character than today's electric trains.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Aug 2013, 21:16
Ooodles of atmosphere here. Ah... those were the days.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Alan, right down to the Fireman on the tender looking after the water pipe.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Aug 2013, 21:29
Letting off steam in a perfectly acceptable manner ; o)
Brian Walbey: Indeed Mike, just like the good old days.
Great steam shot!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom.
This is just wonderful Brian, having a top up of water?
Brian Walbey: Thanks sally, a nice reminder of days gone by.
Could have been torn from the pages of a locomotive history book, Brian. Brilliant!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Beverly.

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