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photoblog image GCR - Loughborough - 23/2/13  3/7

GCR - Loughborough - 23/2/13 3/7

Ex GWR Class 6000 4-6-0 No.6023 King Edward II takes on water prior to joining the 1.15p.m.departure for Leicester on 23rd.February, 2013.

 

GCR - Loughborough - 23/2/13 3/7

Ex GWR Class 6000 4-6-0 No.6023 King Edward II takes on water prior to joining the 1.15p.m.departure for Leicester on 23rd.February, 2013.

 

comments (19)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Aug 2013, 00:25
She is a mighty machine, Brian...elegant, too.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Ray, an extremely powerful and fast express locomotive.
  • Frances
  • United States
  • 7 Aug 2013, 00:31
Wonderful shot Brian! Big, bold and powerful come to mind looking at this great engine.
Brian Walbey: Yes these were built for high speed running on express passenger trains.
It's a lovely blue - is blue unusual? Seems they're usually green or black?
Brian Walbey: Try Frank with this Elizabeth. When our railways were nationalised in 1948 as British Railways this blue livery was tried as an experimental colour for a while and the people who restored this lovely engine decided to paint it that colour. You'll soon know more than Frank smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Aug 2013, 06:51
Isn't this a truly magnificent sight Brian. I can't wait to see it out on the main line one day
Brian Walbey: Thought you would like this Chris, an even better angle of her tomorrow. She indeed would look very fine out on the main line, although I believe steam from Paddington is now out of the question because of the electrification, Brunel would be turning in his grave!
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Aug 2013, 06:54
The only thing missing is the shoot-em-up cowboys ready to make a heist, Brian! smile
Brian Walbey: Indeed Ginnie.
  • Lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Aug 2013, 07:03
Magnifique!
Brian Walbey: Isn't she just Lisl.
I'm still not convinced about the blue livery, although it was painted this colour at one time when in BR service. I would like to see it back in the original green
Brian Walbey: This livery was an experimental one from the first days of British Railways in 1948 so it is a pukka colour. I'm not a great GWR fan but admit it is a fine engine and as blue is my favourite colour this is all o.k.with me.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 7 Aug 2013, 08:01
How many litres or gallons of water do they take on
Brian Walbey: That water tender would hold 4,000 gallons when full Aussie. Sorry Adrian, wrong name, Aussie is my next comment along.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 7 Aug 2013, 08:04
Fantastic looking train. It's very true 'they don't make them like that anymore
Brian Walbey: Isn't she a beauty Aussie.
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 7 Aug 2013, 08:32
A fine image Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chad.
A most handsome machine Brian.
Brian Walbey: Isn't she a beauty Sally.
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk ... where the sun rises first in Britain
  • 7 Aug 2013, 09:12
Painted blue? ... is that traditional livery or a gimic.
Brian Walbey: When British railways was nationalised and formed in 1948 this blue livery was used on an experimental basis on some locos for a while before the whole fleet was painted in wither black or green.
A big blue beauty,Brian. smile Elizabeth's getting technical! My influence is working,Brian. smile
Brian Walbey: Isn't she a lovely engine Frank, and I say that as not the most ardent GWR fan. Do you think Elizabeth might be getting a few hints from somewhere else as well smile
Beautiful picture, great machine smile Regards
Brian Walbey: Many thanks for your comment.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Aug 2013, 14:08
Now that is a lovely colour; so much nicely GW green. It suits her well.
Brian Walbey: yes I quite like this colour,a change from overall green and black.
Lovely Loco
Brian Walbey: Beautiful isn't she John.
A sturdy machine.
Brian Walbey: Fine workhorses in their day Tom.
What a beautiful and elegant machine Brian!
Brian Walbey: Fine workhorses in their day Richard.
make it sepia with JUST the red bumper
Brian Walbey: A good idea Chantal but the railway purists would hate that, this colour means a lot to enthusiasts.

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