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photoblog image GCR - Loughborough - 23/2/13  4/7

GCR - Loughborough - 23/2/13 4/7

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

 

GCR - Loughborough - 23/2/13 4/7

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

 

comments (15)

  • Frances
  • United States
  • 8 Aug 2013, 00:28
What a great shot Brian. This is a wonderful old engine, with great color.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frances, one can see more of her in this view.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Aug 2013, 00:54
Phew! Radiates power!
Brian Walbey: Indeed Ray, they were very powerful.
You had a great subject to frame Brian... and you did it so well....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter, isn't she lovely.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 Aug 2013, 07:08
It looks exactly as it would have been in the early 1950s. I remember photographing this loco as a hulk about 25 years ago, it seemed un-restorable then
Brian Walbey: I think that there have been a lot of problems getting her to this level of restoration but it just shows the determination of enthusiasts.
The other end of the scale to the picture Frances has posted this morning. In my train spotting days....short trousers, pencil and Ian Allen book at the ready, the site of a King coming into St David's Station in Exeter, usually at the head of the Cornish Riviera Express was the ultimate excitement.
Brian Walbey: Yes the total opposite of Frances picture. Just like you at Exeter my friend and I used to catch the local train to Hitchin on Saturdays and join the other spotty youths watching the ECML.expresses and if an A4 was seen in the distance the cry went up, "Streak, streak!" My 1958 Ian Allen tells me I saw all the A4's currently running at that time.
enjoying the train series a lot Brian
Brian Walbey: I'm please to hear that Chantal.
Wonderful! Straigt from the box Brian...
Brian Walbey: It almost seems like that doesn't it.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 Aug 2013, 15:19
I like the reflections in this proud locomotive and her tender wagon - the locodriver should be lurking out of the window as I remember from childhood days. A very fine photo -you are the loco photographer next to Chris, Alan, Bill, and Frances (the only lady)!
Brian Walbey: yes it is a fine looking engine isn't it, I seem to remember the crew were grabbing a quick break before taking another train down to Leicester.
  • Lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Aug 2013, 15:25
Overwhelming me with these monsters, Brian - but as I said before, I am beginning to rather like them!
Brian Walbey: I'm actually quite pleased that some of you ladies do find such pictures, and not only mine, interesting Lisl, this is a very fine looking machine after all.
What a brilliant restoration Brian, she looks outstanding, especially in front of that dark sky.
Brian Walbey: Yes a very fine looking engine Sally, thanks for your comment.
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk ... where the sun rises first in Britain
  • 8 Aug 2013, 19:05
yummy Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes she looks good, even for a GWR machine smile
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk ... where the sun rises first in Britain
  • 8 Aug 2013, 19:08
Brian, when I was about twelve I used to cycle from Cambridge to Huntingdon on the old A6o3 ...now the A14 !!!!!! .... to catch all the Kings Cross trains to the north. Wonderful days
Brian Walbey: When my friend and I were about the same age, and remembering our Dad's worked for BR.so we got cheap tickets, we regularly caught the train to Hitchin on Saturdays and watched the same trains you would have seen at Huntingdon. We also came to Cambridge quite regularly as well, who knows, you might even have been on the platform there at the same time as us. A couple of times we were even allowed to venture up to Kings Cross and Liverpool Street, you wouldn't let a youngster do that now!
A fine old engine!
Brian Walbey: Indeed Tom, a classic for GWR fans.
A good series of locomotives Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks John.
i love the royal looking blue. very good condition, it seems, from the cosmetic appearance at least
Brian Walbey: This fine old loco is n full working condition Ayush and shortly after moved off to haul yet another train full of passengers.

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