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Waiting to depart Loughborough Central running tender first ex GWR 4-6-0 King Class No.6023 with a midday passenger train for Leicester North.

Maureen says thanks for all your kind wishes yesterday.

04 gcr 27-04-2013 13.jpg

Waiting to depart Loughborough Central running tender first ex GWR 4-6-0 King Class No.6023 with a midday passenger train for Leicester North.

Maureen says thanks for all your kind wishes yesterday.

comments (21)

the mirror finish on the boiler is fitting for this royal named loco.
Brian Walbey: Onew of those engines that is very well looked after.
All dressed up spit and polished Brian... the King Edward II is ready to roll... my it's a beautiful thing... i like the Mate on the platform in the bowler hat....petersmile
Brian Walbey: The King is one of those engines that is always very well turned out Peter.
Oh so shiny! Dare I say it's pretty?!
Brian Walbey: You are definitely allowed to say she is pretty Elizabeth because she is. Lesson of the day, steam locos are always a she not an it, you can drop that in if Frank happens to talk trains sometime smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Nov 2013, 06:09
Magnificent beast of burden, Brian.

Dramatic shot, too!
Brian Walbey: Isn't she lovely Ray, and my favourite colour, although a lot of Great Western fans don't like it this colour apparently.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Nov 2013, 06:12
Maybe it won't be too long before this blue King is allowed out onto the main line..
Brian Walbey: Yes it has had a few problems since restoration but hopefully it's not too long before she has a run over the Devon Banks.
very well captured
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Nov 2013, 07:14
Hop aboard! Let's go, Brian...and Maureen!
Brian Walbey: You girls, I'm sure, would love a ride on one of these trains, and no doubt Astrid would find lots of inventive photos the rest of us miss.
I am starting to get used to the blue but would still rather see it in green grin
Brian Walbey: I did actually see this King way back then, but have no idea what colour it was, well it was 50+ years ago, indeed according to my Ian Allen (1958) this is the only King I did see, what a coincidence.
  • Gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 21 Nov 2013, 08:30
Someone has been out there with the Mr Seen Brian.
Brian Walbey: They certainly have Chad.
  • elleplate
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Nov 2013, 09:43
I know i'm supposed to be looking at the train, but i rather like the shadows on the platform too!
Brian Walbey: The shadows are from the lovely old style roof at the station, there will be a shot of the roof here around Christmas time, it is very impressive.
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun first rises in England
  • 21 Nov 2013, 10:59
Blimey that train is very very clean.
Brian Walbey: They certainly turn their engines out well at Loughborough.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Nov 2013, 12:29
a wonderful diagonal composition with all the geometrical lines!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine, as it was going tender (coal bunker) first I wanted to leave that out.
A handsome engine, Brian.
Brian Walbey: It certainly is Frank, and by coincidence the only one I ever saw way back all those years ago. (NB. I still have my 1958 Ian Allen and checked it out)
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Nov 2013, 12:33
a wonderful diagonal composition with all the geometrical lines!
King Edward II - I saw once a drama about him - an unhappy, gay king- and what a lot!
Nice picture....
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much.
They've got it looking splendid haven't they. Nice shot Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet. They look after their engines very well at the Great Central Railway.
It almost looks spanking new, Brian. The two men you've included in the shot look somewhat like toy figures that have been placed there.
Brian Walbey: They look after their engines very well at the Great Central Railway. I suppose it is the angle of view and recession that makes the men look smaller.
King Edward II seems coming out straight from the box Brian! Lovely capture.
Brian Walbey: Indeed she does Richard, she looks as new.
These trains are beautifully maintained, aren't they?
Brian Walbey: Indeed they are Tom, the people at GCR always turn out their engines looking superb.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Nov 2013, 22:15
This is a lovely colour for King Edward II; some much nicer than the GWR green. I like your lesson to Elizabeth smile
Brian Walbey: Yes I like this colour although GWR aficionado I believe prefer the green. Elizabeth picked up some railway jargon from me earlier this year especially to air her know;edge with Frank, it is a bit of a humorous thing between us.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Nov 2013, 22:16
Oh.. I like the strong shadows on the platform, too.
Brian Walbey: The shadows of from the newly completed and restored roof that has cost a lot of money. later this year I am showing a posting with the roof fully in view.

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