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photoblog image GCR - Loughborough 27-4-13 #5

GCR - Loughborough 27-4-13 #5

Ex British Railways Standard Class 2 2-6-0 No.78019 runs light engine to pick up its next train from Loughborough Central. The crew seem to be posing especially for the band of photographers.  This is one of the most photographed locomotives at the GCR.these days.

GCR - Loughborough 27-4-13 #5

Ex British Railways Standard Class 2 2-6-0 No.78019 runs light engine to pick up its next train from Loughborough Central. The crew seem to be posing especially for the band of photographers.  This is one of the most photographed locomotives at the GCR.these days.

comments (17)

I like the little lantern on the front!
Brian Walbey: They always used those on steam locomotives, indeed it is possible to buy them if you can find them, for a price! I would love one to stand on our hearth in the lounge. Lesson 2 this week, the number of, and positioning of the lamps identifies the type of train being hauled, just slip that into conversation with Frank one day, he's bound to be impressed smile
  • Gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 22 Nov 2013, 06:26
Who could blame them in such a prestigious position Brian.
Brian Walbey: The track runs right up against a fence here and offers a good place for head on shots like this.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Nov 2013, 07:30
Well, she is a beauty, Brian. No wonder.
Brian Walbey: Indeed she is Ginnie, and how fortunate the engine crew were both peering out of the cab.
good angle
Brian Walbey: The track runs right up against a fence here and offers a good place for head on shots like this.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Nov 2013, 08:30
A wonderfully simple & effective design weren't they
Brian Walbey: They were indeed Chris, what a shame they nearly all had to go.
  • elleplate
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Nov 2013, 08:38
Are they wondering if they are going to run you over perhaps?
Brian Walbey: The track runs right up against a fence here and offers a good place for head on shots like this.
A great shot Brian, the red really stands out well!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin. it isn't all that long since was overhauled, the red buffer beam hasn't had chance to fade as yet.
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun first rises in England
  • 22 Nov 2013, 11:33
I think they also like to create steam for the photographers. But not on this occasion.
Brian Walbey: It was quite a warmish day for April, not good for steam to be created.
Good shot, Brian - the personnel add a nice touch!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom. Very fortunate the engine crew were both peering out of the cab.
Great capture of this beauty Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard. she is a beauty.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Nov 2013, 18:07
I always thought that these were quite attractive locos and very business-like. I can just imagine the other photographers there! Yours will be the best shot, of course smile
Brian Walbey: Yes business-like and able to do just about anything I believe. Thanks for the compliment Alan, of course mine was the best, I was the only one there at that point smile
A splendid workhorse Brian
Brian Walbey: Indeed they were/are Bill, this one travels to heritage lines all over the country, got to earn its keep I presume.
Nice viewpoint and capture Brian
Brian Walbey: The track runs right up against a fence here and offers a good place for head on shots like this.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 22 Nov 2013, 21:10
I had a jigsaw like this once -in fact it is stil in the attic (about 50 years' old)
Brian Walbey: I wonder if all the pieces are still there, why not have a go and put it together again.
Beautiful History!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much.
  • Les Auld
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Nov 2013, 08:42
Love these Ivatts well caught Brian
Brian Walbey: THanks Les. Yes fine engines, this one gets about all over the place nowadays.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Nov 2013, 05:50
Nicely dramatic...I can imagine you sprawled on your stomach beside the line, and the driver and his fireman are having bets about whether you will be able to stand up afterwards...

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