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Date: 12/02/20 12:47
A. E. Brown Visits the LNER
Author: gbmott

Sorry folks, I'm a day late posting these but lost track of time. Mr. Brown didn't photograph much of the LNER and what there is is mostly static roster shots taken at Kings Cross.  Nonetheless, here's a sample.

1.  60028 Walter K. Whigham - Kings X 4-3-56  (an A4 photo is obligitory)
2.  60504 Mons Meg - Kings X 4-3-56 (Forgive a comment from a foreigner, but is there anything uglier than a Thompson A2/2 -- especially given what this started life as?)
3.  61562 - near Oxford 5-15-55 

Back to regularly scheduled programing (GW and SR) next week.

Gordon








Date: 12/02/20 13:32
Re: A. E. Brown Visits the LNER
Author: briancdn

Nice photos. That A4 is one elegant locomotive. They look large in a photo on their own, until compared to North American engines. We have a chance in Montreal to see an A4 at the CRHA museum in Delson sitting beside other equipment and the difference in size is amazing!
Looking forward to more photos of British steam.
Brian N.



Date: 12/02/20 20:25
Re: A. E. Brown Visits the LNER
Author: ironmtn

Another fine set of images -- thank you. The shot of the 60028 is just beautiful.

MC



Date: 12/03/20 07:40
Re: A. E. Brown Visits the LNER
Author: 86235

gbmott Wrote:
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> 2.  60504 Mons Meg - Kings X 4-3-56 (Forgive a
> comment from a foreigner, but is there anything
> uglier than a Thompson A2/2 -- especially given
> what this started life as?)
 Not only were they ugly, Thompson had a thing about keeping the connecting rods of the inside and outside cylinders the same length, but they weren't very good. The relative positions of the cylinders on the outside in relation to the inside cylinder caused frames to flex and fracture.



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