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Date: 03/16/24 11:28
Big Steam on the East Lancashire Railway today
Author: RailRyder

The first two shots are of the northbound double header at Ramsbottom, and the third shot is at Summerseat, on the East Lancaster Railway for their Legends of Steam event this weekend

-Jim Fetchero

 








Date: 03/16/24 20:18
Re: Big Steam on the East Lancashire Railway today
Author: boejoe

Very nice.  Colorful locos.
jb



Date: 03/18/24 02:26
Re: Big Steam on the East Lancashire Railway today
Author: JPB

Wow! Great photos of two great looking locomotives! Are these locomotives enabled to pull excursions on the UK mainlines at speed?



Date: 03/18/24 04:24
Re: Big Steam on the East Lancashire Railway today
Author: UP951West

Four stars ! Superior images . Thanks for sharing. 



Date: 03/18/24 05:13
Re: Big Steam on the East Lancashire Railway today
Author: march_hare

Shot#1 is a gem. Well deserved IOTD, and a first, I think, for a non-North American subject. (We're a bit provincial here). 



Date: 03/18/24 06:44
Re: Big Steam on the East Lancashire Railway today
Author: masterphots

JPB Wrote:
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> Wow! Great photos of two great looking
> locomotives! Are these locomotives enabled to pull
> excursions on the UK mainlines at speed?

Hopefully.  Years ago I tried chasing Sir Nigel on Settle to Carlisle and it was like a low flying object.  Factor in the country lanes and chasing was quite impossible.  Working around stops got some great phots



Date: 03/18/24 07:20
Re: Big Steam on the East Lancashire Railway today
Author: atsf121

Gorgeous locomotives!



Date: 03/18/24 09:38
Re: Big Steam on the East Lancashire Railway today
Author: wp1801

British locomotives can be gorgeous!



Date: 03/18/24 11:13
Re: Big Steam on the East Lancashire Railway today
Author: timz

Britannia... that's a 2-cylinder? Built in the 1950s?
Or late 1940s?



Date: 03/18/24 16:49
Re: Big Steam on the East Lancashire Railway today
Author: hsr_fan

Beautiful!



Date: 03/19/24 00:00
Re: Big Steam on the East Lancashire Railway today
Author: railsmith

timz Wrote:
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> Britannia... that's a 2-cylinder? Built in the
> 1950s?
> Or late 1940s?

Yes, two-cylinder. The Britannia class was built from January 1951 to December 1954, in three orders. No. 70000 was the first of 55. It's one of two preserved (the other is 70013 Oliver Cromwell.)

No. 70000 was the first of 999 British Railways "Standard" locomotives designed and built after nationalization, in 12 different classes.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/19/24 00:02 by railsmith.



Date: 03/19/24 09:10
Re: Big Steam on the East Lancashire Railway today
Author: RailRyder

JPB Wrote:
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> Wow! Great photos of two great looking  locomotives! Are these locomotives enabled to pull excursions on the UK mainlines at speed?

Yes, here is your chance, for example:  https://steamdreams.co.uk/journey/london-to-chester/



Date: 03/19/24 11:21
Re: Big Steam on the East Lancashire Railway today
Author: exhaustED

march_hare Wrote:
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> Shot#1 is a gem. Well deserved IOTD, and a first,
> I think, for a non-North American subject. (We're
> a bit provincial here). 

Not quite a first!



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