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photoblog image Thunderbirds are go!

Thunderbirds are go!


Virgin Trains have a number of Class57/3 Diesel Locomotives in their stable. They usually act as rescue engines, recovering the Pendelinos and other Electris when they fail or are diverted over lines that are not electrified. To that end they are nicknamed "Thunderbirds" after the puppet series of that name and they all carry names of characters from the show.

57033 Alan Tracy is seen here waiting for it's next call to action at the end of Preston station.

Thunderbirds are go!


Virgin Trains have a number of Class57/3 Diesel Locomotives in their stable. They usually act as rescue engines, recovering the Pendelinos and other Electris when they fail or are diverted over lines that are not electrified. To that end they are nicknamed "Thunderbirds" after the puppet series of that name and they all carry names of characters from the show.

57033 Alan Tracy is seen here waiting for it's next call to action at the end of Preston station.

comments (4)

  • JulianG
  • Argentina
  • 24 Jul 2009, 01:51
Nice colors Les, is a HDR? Greetigs smile
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment Julian, not HDR but processed using the Topaz Adjust filter in Photoshop.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Jul 2009, 07:37
One thing is for sure, they may be virgin thunderbirds and all, but they don't make as good a picture as the old steam models. And it is definitely not about the photographer.
Les Auld: Boxes on wheels Louis, they are quite boring, thanks for the comment.
I like the idea of a railway company with a sense of humour!
Les Auld: Something you do not see very often these days Bill, thanks for the comment.
Nice idea about their naming Les.
Les Auld: It is indeed Ron, thanks for the comment.

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