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The Great Marquess


Ex LNER K4 Class  locomotive 61994, The Great Marquess, was the visiting locomotive at the East Lancashire Railway October Steam Gala last weekend. 61994 is seen here approaching Bury station from Heywood, just emerging under the road bridge.

The engine looks, and sounds, quite a lot better than she did a few years ago when she was on the Seven Valley Railway awaiting restoration.


The Great Marquess


Ex LNER K4 Class  locomotive 61994, The Great Marquess, was the visiting locomotive at the East Lancashire Railway October Steam Gala last weekend. 61994 is seen here approaching Bury station from Heywood, just emerging under the road bridge.

The engine looks, and sounds, quite a lot better than she did a few years ago when she was on the Seven Valley Railway awaiting restoration.


comments (8)

  • tetsu
  • Japan
  • 5 Nov 2009, 02:18
I like the tone. smile
Les Auld: Thanks Tetsu, appreciate the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 5 Nov 2009, 07:18
A charming atmospheric shot Les. I always think of these working in Scotland when in service
Les Auld: I think most of them spent their lives in Scotland Chris, thanks for the comment.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 5 Nov 2009, 07:18
Impressive in B&W Les
Les Auld: Impressive in real life as well Zed, thanks for the comment.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Nov 2009, 09:53
Looking very fit and healthy enjoying life on something less demanding than the Glasgow to Fort William stretch of the West Highland line. (I used to live in Bury...)
Les Auld: 25 mph speed limit and light loads these days, very different to the West Highland Line, and as for living in Bury - we all have our crosses to bear smile Thanks for the comment.
Looks great in b/w, suits it really well.
Les Auld: Old engines just call for B&W Linda, thanks for the comment.
Good to see the before and after shots Les, it really shows what these people do to refurbish these locos. I have never seen this one, you have certtainly done a good photo of it.
Les Auld: I never saw one either in real life Brian, thanks for the comment.
Nice atmosphere to this one Les. Good one.
Les Auld: Certainly plenty of steam about Ron, thanks for the comment.
I remember the other picture. Funnily enough I recently came across a summer 1962 edition of the old Ian Allen locospotters book and the remaining 6 K4 class had gone although they are in my summer 61 copy. This is a fine atmospheric shot
Les Auld: They did not last long once the rot set in Bill, thanks for the comment.

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