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A Good Catch

 

You can't go to a steam railway and not take a picture of a locomotive. As luck would have it ex-LNER A4 class 60007, Sir Nigel Gresley, was testing at Grosmont during the Friday of the War Weekend. I originally went to photograph this engine during the Spring Steam Gala but it was being repaired in the back of the shed so no photograph. But I was fortunate this tme, a magnificant engine indeed.

 

A Good Catch

 

You can't go to a steam railway and not take a picture of a locomotive. As luck would have it ex-LNER A4 class 60007, Sir Nigel Gresley, was testing at Grosmont during the Friday of the War Weekend. I originally went to photograph this engine during the Spring Steam Gala but it was being repaired in the back of the shed so no photograph. But I was fortunate this tme, a magnificant engine indeed.

 

comments (8)

Thanks for your comment on my last post Les. This is really nice and I love the reflections in the blue paintwork. The engine's a fabulous shape too!
Les Auld: One of the stars on British Steam Heritage Pamela, thanks for the comment.
I still think we built the most beautiful steam locomotives in the world
Les Auld: Smooth lines and no ugly bits of ironmongery hanging about, thanks for the comemnt Bill.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Oct 2010, 07:57
Super duper Les: doesn't that early BR blue livery suit this class wonderfully!
Les Auld: It just looked magnificent Chris, and sounded great as well. Thanks for the comment.
I was at Loughborough the day this was outshopped in this livery back in the 90's I think. They had the mayor, dignitaries and a piper on the platform as it slid slowly, and majestically in and to a standstill. It is a lovely locomotive, a nice rminder of that day.
Les Auld: This is the first time I have seen it in action and it did not disappoint Brian, thanks for the comment.
What a stunning capture! (:o)
Les Auld: Thanks Rosalyn smile
Fantastic shot Les, it looks mean and powerful smile
Les Auld: It is indeed Linda, thanks for the comment.
amazing machine, well captured
Les Auld: A fine machine indeed Derek, thanks for the comment.
Amazing image! Love the steam billowing out. Really well captured.
Les Auld: Thank you Rebecca, appreciate the comment.

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