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Scots Guardsman on the GBIV

 

The Great Britain IV is a Steam Special that runs over nine days starting from London Kings Cross station, heading to Edinburgh, Inveness and Wick in Scotland along the East Coast Mainline, then back down the West Coast Mainline via Glasgow, Preston and Crewe. Then onto Bristol, Penzance and so back to London Paddington.

 

The train is hauled by ten diffent steam locomotives throughout it's run. Thursday was Day 6 and ex LMS Royal Scot 46115, Scots Guardsman, works the North West England leg from Glasgow to Preston. She is seen here at Brocks Crossing just north of Preston. The light went whilst we were waiting and a grey cloud appeared from nowhere after a fine sunny morning.

 

Scots Guardsman on the GBIV

 

The Great Britain IV is a Steam Special that runs over nine days starting from London Kings Cross station, heading to Edinburgh, Inveness and Wick in Scotland along the East Coast Mainline, then back down the West Coast Mainline via Glasgow, Preston and Crewe. Then onto Bristol, Penzance and so back to London Paddington.

 

The train is hauled by ten diffent steam locomotives throughout it's run. Thursday was Day 6 and ex LMS Royal Scot 46115, Scots Guardsman, works the North West England leg from Glasgow to Preston. She is seen here at Brocks Crossing just north of Preston. The light went whilst we were waiting and a grey cloud appeared from nowhere after a fine sunny morning.

 

comments (6)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 22 Apr 2011, 03:24
Good photo with a name like that it would want to be a good loco
Les Auld: And so it was Vintage, thanks for the comment.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Apr 2011, 06:04
Heraldry on a train's engine! I love it, Les. So British. smile
Les Auld: It is so Ginnie, thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Apr 2011, 07:12
A fine shot Les: I hope to see the train when it returns through Bristol
Les Auld: Thanks Chris, hope you caught it ok.
It brings it all back Les', notebook,pencil.Ian Allen books,putting pennies on the line,great ,innocent days.
Les Auld: Ah the memories of those far off days Frank, we used to put the pennies on the line at the end of the platform at Chester. Thanks for the comment.
Fine shot regardless of the light Les.
Les Auld: Thanks Brian.
You still managed to get a decent shot Les
Les Auld: Thanks Bill, appreciate the comment.

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