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One Fine Afternoon in Loughborough

 

If it is Friday then it must be the start of the Great Central Railway's Golden Oldie Gala (refering to locomotives not the photographers that is). Replicas of two of the first locomotives to be used in passenger service stand in the yard at Loughborough being serviced and made ready for the following day.

 

The original Rocket was the most advanced steam engine of its day. It was built for the Rainhill Trials held by the Liverpool & Manchester Railway in 1829 and set the standard for a hundred and fifty years of steam locomotive power. The replica was built in 1979 and is owned by the Natioanl Railway Museum.

 

The Planet was built one year after the Rocket, in 1830, again for use on the Liverpool to Manchester railway. In that year many advances had been made in the design of locomotives, with inside cyclinders, a 2-2-0 wheel arrangement and setting the standard for the position of buffers and couplings. The replica is owned by the Manchester Museum of Industry.

 

 

One Fine Afternoon in Loughborough

 

If it is Friday then it must be the start of the Great Central Railway's Golden Oldie Gala (refering to locomotives not the photographers that is). Replicas of two of the first locomotives to be used in passenger service stand in the yard at Loughborough being serviced and made ready for the following day.

 

The original Rocket was the most advanced steam engine of its day. It was built for the Rainhill Trials held by the Liverpool & Manchester Railway in 1829 and set the standard for a hundred and fifty years of steam locomotive power. The replica was built in 1979 and is owned by the Natioanl Railway Museum.

 

The Planet was built one year after the Rocket, in 1830, again for use on the Liverpool to Manchester railway. In that year many advances had been made in the design of locomotives, with inside cyclinders, a 2-2-0 wheel arrangement and setting the standard for the position of buffers and couplings. The replica is owned by the Manchester Museum of Industry.

 

 

comments (4)

I would love to see these two in action
Les Auld: Wait until next year Bill then slip over to Loughborough, it is not too far from your neck of the woods. Thanks for the comment.
I see the coalition cutbacks are going ahead then
Les....joking apart, nice pic'.
Les Auld: This is one I would perhaps be in favour of Frank, thanks for the comment.
My word you didn't waste much time getting this one posted Les. A very good shot, and I hope you enjoyed your day, it's a different sort of gala isn't it.
Les Auld: Very different Brian, and impressive to see the Rocket on the line. We also spent an hour or so at the end of the day watching the shunting in the yard to get everything on place for the following day. Thanks for the comment.
This is a well composed photo of two very historic locomotives Les....it appears as though The Rocket has even burnt off some of the crown to its smokestack..... i guess it was flexing its muscles....petersmile
Les Auld: It certainly pulled well when it was out on the line, thanks for the comment Peter.

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