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A Tale of Two Visitors

 

Two of the Southern Regions finest engines that have survived into the 21st century are spending some time north of their old running grounds.

 

850, Lord Nelson, in Malachite Green, leaves Ramsbottom on the East Lancashire Railway. Part of the National collection, 850 is the lead locomotive of the Lord Nelson class, designed to haul the boat trains between London and the South coast.

 

Over on the Great Central Railway Sir Lamiel, 30777, stands in the shed yard at Loughborough. painted in BR Green livery, 30777 is the last remaining member of the N15 - King Arthur class of the Southern Regions locomotive fleet.

 

30777

 

 

A Tale of Two Visitors

 

Two of the Southern Regions finest engines that have survived into the 21st century are spending some time north of their old running grounds.

 

850, Lord Nelson, in Malachite Green, leaves Ramsbottom on the East Lancashire Railway. Part of the National collection, 850 is the lead locomotive of the Lord Nelson class, designed to haul the boat trains between London and the South coast.

 

Over on the Great Central Railway Sir Lamiel, 30777, stands in the shed yard at Loughborough. painted in BR Green livery, 30777 is the last remaining member of the N15 - King Arthur class of the Southern Regions locomotive fleet.

 

30777

 

 

comments (6)

i have a question (could be a stupid one): what is the purpose of those 2 partial walls on either side of the boiler? the black ones
Les Auld: they are called smoke deflectors Ayush, designed to make sure the driver has a clear view ahead at speed. Thanks for the comment.
I've enjoyed the last 3 train pix. ... (I must find a train to shoot.)
Les Auld: Glad you enjoyed them Jaquelyn, thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 Jan 2012, 06:59
Lovely engines but way off where they used to run Les
Les Auld: Indeed so Chris, but at least it means I can see them. Thanks for the comment.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Jan 2012, 07:35
You do this soo well Les. Lovely read as well
Les Auld: Thanks SAVO, appreciate the comment.
A long way from home, a fine pair
Les Auld: Indeed so Bill, thanks for the comment.
Good shots once again Les, and hopefully Sir Lamiel will be running at the weekend. The FOGCML January newsletter paints a great picture of what to expect this weekend, I hope the weather behaves itself.
Les Auld: Thanks Brian.

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