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photoblog image A Southerner goes North

A Southerner goes North

 

Continuing the theme of Southern locomotives on foreign rails M7 tank No 53 is far from it's Swanage home taking part in the Great Central Railway Winter Gala.

 

Built in 1905 at Nine Elms for the Southern Region, the locomotive was eventually withdrawn from service in 1964.  Restored to service in 1992 it has remained at Swanage for most of it's preservation time. Now painted in wartime Southern Railway black it is seen here passing the signal box at Quorn.

 

This was one of the trains that interrupted the conversational interludes with Maureen and Brian as we stood for a while at the trackside. a pleasant time indeed.

 

 

A Southerner goes North

 

Continuing the theme of Southern locomotives on foreign rails M7 tank No 53 is far from it's Swanage home taking part in the Great Central Railway Winter Gala.

 

Built in 1905 at Nine Elms for the Southern Region, the locomotive was eventually withdrawn from service in 1964.  Restored to service in 1992 it has remained at Swanage for most of it's preservation time. Now painted in wartime Southern Railway black it is seen here passing the signal box at Quorn.

 

This was one of the trains that interrupted the conversational interludes with Maureen and Brian as we stood for a while at the trackside. a pleasant time indeed.

 

 

comments (7)

Another wonderful image of a wonderful machine! So funny that when anyone starts a paragraph by talking about something "Southern", my American mind immediately goes to Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana... smile
Les Auld: Thanks Elizabeth, your comment has set me thinking so a different southerner for tomorrow.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Jan 2012, 07:44
Lovely little engines Les: I remember them very well on the Southern
Les Auld: I've only seen the class in preservation Chris, thanks for the comment.
Great atmosphere of steam and smoke around this little interloper!
Les Auld: He was doing his best Bill, thanks for the comment.
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Jan 2012, 10:41
Superb action shot Les wish we were back in them days.
Les Auld: Thanks Peter, only with a modern camera.
So much interest in this shot Les, the signal, the telegraph pole, and the cable drums,apart from the main subject, It's pretty much timeless, a smashing picture Les.
Les Auld: My favourite place on the Great Central Frank, so much stuff lying about to set the scene. Thanks for the comment.
A fine shot Les, mine which I have put on Flickr today, is a second or two later than this. This is quite a good spot with the box on the right and the signal on the left isn't it.
Les Auld: Thanks Brian, I will process some more in the week and post them on Flickr. I do like your set there but the favourite for me is the Jinty, it looks so good on the windcutters.

The spot at Quorn is possible one of the best on the GCR.
  • Fred Adams
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Jan 2012, 15:21
Another fine steam composition Les, your treatment works so well on these!
Les Auld: Thanks Fred, I must admit to enjoying producing these pictures.

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