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The Roses Express

 

It has been quite a while since steam traction was seen at Southport but early on the 4th April ex LMS Stanier 8F 48151 left Chapel Street station at the head of an eleven coach train bound for York. It was grey and wet when it passed through Parbold, 30 minutes out from Southport.

 

The train arrived back in Southport at 9.26pm and stood quietly at platform 5 as the crowds milled round taking photographs.

 

48151

 

 

The Roses Express

 

It has been quite a while since steam traction was seen at Southport but early on the 4th April ex LMS Stanier 8F 48151 left Chapel Street station at the head of an eleven coach train bound for York. It was grey and wet when it passed through Parbold, 30 minutes out from Southport.

 

The train arrived back in Southport at 9.26pm and stood quietly at platform 5 as the crowds milled round taking photographs.

 

48151

 

 

comments (8)

excellent shot. the grays of the sky and the steam go well with each other and make the reds stand out.
Les Auld: All down to the bad weather Ayush, thanks for the comment.
I particularly like the lower shot Les
Les Auld: So do I bill, thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 5 Apr 2012, 08:35
This may have been built merely as a freight locomotive, perhaps built at Swindon or Eastleigh even, but it is a fine looking machine Les. I saw them on passenger duties on the S&D sometimes
Les Auld: Maids of all work in the end Chris, thanks for the comment.
Should be more of them on the railways Les modern train are just dull and uninteresting.
Les Auld: Indeed so Peter, thanks for the comment.
Good shots Les. Nothing is as evocative as a steam locomotive.
Les Auld: Very true John, thanks for the comment.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Apr 2012, 12:44
The lower shot has oodles of atmosphere. I especially like the steam around the front of the loos. I like the sight of the crew in the top view.
Les Auld: thanks Alan, appreciate the comment.
Two wonderful images there! Nothing `cute` about this beast - it looks as though it means business. (:o)
Les Auld: Really shows its purpose Rosalyn, thanks for the comment.
Wet or not you certainly made the most of it Les, two fine shots.
Les Auld: You do the best you can Brian, thanks for the comment.

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