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The Great LNER Line Up

 

The Fab Four Steam Gala at Barrow Hill Roundhouse over the weekend promises a steam spectactular to beat all it has done before. At a charter on Thursday photographers were allowed access before the general public descended on Firday. Lined up across the front of the roundhouse were six of the LNER's finest steam engines in preservation. The upper picture shows the new build A1 Tornado, A4, 4464, Bittern and 4468, Mallard as the sun sets, just creeping into the picture is K4, 61994, The Great Marquess.


Below can be seen two engines no longer in steam, A2 No. 60532 Blue Peter and V2 No. 60800 Green Arrow.


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The Great LNER Line Up

 

The Fab Four Steam Gala at Barrow Hill Roundhouse over the weekend promises a steam spectactular to beat all it has done before. At a charter on Thursday photographers were allowed access before the general public descended on Firday. Lined up across the front of the roundhouse were six of the LNER's finest steam engines in preservation. The upper picture shows the new build A1 Tornado, A4, 4464, Bittern and 4468, Mallard as the sun sets, just creeping into the picture is K4, 61994, The Great Marquess.


Below can be seen two engines no longer in steam, A2 No. 60532 Blue Peter and V2 No. 60800 Green Arrow.


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comments (7)

Impressive, Les. I hadn't realised there were 2 A4's still around.
Les Auld: There are more Grame, at least four in this country and one in North America. Tahnks for the comemnt.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 Apr 2012, 07:05
As a fan of those big LNER locomotives you have sent me weak at the knees with this Les. It would be nice to see the bottom two in steam again someday. I remember dozens of V2s being cut up at Swindon in the mid 60s
Les Auld: Hope you have recovered sufficiently Chris, thanks for the comment.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Apr 2012, 07:49
Those two on top-right look like sci-fi locomotives, Les. They'd look great in a movie! Fabulous trains, all of them. I love that they all have their own distinct number...and personality.
Les Auld: The Blue Streaks as they were known do look rather grand, thanks for the comment Ginnie.
I thought Chris might be green with envygrin
Les Auld: Just so Bill, thanks for the comment.
Great evocative treatment as always Les, particularly like shot no 2!
Les Auld: I just like the subject Fred, thanks for the comment.
Two fine shots Les as is the panorama one on your Flickr. I would love to have been at this event but other things beckon this weekend, although i will hopefully have time to watch the "Midlands Rambler" ex Tyseley pass through Coalville tomorrow afternoon hauled by their two pannier tanks.
Les Auld: Hope you caught the Rambler OK Brian, thanks for the comment.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 13 Apr 2012, 14:25
Wow what great looking machines
Les Auld: Aren't they just Vintage, thanks for the comment.

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