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Camera shy

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:18 am
by Deepol
Always think she was camera shy, cutting of A4
60002 Sir Murrough Wilson at York.

Re: Camera shy

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:28 pm
by E28
Nice image Paul, maybe not as scarce as 4469 Sir Ralph Wedgwood, ex Gadwall, which on 29 April 1942 was destroyed by a bomb at York, ironically where the National Railway Museum is today.

Sir Murrough Wilson was a diector of the LNER and when built she was named Pochard 4499 for a year and latterly was LNER no 2 leaving service in 1964.

What is it about these A4 Pacifics which get ones adrenalin rising. Such sublime design, Mallard no doubt although the Germans have been trying to claim her record run for decades now. The A4's were not the only streamlined engines though.

Re: Camera shy

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:00 pm
by Deepol
Before the bomb.....

Re: Camera shy

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:02 pm
by Andy
That last picture looks more like the steam engines I remember. Nowadays all the preserved locos are polished within an inch of their lives. Living in Leeds in the Fifties, all I remember is black. Every loco was black, covered in soot and oil, and the carriages weren't much better. If you walked by one in a station it stank of oil and soot. If you hung out over a bridge when one went by then you went home stinking of oil and soot and your parents just knew you had been watching trains when you had been told not to. Happy days!