Blowing Bittern

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In July 2008, the 4 remaining UK based A4 class steam locos, the most famous of which is 'Mallard' were re-united at York Railway Museum.

No. 60019 'Bittern' got there by taking a tour called 'The Coronation', from London to York returning the next day. One of the other locos continued from York to Edinburgh.

It is pictured on the return run, leaving Newark after a stop for water.

Just after it passed me, the safety valve loudly released a jet of steam (to keep the boiler at a safe pressure), sometimes known as 'blowing off'.

Shot with K10D/18-55 as a jpeg.
17/04/2010 - 18:53pgweber
Shutter Speed1/350
Focal Length55mm


Link Posted 18/04/2010 - 11:41
I love A4s!
So nice to see it leaning into the curve.
Nice capture Peter.

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