Wiff of nostalgia

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Restored 1930s express steam loco Princess Elizabeth left a smoke screen over Durham yesterday (April 14) when it roared through on the Great Britain express. It was one of several engines working in relays on this tour of England and Scotland lasting several days. Princess Elizabeth took the train from Edinburgh to York and here it is charging the bank out of Durham at about 60mph. It left a wiff of old fashioned coal smoke that would have the Greens turning purple with rage but delighted historic railway lovers.
15/04/2010 - 09:37davidtrout
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Focal Length50mm


Link Posted 15/04/2010 - 11:25
Great action shot David.

Do you think the drivers on 'The Great Britain' have special instructions to make as much dirty smoke as possible going through stations, or is it bad firing?


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Link Posted 15/04/2010 - 12:20
I think firemen on steam specials know photographers like plenty of smoke and kindly oblige.
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Link Posted 15/04/2010 - 20:47
Fantastic shot David, I`m glad it turned up for you, I was really looking forward to catching it along the WCML with the black five and Cromwell at the head. Although there is this to look forward to link Myself and a couple of forum members shall be at Chester for it hopefully.

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Link Posted 18/04/2010 - 14:22
Super shot, love all the clag coming out of the chimney.
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