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Severn Valley railway one of a lot

Here she is close up. A coat of blue paint and a face and it could be Thomas the tank engine 

Severn Valley railway one of a lot

Here she is close up. A coat of blue paint and a face and it could be Thomas the tank engine 

comments (16)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 5 Sep 2014, 01:08
Superb motor and a fine shot, too!
Bill Phillips: A fine little workhorse Ray
outstanding shot Bill, one of your best loco shots, imo. really liking the mirror finish, the clouds in reflection around the logo.
Bill Phillips: Thank you very much Ayush. I'm pleased you like it
it does look very much like Thomas the Train Bill... but i can't make out the colour of the paint in this picture...

good compo beside the water spoutsmile
Bill Phillips: Black Peter, it is the engine from yesterday in British Railways black livery
It is kind of pretty! I like your photo of this Bill - very nice, and great in B&W!
Bill Phillips: smile I am pleased you think she is pretty E
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 5 Sep 2014, 05:06
Gobsmacked. What a gorgeous view of this monster on the rails.
Great B&W, the sky is a beauty.
Bill Phillips: Quite a small monster really but a delight
This is a gem Bill! I love it.
Bill Phillips: In beautiful condition isn't she Richard?
You're reminding me of my early years as a grandma, Bill, when almost every other paragraph was about Thomas the Train. grin
Bill Phillips: I was brought up on Thomas the tank engine and so was Helen!! Joseph isn't keen yet!! He likes Wibbley Pig and Spot
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 5 Sep 2014, 07:12
What a trunk- I never saw such a loco - my Thomas looks quite different!
Bill Phillips: The trunk is the water tower next to the engine Philine.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 5 Sep 2014, 07:31
I see you have been polishing this one, Bill
Bill Phillips: 3 tins of Pledge Lisl
  • Chris
  • England
  • 5 Sep 2014, 07:43
Ignoring your Thomas remark I will interject by drawing your attention to the fact that this diminutive class of shunting engines, along with bigger contemporaries, are equipped with Walschaerts valve gear and outside cylinders
Bill Phillips: OK so Thomas has inside cylinders and the tank is a different shape as are the windows...but apart from that.........
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 5 Sep 2014, 09:23
Train gutteridge...BRILLIANT!!!
Bill Phillips: Unexpected bonus as I only saw it as a water tower thing for filling up the engine's tanks
  • blackdog
  • This Sceptred Isle
  • 5 Sep 2014, 10:19
Aye well that would be all Nancy like wouldn't it - and very silly.

And note to Chad - it should be locomotive gutteridge - NOT train gutteridge!

Note to Bill - good photo, but it didn't make me laugh as much as Mr P's today.
Bill Phillips: True


Nice touch of the HDRs, Bill - it's an odd-looking engine, isn't it, with so much ahead of the first set of wheels!?
Bill Phillips: They were designed for shunting and had a short wheelbase to negotiate tight curves I think
I don't think I've seen one of these in actuality, as Tom says there is a lot in front of the water tanks, but your treatment of this is excellent.
Bill Phillips: Apparently they were based either at Old Oak common or Newport. Their working life was quite short
Ah, memories of Casey Jones, Bill.
Bill Phillips: Blimey that takes me back Pauline!
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 5 Sep 2014, 20:52
Cor ...aint it good
Bill Phillips: It is it is

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