The 'Coronation Scot', Birmingham New Street - Crewe - Glasgow, is the subject of today's post, 15th November 2011. As it passed through Winwick on Saturday, 12th November 2011, two of our contributors were on hand to capture the event, resulting in the four pics below. Was anyone around to photograph the return journey on Sunday, 13th?
The first two pics are from David Quayle. First up is Stanier 'Pacific' 6201 Princess Elizabeth powering through Winwick at the head of the 'Vintage Trains' Railtour. Class 47, 47773, in BR two-tone green livery had delivered the train to Crewe where the 'Princess Royal' class 4-6-2 took over for the run to Glasgow. The class 47 was on the tail.
The second shot from David is a close up, panned example of the engine at speed, showing blurred wheels. Doesn't the old girl look superb in her gleaming LMS livery?
Shot number three is from Jeff Nicholls depicting the same train from a different viewpoint. Jeff has used a very wide angle lens with a specially chosen lenshood to deliberately vignette his image.
The fourth and final pic, also from Jeff, shows the class 47, 47773, on the tail of the 'Coronation Scot'. Note the Pullman coaches. This diesel loco is owned by Vintage Trains Limited and is stored at Tyseley Locomotive Works.