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Beaver Tail

By spikemoz
Another picture from the weekend 27/28th July taken at the Great Central Railway's Quorn & Woodhouse Station, Leicestershire. The red carriage is the beaver tailed observation car built for the LNER's streamlined train hauled by the A4 pacific Silver Link. In recent years the curved glass rear windows were replaced by flat panes.

The locomotive was built by Brush Engineering of Loughborough and was originally built with a 12LVA24 Vee 12 engine and classified as Class 48. A few years later it was fitted with the normal twin bank Sulzer engine and became Class 47 117. It has been restored to it's original livery and it's original number D1705.

I was particularly pleased with how the camera captured the artificial lighting on the station nameboard.


Tags: Transport Landscape and travel Great central railway Passenger train Diesel locomotive Portraits and people

Voters: imagio, carmenfuchs, youmightlikethis and 4 more

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imagio 15 12 1 England
9 Aug 2007 12:10AM
Great composition Spike

robincoombes 14 1 5 Wales
9 Aug 2007 6:54AM
Nice composition and slice of live like the driver in the Class 47 Robin
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2521 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2007 11:21AM
Really nice composition - almost comic-strip, with little scenes running along from left to right.

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