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The Cotton Mill Express

By dtomo68  
One taken yesterday as Black 5 45407 with Scottish smoke box number plate from its recent duties in Scotland heads the Popular Northwest railtour The Cotton mill express ,yesterdays run was a revised route due to engineering works and came through Bolton twice .

45407 is seen here attacking the climb to sough in poor weather conditions wind and rain at Turton Tower ,but the sight was out of this world ,you could hear the train at Bromley cross about 1/2 mile away I dont think the people on the bridge expected so much smoke the engine and driver in perfect Harmony.

I had to pinch myself to just check it was still 2008 and not 1968 if only you could smell that smoke


Tags: Transport Steam Smoke Mill Lancashire Bolton Express Cotton 45407 Blk5 Clag

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sitan1 8 1.1k United Kingdom
26 Oct 2008 6:08PM
Wow thats what I call a plume of smoke Smile
Great timing love the way the smoke has enthralled the bridge with the people standing either side of it.
Great shot.

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GPTek Plus
10 452 1 England
26 Oct 2008 6:25PM
Great image, well timed

jason_e 11 15 1 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2008 6:37PM
definitely got a good head of steam on this one!!!
Sue_R 10 11 6 Scotland
26 Oct 2008 7:10PM
Really like this. Deserves much more attention.

Nikon_Tog 8 105 England
26 Oct 2008 7:48PM

DOGSBODY 8 1.4k 30 England
26 Oct 2008 7:52PM
I love steam trains, they are a machine that is alive. However this pic reminds me of what a dirty, smelly, polluting form of transport they really were. Andy
26 Oct 2008 8:07PM
Love all the steam & smoke super shot
dtomo68 13 9 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2008 8:13PM
Thanks all

BobbyP 10 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2008 8:44PM
Excellent shot bet it would look nice in B&W.
TonyFrith 9 3 6 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2008 7:26AM
Super shot
28 Oct 2008 7:52PM
What a super shot well captured

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