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Thoroughbreds

By robincoombes
A pair of shots showing the two rival express locomotives of the LNERís Sir Nigel Gresley designed A4 Class and the LMSí Sir William Stanier designed Duchess Class. The A4 went on to outshine the Duchess for speed with the world speed record for steam of 126mph while the Duchess was always regarded as the more powerful. In the 1930ís the Duchess was originally streamlined as the A4 an example of which Duchess of Hamilton is now on show at the Railway Museum at York. Shown here are 60009 Union of South Africa and 6233 Duchess of Sutherland.

Tags: General A4 Speed Transport Steam Landscape and travel 60009 Duchess 6233

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Comments


colmar 13 42 35 Scotland
10 Mar 2010 6:12PM
A well presented and interesting image good narrative Colin
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2010 6:14PM
Wow - love the movement in both these fine shots.
rockfish 11 1 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2010 6:14PM
Oh they are wonderful machines, and very well pictured and presented here. Great image and info - though I am a GWR man myself.
Peter
TyChee Plus
16 275 1 United States
10 Mar 2010 7:13PM
Wow! Love the feeling of speed. Nice work.
Ty
Richsr 13 91 223 England
10 Mar 2010 9:52PM
Like the combination of these two Robin.
Regards Richard
Rob66 11 1 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2010 10:19AM
Great work.
AlanC1 14 1 England
16 Mar 2010 2:58PM
Deserves R/C well done
Alan
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
1 Apr 2010 6:22PM
Just great!

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