2009

SK9138 : No. 60163's first trip up to London

taken 15 years ago, near to Great Gonerby, Lincolnshire, England

No. 60163's first trip up to London
No. 60163's first trip up to London
Seen on the East Coast main line south of Peascliff tunnel, near Great Gonerby, February 7th 2009.

Moments earlier we'd heard a whistle as No. 60163 entered Peascliff tunnel, and then, in next to no time, and for just a few seconds, she was with us. The train was scheduled to stop at Grantham, a couple of miles south, but was still roaring along at about 70mph - the permitted maximum.

No. 60163 had yet to be named 'Tornado', and this was her first trip this far south on the East Coast main line.

The engine had taken 14 years to build, and was the first main-line steam loco to be built in Britain since 'Evening Star' left Swindon in the early 1960's. I can safely leave the rest of the story to Wiki :LinkExternal link

I'm posting this picture at the present time to celebrate clocking up two thousand items on Geograph. This one will be number 2001.

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SK9138, 20 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Stefan Czapski   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 7 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 4 April, 2013
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9112 3864 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:56.2460N 0:38.7389W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9112 3861
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