2014

NX1665 : Steam train excursion near New Luce

taken 10 years ago, near to New Luce, Dumfries And Galloway, Scotland

Steam train excursion near New Luce
Steam train excursion near New Luce
A double hauled steam train excursion from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Stranraer, seen here crossing the viaduct over the Main Water of Luce just to the northwest of New Luce village. The train is double hauled by two 'Black 5' class steam locomotives, numbers 44871 and 45407.
My thanks to Chris Allen for the following information: The name board 'Great Britain VII' on the front engine refers to the special excursion itself, rather than being the name of the engine (as I had originally believed). Most Black 5's were not given names, although a few have been in preservation, including the second engine seen here which is now called 'The Lancashire Fusilier'.

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NX1665, 23 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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David Baird   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 30 April, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 30 April, 2014
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 1698 6504 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:56.7802N 4:51.5479W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 1697 6502
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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