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Last weekend was the first running of the reconstructed Churchward Saint Class locomotive "Lady of Legend" at the Didcot Railway Centre. Consodered by some to be the first "modern" steam locomotives in Britain, none were preserved when they were withdrawn. The Lady was built from a "Hall" class (which was basically a Saint with smaller wheels) bought from Barry Island in the 1970's for that purpose although serious building did not start until about 10 years ago.

Passing the mail drop

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Posing on the turntable

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Going back on

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Passing the King (Edward II) (which was the last of the classic Churchward -Collett 4-6-0's

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Three Generations

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A nice set of images James, interesting that they've got a turntable, I wish they had one (or more) on the ELR.

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Thanks guys.

28 minutes ago, Ryewolf said:

interesting that they've got a turntable, I wish they had one (or more) on the ELR.

It's really only used to spin the star attraction around for photos on gala days, as it's way off behind the shed.

BTW: I saw at least 5 or 6 others with film cameras!

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On 09/04/2019 at 21:44, JamesT said:

 

BTW: I saw at least 5 or 6 others with film cameras!

Oooh you’re maybe starting a trend James...these films thingies might catch on .. 😉 

That’s interesting...and  what a great set of photos you have there, especially for steam loco enthusiasts. 

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14 hours ago, Clicker said:

and  what a great set of photos you have there, especially for steam loco enthusiasts.

Thanks,

Didcot is actually a relatively easy place for photos as the line is short so they shuffle up and down quite frequently, and also when they are moving locos on and off the "main line" and around the shed and yard it is possible to get close up.

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Ah, I hadn't realised these had been shot on film.

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