Day #3858

Posted by Caz on Tuesday, 24th July 2018

Day #3878Title: 101 Blue
Location: Nene Valley Railway, Wansford
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: It was time to drive south again today. As it turned into rather a long journey due to an accident on the M11, I was glad I chose to stop off for a sandwich and stretch my legs for a late lunch at the Nene Valley Railway at Wansford. I also had a quick wander around the yard, spotting this rather fine Swedish Railways Class B 4-6-0 Express locomotive, No. 101. It was built by Nyquist and Holm in 1944, and saw service until 1958, after which it was mothballed for military reserve until it was finally scrapped in 1979. The NVR bought it and restored it, and it is apparently a favourite of film makers – did you know that it was this loco, disguised as an East German engine, which demolished a Mercedes in the James Bond film Octopussy? Nope, neither did I until I read the info board next to it! Anyway, this is a great shot for 52 Weeks 2018 – Topic 17, Blue.
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