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WSR SG2012. 70000 Britannia 03 by Tyrie2001 WSR SG2012. 70000 Britannia 03 by Tyrie2001
Shot of BR standard class 7, No 70000 Britannia, at Minehead station, during the West Somerset Railways 2012 Spring Steam Gala.

Following a spell in black, Britannia has now been repainted in BR Brunswick Green, with an early BR crest/emblem. She is also currently has a white cab roof.

The white cab roof is due to her having pulled the Royal Train, with Prince Charles on board to Wakefield Kirkgate station, where he rededicated the locomotive. From what I've heard, the roof is apparently due to be repainted black sometime in April

Prior to this trip, the last time she had a white cab roof was during the 50's/60's, back when she was still in service. This was to commemorate her pulling the funeral train of King George VI, from Norfolk to London, following his death in February 1952 at Sandringham House, Norfolk.
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:iconenrico1946:
Enrico1946 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
splendid and beautiful :D
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Tyrie2001 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Thanks =D
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2509-Silverlink Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Would have been nice to see in her steam with the white roof, although I did see her on static at York with it. By the time I saw her in steam at the NYMR, it was painted black
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Tyrie2001 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
It made for a nice change seeing her white the white cab roof. I was surprised that they didn't leave the roof on her longer though, what with the Diamond Jubilee and Olympics. Personally I'd have kept it on the until after those special events had passed, but oh well
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2509-Silverlink Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would have kept if for the full year and done a double header with 6201
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Tyrie2001 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Now that would have been a great sight to see! =D
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TheMightyQuinn Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool!
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Tyrie2001 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Thanks =D
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robertbeardwell Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Very nice shot :D
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:icontyrie2001:
Tyrie2001 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
Thanks =D
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