Magnificent steam locomotive thunders through Wigan

A Jubilee class locomotive 45699 Galatea steamed through Wigan, hauling empty coaching stock to the Midlands for a trip the day after.

Tuesday, 10th September 2019, 10:01 pm
Updated Tuesday, 10th September 2019, 11:01 pm
The magnificent machine flying through Wigan

She returned this week, northbound back to Carnforth.

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The picture was taken by Wigan Post reader Chris Winstanley who was among several railway enthusiasts to be lying in wait for this steam engine treat at North Western station.

A number of vintage locomotives have been passing through the borough in the last couple of years - including the famous Flying Scotsman more than once - even though steam engines pulling regular passenger services were largely phased out in the 1960s.