LMS 6P "Royal Scot" class no. 46100 "Royal Scot" passes through Evesham with the "Cotswold Venturer" tour
Date : 28th October, 2017
Photograph Reference : P76400
Camera : Sony A550
ISO : 1600
Exposure Time : 1/800sec Aperture : F5.6
Focal Length : 28mm
Modifications : RAW Modified
The locomotive passes through the birthplace of the man responsible for its creation : Sir Henry Fowler. I believe that this may well be the first time a representative of the class has been through Evesham in preservation (the tour had been originally diagrammed with LNER A3 class no. 60103 "Flying Scotsman", but 46100 was substituted instead, due to mechanical issues with 60103).
Under other circumstances, I might have shot the locomotive crossing the River Avon, but because of the above significance of this working, I wanted a photograph emphasising the fact it was in Evesham. On that, at least, I believe I succeeded. The photograph is available to purchase, although I probably would not recommend using it in any larger format products.
The photograph was published in the "Evesham Journal" on the 2nd November 2017, along with a short article written by me explaining the significance of the visit (This was the second time I'd had a photograph published in the "Journal" and my first ever combined photograph and text publication). It was also used in issue 35 of "The Warrior", the newsletter of the LMS-Patriot Society, again with text provided by myself.