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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:00 pm    Post subject: The Flying Scotsman! Reply with quote

Had a night away in Scarborough with the wife last night, stayed in the Grand, I renamed it "The Tired", less said better and all that rot!!!

This morning we made our way to Grosmont and rode the Flying Scotsman down to Pickering and back. What a great experience it was.

And the crowds, it was absolutely rammed everywhere along the line.

Here's just a few pictures from the very many I took.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cracking pics

Thankyou for sharing


Meanwhile, in Doncaster........................



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A chap I was sitting near to on the train who was a retired engineer was telling us off the link with Doncaster and the Scotsman.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gunner wrote:
A chap I was sitting near to on the train who was a retired engineer was telling us off the link with Doncaster and the Scotsman.


Yes, & as he told you, it was the main LNER workshops, locomotive constructing sheds

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for posting !

Great pics. I heard it was on it's way back to York after a 4 mill £ refurb, and seeing as I haven't been to the Railway museum for years I am planning a visit soon.
It's great to see it living/breathing though, looks awesome.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was an awesome experience to be travelling on such a piece of British engineering.

And as I said to the wife, look at the hundreds of people at the rail side, they may be taking photo's but I'm pretty sure they would rather be on it as we are.

It was a fantastic day. I've ridden other steam trains but this was something special I can tell you. Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to my copy of the 'Yorkshire Post' this morning, someone got a bit too close, whilst trying for an unusual angle


http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/transport/drone-hits-flying-scotsm an-on-north-york-moors-outing-1-7802314

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richard A Thackeray wrote:
According to my copy of the 'Yorkshire Post' this morning, someone got a bit too close, whilst trying for an unusual angle


http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/transport/drone-hits-flying-scotsm an-on-north-york-moors-outing-1-7802314


Damned arseholes. Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

There were 2 British Transport Police Officers travelling on the Scotsman I was on on Tuesday.

I have also read that fines totalling in excess of £60,000 have laid against train operators for late arrivals as a result of over enthusiastic "fans" delaying the Scotsman on its run from Kings Cross to York last week, and the knock on effect on other main line trains. Exclamation

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I watched the Robson Green programme abut 4472 last night, I'd recorded it a while ago

I didn't know that he was related to the NUM leader in the area where the derailment took place during the General Strike of 1926

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have recorded it, still got it to watch though.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gunner wrote:
It was an awesome experience to be travelling on such a piece of British engineering.

And as I said to the wife, look at the hundreds of people at the rail side, they may be taking photo's but I'm pretty sure they would rather be on it as we are.

It was a fantastic day. I've ridden other steam trains but this was something special I can tell you. Very Happy Very Happy


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