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Author Topic: Newly restored "Flying Scotsman" back in service - ongoing discussion  (Read 70263 times)
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« Reply #225 on: October 14, 2018, 10:17:35 am »

Yes, we have a lot to thank Alan Pegler for. Even if Flying Scotsman all but bankrupted him.

But...
the Flying Scotsman

Tut tut. Roll EyesTongue


All right.

FLYING SCOTSMAN
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« Reply #226 on: October 14, 2018, 10:25:46 am »

No offence meant. Its a pedantic peccadillo of mine. One of many.

Writing it in bold and caps actually looks quote good. Close to the original Gill Sans typeface used by the LNER. Grin
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« Reply #227 on: October 15, 2018, 05:53:52 am »

No offence meant. Its a pedantic peccadillo of mine. One of many.

Writing it in bold and caps actually looks quote good. Close to the original Gill Sans typeface used by the LNER. Grin

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Tut Tut!  Roll Eyes Tongue Wink
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« Reply #228 on: October 15, 2018, 09:18:26 am »

Monty Python's Flying Circus .
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« Reply #229 on: October 15, 2018, 06:52:10 pm »

No offence meant. Its a pedantic peccadillo of mine. One of many.

Writing it in bold and caps actually looks quote good. Close to the original Gill Sans typeface used by the LNER. Grin

Its

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And who started this Pedants' Revolt?
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« Reply #230 on: October 19, 2018, 01:14:42 am »

Which Tyler.
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« Reply #231 on: December 21, 2018, 07:27:00 pm »

I've been applying a fresh lick of paint to the Melksham Rail User Group site these last couple of days - what I had provided previously was impractical to consistently maintain to look even a third decent. And in doing so and pulling in resources to  a common format I came across this.



I am currently at the "building up" stage of the Facebook page and would really appreciate likes (thank you) on the main page [[here]].  More historic pictures at http://www.mrug.org.uk/history.html ... from where you can link around the site.  More historic information, and user pages too, on their way.
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« Reply #232 on: December 21, 2018, 07:54:30 pm »

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« Reply #233 on: December 21, 2018, 08:13:17 pm »

I have wondered many times what happened to the second tender that was at one time in 4472's reincarnation provided to allow 4472 to make longer runs without the need to stop for water, is it still stored somewhere with a view to its use at some point in the future.
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« Reply #234 on: December 21, 2018, 08:32:44 pm »

A shaky cine footage transferred to video of first run with second tender at ;-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiJ7XsEK0M4
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« Reply #235 on: December 21, 2018, 08:46:29 pm »

I have wondered many times what happened to the second tender that was at one time in 4472's reincarnation provided to allow 4472 to make longer runs without the need to stop for water, is it still stored somewhere with a view to its use at some point in the future.

"Borrowed" & repainted ??



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« Reply #236 on: December 21, 2018, 11:49:35 pm »

Done

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« Reply #237 on: January 18, 2019, 10:01:52 pm »

Flying Scotsman will be visiting the Swanage Railway in late March - early April 2019. It'll be hauling special trains (at a special ticket price - advance booking only) for 5 days, Friday 22nd - Tuesday 26th March. In the special train consist will be Pullman Observation Car 14 "Devon Belle" which Flying Scotsman was paired with on its tour of the USA 50 years ago.

Following the running days Flying Scotsman will then be on static display at Corfe Castle for 15 days, with ticketed viewing access.

More information and booking:
https://www.swanagerailway.co.uk/events/detail/flying-scotsman-running-days



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« Reply #238 on: January 19, 2019, 08:42:27 am »

If you are thinking of going and taking Finn then check that dogs will be allowed. When the engine visited the Bluebell a year or so ago they revoked their dog policy for the duration. This meant I had to abandon a trip I had planned to do the E Grinstead extension.
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« Reply #239 on: March 21, 2019, 09:04:36 pm »

Flying Scotsman will be visiting the Swanage Railway in late March - early April 2019.

It has arrived - getting a wash and brush up today before its first run tomorrow.

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