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Author Topic: Newly restored "Flying Scotsman" back in service - ongoing discussion  (Read 74062 times)
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« Reply #285 on: May 13, 2019, 12:27:53 am »

.....more from the BBC, featuring our two favourite gurning trackside morons, who are now being sought by the Police.....anyone know them?

BBC News - Flying Scotsman trespassers spark track ban threat
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-48229400

The picture also appeared in the Times, along with an appeal for information by BTP. You would think they would have twigged and gone to the station to explain why they aren't subject to the rules. It can't be long before they get nabbed - I've seen less distinct pictures of the Queen.
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« Reply #286 on: May 25, 2019, 02:44:41 am »

From letters in the Doncaster Free Press

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Regarding the possible Flying Scotsman ban because of "trainspotters". You should be aware, it's not "trainspotters" or "foamers" or "gricers" or whatever you want to call us.

It's the grannies and grand kids and families and neighbours who hear about it on social media but know nothing about railways or the rules of railways. They're causing all the problems.

The trainspotters are suffering the consequences.

I would agree that a significant number of the problems are caused by those who don't know the rules. Sadly, experience suggests that a significant number of problems on steam charters are caused by the "trainspotters" who should know better. Whether the increase in volume of people out to see Flying Scotsman comes from grannies or trainspotters I wouldn't care to say.

In any case, those who know the rules and should know better should always set a good example, but haven't on various occasions been doing so.
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« Reply #287 on: June 15, 2019, 05:28:06 pm »

More problems at Kemble. From Gloucestershire live

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Gloucestershire photographer Clint Randall of www.pixelprphotography.co.uk was at the station taking photographs when he caught the incident on video and posted it on- line to warn others not to get too close to the platform edge in their excitement.

"Just watched the Flying Scotsman almost take someone’s head off at Kemble," he said.

One person commented: " Madam, please' and gently moves her away from instant death. Wonderfully British response to an unbelievably stupid act."
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« Reply #288 on: June 16, 2019, 08:26:51 am »

No problems in North Swindon as a small group, many with young children, came to see the train pass.

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« Reply #289 on: June 16, 2019, 08:30:56 am »

…..any news on the apprehension of The Flying Scotsman's very own Stadler and Waldorf yet?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-48219462
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« Reply #290 on: June 16, 2019, 09:01:44 am »

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« Reply #291 on: June 16, 2019, 11:59:32 am »

I was genuinely surprised how many people came down to see the Flying Scotsman take on water at Charlbury. There's usually a crowd for any steam engine, but this was an order of magnitude more than normal.

(Plus the down Hereford was 20 minutes late off the single line, so everyone got more than their money's worth!)
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« Reply #292 on: June 17, 2019, 09:27:40 pm »

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That's a pet hate of mine too !

THE............ Salisbury Plain
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« Reply #293 on: June 18, 2019, 01:12:23 pm »

'The Gower' is my pet peeve... it's either 'Gower' or 'The Gower Peninsula'. I wish no-one had pointed it out to me (but now you know too - hah!); sometimes I wish I could un-know things...
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« Reply #294 on: June 18, 2019, 01:21:19 pm »

'The Gower' is my pet peeve... it's either 'Gower' or 'The Gower Peninsula'. I wish no-one had pointed it out to me (but now you know too - hah!); sometimes I wish I could un-know things...

You think that's bad ... I was just reading a newspaper report that contained "the Westminster Abbey". Admittedly it was Australian, but on the other hand it was written in 1898.
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« Reply #295 on: June 18, 2019, 01:30:37 pm »

'The Gower' is my pet peeve... it's either 'Gower' or 'The Gower Peninsula'. I wish no-one had pointed it out to me (but now you know too - hah!); sometimes I wish I could un-know things...

Mumbles away To himself under his breath !.
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« Reply #296 on: June 18, 2019, 02:05:23 pm »

Years ago I was told it's the Mendip Hills, not "the Mendips". It still peeves me to hear the local Beeb news referring the Mendips.
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« Reply #297 on: June 18, 2019, 02:20:14 pm »

Years ago I was told it's the Mendip Hills, not "the Mendips". It still peeves me to hear the local Beeb news referring the Mendips.

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