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Flying Scotsman...... a few pics.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great pictures and thanks for sharing them with us.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's news to me
If its true hopefully I can get on one of her tours
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice Pics

we saw her last year at goathland and my the short video underneath




Then we saw her again the other day doing this publicity run at York
This video wasn't by me as i'd forgotten the cameras



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Great videos David ... and good to see a post from you again!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great video, thanks for sharing it with us.

Does anyone know why there was a diesel engine at the back of the Flying Scotsman?
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I would guess it is there for reliability back up, so that a breakdown doesn't tie up or shut down a mainline. That is often done when moving steamers over mainlines here as well!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to see you, David, and those vids
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Daniels explanation is probably right. Whenever i have seen steam on the mainline there has always been a diesel at the rear.
previously i had always assumed this was to move the carriages between venues without the need to put additional wear on the locomotive. i came to this conclusion from watching trains being assembled before runs from Cleethorpes, where the carriages always passed my farm the day before behind a diesel locomotive whilst the locomotives travelled to Cleethorpes via a different line.
At the end of the run the train would be hauled back to Cleethorpes with a diesel. but i was probably wrong Daniels explanation seems more likely.

Interestingly although the day was supposed to be about the line from the past to the future with the Scotsman through to the Azuma nobody seemed to notice that the diesel at the rear of the Scotsman was a Deltic which was the iconic diesel that bridged the gap between steam and the introduction of the Inter City 125's on the East Cost Main
so we really had 5 generations on show instead of the 4 it was supposed to be.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stoker wrote:
I would guess it is there for reliability back up, so that a breakdown doesn't tie up or shut down a mainline. That is often done when moving steamers over mainlines here as well!


Yes it is not cheap if the steamer break down...We germans call the supporting diesel "Angstlok"->anxiety loco.
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I have no idea about the the English rolling stock, but here, depending on the carriages, it can also be to provide train heating, or continuous braking  - the systems aren't always compatible with what was standard or steam locomotives (i.e. steam heating ...)
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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

steamyjim wrote:
steam lad wrote:
im a believer in streching engines legs once in a while


I was asking why you think it'll be on static display. I thought the NRM seemed quite committed to getting her out and about...


that was my understanding too.
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