The Flying Scotsman visits Dorset


Blackleaf
#1
Iconic steam locomotive the Flying Scotsman is visiting Swanage, Dorset.

The engine is hauling trains for a special round trip passenger service between between Swanage and Norden.

Flying Scotsman: Iconic locomotive steams into Swanage


22 March 2019
BBC News


The Flying Scotsman passes Corfe Castle on the Swanage Railway

Iconic steam locomotive the Flying Scotsman is visiting Swanage, Dorset.

The engine is hauling trains for a special round trip passenger service between between Swanage and Norden.

The engine was waved off from Swanage station for the first journey by Penny Vaudoyer, the daughter of Alan Pegler who bought it for 3,000 in January 1963 and saved it from the scrapyard.

Ms Vaudoyer said it was an "honour" to send off the first train of the day.


Penny Vaudoyer said it was an "honour" to wave the locomotive off

Swanage Railway volunteer, Mick Gould, said: "She is certainly the people's locomotive and still has a very special place in the nation's heart judging by the public reaction.

"It's an honour and a privilege to have Flying Scotsman visit the Swanage Railway."



The 1920s express engine will pull a late 1940s Devon Belle Pullman observation carriage, known as Car 14 for the trips which run until 26 March.

The iconic steam locomotive and the observation carriage will then be on static display at Corfe Castle station from 27 March - 10 April.



It was the first British steam locomotive to break the 100mph barrier and run non-stop from London to Edinburgh.

After it was bought by the National Railway Museum in York in 2004, it was restored in a 4.2m, 10-year project funded by the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Heritage Lottery Fund as well as from public donations.


A driver and fireman look out from the Flying Scotsman before setting off



https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-47667649
 
Hoid
#2
let the People vote
 
Wise
#3
The train creates a big thick white cloud as it moves. That makes it hard to see around the train. The speed it can reach is impressive. It was the first British steam locomotive to break the 100mph speed.
 
Curious Cdn
#4
Cute little engine. It's about a third of the power of one of these.

That's not an engine.

THIS is an engine!

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selkirk_locomotive
 
Blackleaf
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by Wise View Post

The train creates a big thick white cloud as it moves. That makes it hard to see around the train. The speed it can reach is impressive. It was the first British steam locomotive to break the 100mph speed.

She was the first locomotive in the world to break the 100mph barrier.

Here's a programme you might enjoy:

The Flying Scotsman: Sounds From The Footplate (BBC, 2016)



A chance to enjoy the view from the driving seat of the world's most famous steam locomotive as Flying Scotsman travels the length of the Severn Valley Railway.

Special 'cab cameras' and microphones capture all the action from the footplate. Viewers can appreciate the evocative sound of steam transportation as this magnificent engine attracts crowds from far and wide.

Veteran driver Roger Norfolk and fireman Ryan Green guide Scotsman on the leisurely journey through the countryside of the English midlands, from Bridgnorth in Shropshire to Kidderminster in Worcestershire. Hundreds of enthusiasts also watch and wave from platforms, bridges and surrounding fields.


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dHypQlbrSzU
Last edited by Blackleaf; Mar 30th, 2019 at 07:29 AM..
 

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