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The Flying Scotsman

#1 by astwood , Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:43 pm

The Flying Scotsman has just finished its first public test run
after a 4.2 million restoration project


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#2 by Sheldonboy , Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:10 pm

Its really good to see The Scotsman refitted. I saw the Flying Scotsman at Snow Hill Station when it was retired. Around 1965 I think.


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#3 by astwood , Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:13 pm

They say it will be on the severn valley railway soon


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#4 by Sheldonboy , Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:38 pm

The Scotsman on the Severn Valley would be good. I bet you would have a job getting close to it though.


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#5 by astwood , Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:40 pm

I will take the grandchildren to see it if it does


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#6 by Sheldonboy , Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:45 pm

That would be great.


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#7 by Voltman , Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:09 am

Will it still have LNER on the tender?


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#8 by mikejee , Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:37 pm

From the pictures it looks like NE. did not know there was ever a company with those initials


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#9 by Slow Jo , Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:06 pm

Saw the test run on telly ,brilliant ,that was british engineering at it's best ,built in 1926 if I remember right,would love to ride on it ,commentator said tickets for the test run ,£108 00 worth every penny.


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#10 by Sheldonboy , Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:10 pm

Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #9
Saw the test run on telly ,brilliant ,that was british engineering at it's best ,built in 1926 if I remember right,would love to ride on it ,commentator said tickets for the test run ,108 00 worth every penny.

That would be great, I wouldn't like to have to buy a season ticket.


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#11 by Slow Jo , Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:12 pm

You would need a second mortgage.


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#12 by Sheldonboy , Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:19 pm

This is the Flying Scotsmans 2016 season.
http://www.nrm.org.uk/flyingscotsman/scotsman-season.aspx


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#13 by astwood , Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:01 pm

I see i will have to wait till september then


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#14 by Sheldonboy , Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:08 pm

I am sure it will be worth the wait. I intend to get a model of it. it won't really suit my railway but as an historical piece it will be worth having.
https://www.google.com/aclk?sa=L&ai=Cy_n...1&ny=7&clkt=161


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#15 by astwood , Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:11 pm

Be nice to see a real historic engine


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