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igorski
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Flying Scotsman

Post by igorski » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:54 pm

Spent much of Saturday chasing 60103 around Suffolk & Cambridgeshire.

Near Diss:

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Image60103 Flying Scotsman by andygnott, on Flickr

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Image60103 Flying Scotsman by andygnott, on Flickr

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Image60103 Flying Scotsman by andygnott, on Flickr


Near Stowmarket:

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Image60103 Flying Scotsman by andygnott, on Flickr

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Image60103 Flying Scotsman by andygnott, on Flickr

Near Ely:

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Image60103 Flying Scotsman by andygnott, on Flickr

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Image60103 Flying Scotsman by andygnott, on Flickr

Bonus Class 47 which was on the back.

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Image47746 Chris Fudge by andygnott, on Flickr

Thanks for looking!!
- Andy

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Re: Flying Scotsman

Post by paddyboy » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:13 am

Hi Andy :P

Nice shots of the beast :thumbs:

It was a total bun fight at Norwich Thorpe to get any pics of her :lol:

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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Re: Flying Scotsman

Post by tazmin88 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:59 am

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Not often you have to use the zoom on a station
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Re: Flying Scotsman

Post by tazmin88 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:50 am

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Ely was a bit chaotic too
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Re: Flying Scotsman

Post by igorski » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:51 am

I think this is why I didn't go to any stations! :D
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Re: Flying Scotsman

Post by tazmin88 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:07 pm

There were only two photographers and a Greater Anglia manager at Shippea hill on Friday when the loco transited to Norwich. But maybe that was because the timetable wasn't publicised on Railcam diagrams nor was the actual RTT headcode (5Z60) as it showed 536E instead . A bit like a SAM Flight showing a QID callsign on ADSB :ninja:
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Re: Flying Scotsman

Post by paddyboy » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:45 pm

Andy: I wasn't even on the station; I was just trying to drive over Carrow bridge to pick the Missus up :Wow:

They were 3 or 4 deep on the Norwich Ring Road over said bridge, which overlooks the throat of the station :O

No plod about, of course :lol:
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Re: Flying Scotsman

Post by igorski » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:46 am

All this fuss over some old steam engine... :lol: :lol: The railway equivalent of F-22's coming to LN... :ninja:
- Andy

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Re: Flying Scotsman

Post by Redfoot60 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:25 pm

I used my drone to look down on the train. If I had any idea how to post images on here I'd do so!

Great photos in this thread, any steam is pretty rare in East Anglia

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Re: Flying Scotsman

Post by igorski » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:12 pm

Redfoot60 wrote:I used my drone to look down on the train. If I had any idea how to post images on here I'd do so!

Great photos in this thread, any steam is pretty rare in East Anglia

Peter
Thanks :thumbs: I only started chasing steam engines this year, but so far...

Near Godmanchester, July this year
ImageFlying Scotsman by andygnott, on Flickr

Ely, September
ImageA4 60009 by andygnott, on Flickr

Ely, October
Image70013 Oliver Cromwell by andygnott, on Flickr
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Re: Flying Scotsman

Post by paddyboy » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:09 pm

Hi Andy :P

Great shots :thumbs:

Get your good self up to the NNR next year and take some of 'Black Prince' ;)

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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Re: Flying Scotsman

Post by igorski » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:17 pm

paddyboy wrote: Get your good self up to the NNR next year and take some of 'Black Prince' ;)
I was there earlier this year! I think we passed Black Prince while it was parked up at sheds?

ImageWeybourne by andygnott, on Flickr

Couple of iffy pans... :whistle:

Image90775 by andygnott, on Flickr

Image76084 by andygnott, on Flickr
- Andy

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Re: Flying Scotsman

Post by welshandy » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:39 am

Great photo's, haven't seen Flying Scotsman since the 1990's. Closest I got was last year when it was hauling a railtour to Aberystwyth,but was replaced by a Network Rail Class 97(Ex Class 37) for the run down the Cambrian(only ERTMS fitted class 158 Sprinters & 97301-4 are allowed on the Line). :(
Your photo of 90775 brought back memories. I remember her when I was a volunteer on the Mid Hants Railway back in the 1980's. She was then numbered 601,named "Sturdee" & painted in LMR(Longmoor Military Railway) Blue.

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Re: Flying Scotsman

Post by igorski » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:45 am

Just looked up some photos of '601', she looked good in blue for sure :)
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Re: Flying Scotsman

Post by paddyboy » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:01 pm

Hi Andy :P

Never seen a shot of Black Prince without the 'shields' on before :O

Wonder why they had been removed :S

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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Re: Flying Scotsman

Post by igorski » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:43 pm

I might have a photo from the side, I'll try and find it tonight...
- Andy

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Re: Flying Scotsman

Post by igorski » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:25 pm

ImageBlack Price by andygnott, on Flickr

Definitely has the front shields on.

Coach Window 'Filter' :whistle: :whistle:
- Andy

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Re: Flying Scotsman

Post by H.A.Bucken » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:59 pm

I like the Standard 4 moguls ever since seeing a shed full of them at Kirkby Stephen in the mid 1950s. Being so used to numbers beginning with 4 on the W.C.M.L. (Oxenholme), I couldn't get my head around them beginning with 7; why the duplications? Some were class 2 780XXs which I didn't know at the time and there was at least a 76 and 78 having the same 'last two'
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Re: Flying Scotsman

Post by baz1 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:39 pm

paddyboy wrote:Hi Andy :P

Great shots :thumbs:

Get your good self up to the NNR next year and take some of 'Black Prince' ;)

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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just checked and we have 46100 Royal Scott hauling the xmas special to Lincoln on the 9th Dec :clap:

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Re: Flying Scotsman

Post by TankBuster » Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:33 pm

I remember seeing WD Austerity 90775 many moons ago when she was based on the NYMR, a beautiful loco. The NYMR also have her sister loco 3672 'Dame Vera Lynn' on the line awaiting overhaul... http://www.dameveralynn.co.uk/.

I do love the big freight loco's especially the 9fs'. Ivo Peters captured some cracking footage of these workhorses stomping over the old S&D route :Wow: .

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