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Default Flying Scotsman in full flight after engine refit.
by Notebook 02-25-2016, 01:06 PM

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35657423

Wonder if I'll be doing that speed when I'm 90?....

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Old 02-25-2016, 01:15 PM   #2
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Nice to see that old locomotive restored and operational again. Just surprised that it doesn't violate EU anti-pollution laws .

I saw that they had to do a "shuddering halt" due to enthusiast photographers on the track in Cambridgeshire. Just dumb!
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Its just steam....honest..

I'm surprised at the train-spotters, they are usually well behaved. Maybe they are diesel enthusiasts and confused?

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I wonder if it can break its own speed records, after this renovation?
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I doubt it'll ever be pushed that hard again.
Its scheduled for specials for a few years, then back to the National Rail Museum at York when not working. Should last a long time if its looked after.

Would like to see one of the Mallards have another go though...


http://www.alanwardcollection.co.uk/images/2844/1.jpg

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You wait years for a train, and two turn up at the same time!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35662754

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A British joke I think - accepted as normal everywhere else
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Old 02-27-2016, 02:31 PM   #8
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 Just surprised that it doesn't violate EU anti-pollution laws .
Europe can just piss off!
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A bit more of Flying Scotsman and friends.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-39684287

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World-famous locomotive Flying Scotsman travelled alongside three modern trains to celebrate the "past, present and future" of Britain's railway.
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 Europe can just piss off!
Why? British anti-pollution laws are already much stricter than EU laws and the new plans by May are even more anti-coal.

No surprise since UK didn't build any Coal Power plants in the past decades and only has old plants that need to be replaced anyway.
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 A bit more of Flying Scotsman and friends.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-39684287
Nice picture. I bet that was a logistical challenge for the signal crews, having all 4 tracks running in the same direction!
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Indeed, though it was on a week-end, its a bit quiter. Not sure why its happening, unless Beardy Branson is short on publicity.
Will be getting some on Fri/Sat, union is having a strike. Virgin Rail say they will be running a normal service. Hope so, I'm travelling back home on Friday!

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