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Date: 06/12/19 15:18
'Flying Scotsman' in action June 1 2019
Author: JohnMcIvor

Britain's 'Flying Scotsman' Pacific 60103 in action on June 1 2019. Seen leaving Winchfield after a water stop with a London Victoria to Salisbury special excursion. Note the four track territory with third rail electrification, and no diesel assistance. The locomotive is now fitted with front facing camera to film evidence of trespassers. All UK mainline tracks are fenced, and trespassers have caused rail traffic to be halted in their attempts to get the 'master' photo.
Filmed in 4k and then zoom/pan effect added later in the editor.
John McIvor
svsfilm.com. 



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 06/13/19 10:10 by JohnMcIvor.

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Date: 06/12/19 15:30
Re: 'Flying Scotsman' in action June 8 2019
Author: BigSkyBlue

Nice runby.  Does the second tender still exist?  BSB



Date: 06/12/19 15:37
Re: 'Flying Scotsman' in action June 8 2019
Author: DKay

Outstanding John.Managed to see it down here in Australia back in 88.(I think).I even got a cab ride ,even if it was just a back up move in the yard.
Regards,DK



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/12/19 15:38 by DKay.




Date: 06/12/19 17:42
Re: 'Flying Scotsman' in action June 8 2019
Author: PHall

12 cars and a clean stack (chimney), impressive. 



Date: 06/12/19 19:35
Re: 'Flying Scotsman' in action June 8 2019
Author: UP951West

Thanks for posting that spiffy video ! 



Date: 06/13/19 09:07
Re: 'Flying Scotsman' in action June 1 2019
Author: gaspeamtrak

Excellent ! Thank you for sharing !!! :):):)



Date: 06/13/19 09:22
Re: 'Flying Scotsman' in action June 1 2019
Author: SD70M

I had a ride behind it at a
Swanage a few months back.Plenty of security bods about for that.

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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/13/19 18:35 by SD70M.



Date: 06/13/19 13:56
Re: 'Flying Scotsman' in action June 1 2019
Author: CP8888

Size of the coal seems it might be hand fired??



Date: 06/13/19 15:05
Re: 'Flying Scotsman' in action June 1 2019
Author: HotWater

CP8888 Wrote:
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> Size of the coal seems it might be hand fired??

If I'm not mistaken, ALL steam locomotives in the UK are hand fired!



Date: 06/13/19 16:53
Re: 'Flying Scotsman' in action June 1 2019
Author: tonymarchiando

I notice all the windows are closed on that train.  Are cars sealed, air conditioned, or have open windows been banned on English mainline trains (a la Amtrak)?
Tony



Date: 06/13/19 19:35
Re: 'Flying Scotsman' in action June 1 2019
Author: DKay

tonymarchiando Wrote:
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> I notice all the windows are closed on that train.
>  Are cars sealed, air conditioned, or have open
> windows been banned on English mainline trains (a
> la Amtrak)?
> Tony
Think there was an opening (sliding ?) section up the top of the window on those old Mk 1 coaches.
Regards,DK



Date: 06/14/19 00:55
Re: 'Flying Scotsman' in action June 1 2019
Author: JohnMcIvor

In answer to a few of the questions, as far as I know the second tender is no longer used with Flying Scotsman these days. Most UK steam excursions on the mainline have scheduled water stops where road fire trucks top up the tender. No active British mainline locomotives are stoker fired - a very few were stoker fired in the past, a few 9F 2-10-0's and one 'Merchant Navy' 4-6-2 was trialled. Fire grate areas were generally limited in size and very few types were as large as 50 square feet. Most excursion operators ban leaning out of windows for safety reasons - many routes have very limited clearances. The cars used are 'heritage' vehicles from pre-privatisation days and are mostly non-air conditioned but have small opening top lights above the main windows. Some trips have a diesel at the rear of the consist.
Hope that helps.



Date: 06/15/19 06:29
Re: 'Flying Scotsman' in action June 1 2019
Author: tonymarchiando

thanks for the information
Tony



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