Tremendous! There are not many individual steam locos that can pull my heartstrings, but 60009 is one of them.
I wonder if it will ever be steamed again.
Now that does look interesting!
I've been on three of the excellent WCME's in the last two years and have not yet managed a run behind one of the 5XPs. Is there any way of...
That's quite some hovercraft!
I understand how upsetting it must be for those of you who contributed to put 6023 back onto the mainline. I'm afraid we win some, we lose some....
I wonder how much extra water and coal it takes to haul a diesel around.
A very reasonable and balanced viewpoint from @Big Al. Thank you.
I found this tour very attractive, even when the onward leg to Newcastle behind...
Mmmm . . . 12 on with no assistance needed for "steam heating". Impressive.
That's what I recall, too.
These locos are well suited to heritage lines and deserve the title of "pocket rocket".
Very atmospheric. It's noticeable how light most of the loadings are compared to what we expect from, say a class 5, in preservation.
Sad news. I never felt very confident in the new ownership. Has anything been done except the bogie overhaul? Surely an original, unrestored...
Makes you realise just how much work goes into a firebox overhaul.
Magnificent sound! The engineering quality is audible in that Black 5.
I won't try to add anything to what has already been said about this event by members who are much more knowledgeable than I am. However, I would...
It's good to hear that progress is being made on this loco, albeit slowly. I hear that the motion is the next job to be worked out.
Very encouraging. Thanks for keeping us posted.
I hope one day to get another chance on the Ebor Flyer, having been on the first one. Things remain very quiet about 90mph running.
What's the odds on this being steam only, or assisted? Any inside knowledge? I asked RTC a couple of months ago and they said to contact them the...
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