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Cath Ex - Flying Scotsman - 21/05/16

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Cathyhuns, May 20, 2016.

  1. Spamcan81

    Spamcan81 Nat Pres stalwart

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    They were mostly behind the yellow line that's there for 125mph traffic so where's the problem standing there for a 75mph working?
     
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    Motorway traffic doesn't run on rails!
     
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    Nor through stations with clearly defined areas where it is considered safe to stand.
     
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    I trust you are not suggesting I was the wrong side of the yellow line. Actually, I was standing on it and leaning forward to get this shot. There was a policeman and station staff member to my left and no doubt they would have dragged me back if I was transgressing over the line. Ha ha!!
     
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    Not at Twyford these days. There are more railings that at any other station I know, separating the slow and fast lines. Better to stand on the down fast and get that sensational thrill of speed, right in front of your nose. As you can see, non of the spectators were disappointed, quite the opposite in fact. Anyone know what time she is coming back tonight. WHOA! Not allowed to ask, am I? Ha ha.
     
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    Look on RTT during the day
     
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    RTT are currently showing a certain '22244008' as 5Z64 ECS from Southall to Ferme Park Sidings earlyish evening - but NOT the actual FS return path to Paddington:mad:
     
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    Give it time! ;) :rolleyes:
     
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    Apologies for my impatience - I'm trying to deduce whether I can cram in the work and watch the Cup Final which Big Brother has at least permitted me to know, starts at 17.30-subject to of course no last minute 'failure', such as pumping up the ball(s):p
     
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    I thought that was Braunton aka Lord Dowding for the Peak Forester tomorrow or has that changed?
     
  11. Spamcan81

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    It is but they may be using the same coaching stock so a move to Ferme Park would make sense.
     
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    Depends where you want to go & see her.
     
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    1Z82 is now on rtt ;-)
     
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    Caught it at Iver as DD said despite the fact they pathed it down the fast, got to Crofton on time to catch it there, where it arrived more or less on time, Driver in the front seat of the 47 giving it plenty of Electric Train Heat

    Didn't get to Salisbury in time, Google Maps advised the A303 Was slow and then directed me to the Scene of anasty bike crash on the back roads
     
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    How does a still image prove that?
     
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    Here is my rather brief video of Scotsman racing through Theale. Best spots at the end of the Platform had gone so had to make do with the bridge.


    I have to say it brought a lump to the throat to hear adults and children cheering as she passed through.
     
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    I was replying to @gricerdon's reply to my comment about her being on the fast! - sorry things may have got lost in translation............

    So wait for @mrKnowwun's video later, about the b -b- box! ;)
     
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    Climbing to Upton Scudamore this morning, sounded good!

    *apologies for the annoying wind at the start*
     
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    Here is my shot of 60103 playing hide the Diesel at Theale this morning. Not a brilliant picture but it was great to finally see her again at last :) 60103 Theale 21-05-16 (1).JPG
     
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    Cut down on the baked beans in future. :)
     
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