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Famous people at heritage railways

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by City of truro fan, Nov 17, 2020.

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    Clever begger, being on all those heritage railways at the same time, I guess magic does exist. ;):D
     
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    Indeed and going off at an angle. RTT put together a decidedly tongue in cheek timetable for the Great Man. Starting and finishing at North Pole Junction/depot [one time home to UK based Eurostar trains] visiting as many as possible stations and extremities of the National Network.
     
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    Methinks the late Prof.Hawking might've given the fat man a good run for his money on that front. That'll upset Elon! :)
     
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    Sheena Easton visited Bluebell Railway(?) in this video:)


    Knut
     
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    Might give some ideas to those who want to restore engine 488 to active service.
     
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    Apparently Ronnie Pickering was named after the NYMR served town where he was conceived :)
     
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    Not knowing your age, had your parents adopted such a Beckham-esque philosophy, that would suggest some happy memories of one place from a list of possibilities comprising Brighton, Plaistow, Tilbury, Old Oak Common, Croes Newydd, Machynlleth, Barry or Swanage! ;)
     
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    A new trainee driver on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway scores highly!
     

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    Has anyone got that piccie of HMQ, grinning from ear to ear, in the cab of a 15in gauge loco around 15 years ago?
     
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    Of course there are various members of the Royal Family who have visited a mired of heritage lines up and down the land. Princess Anne has even had a go on one of these "Footplate" experience events that many lines have run.I think it was on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway.........
     
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    Driving or firing? I could easily imagine her doing either.
     
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    Wasn't a famous actress (in niche circles) spotted at the Epping Ongar a few years back
     
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    "There's no such thing as bad publicity" :D
     
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    I don'tknow/remember. But I wouldn't be surprised if she didn't have a go at both:).
     
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    Are you going to tell him he hasn’t passed?
     
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    It was indeed on the GWSR. It was on a day when the railway was not running a public service. The loco was Black Prince, and her Royal Highness was a guest of the owner, David Shepherd.
     
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    When she opened the Havenstreet carriage works she was filmed waving the green flag to despatch the train.
     
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    She also renamed E850 Lord Nelson after restoration in Eastleigh Works.

    Cheers, Neil

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