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French "Pacific" on the GCR

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Flying Phil, Aug 25, 2020.

  1. tor-cyan

    tor-cyan Well-Known Member

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    No its still all at Bassenthwaite having smoke, steam, lighting and sound FX fitted and hopefully opening soon as a dining venue
    this link shows the setting

    Cheers
    Colin
     
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    It appears that the plan to destroy the loco in Norway had to be abandoned on environmental grounds, and will now be restaged in the quarry near Wirksworth. So presumably the loco seen on the GC may well make a return to the UK.

    I have seen a photo of 2 GBRF locos involved in a filming job on the NYMR, also allegedly linked to Mission Impossible, but have no more info (does anyone).

    The loco near Bassenthwaite is unrelated in all regards, and was used for Murder on the Orient Express.
     
  3. Flying Phil

    Flying Phil Part of the furniture

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    Hi Colin
    My post refers to the title of this thread - the "French" Pacific that was tested at the GCR last year which is loosely based on a Brit outline.
     
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    Just seen a video of it running on NYMR, what propels it or is it simply pushed by another loco?
     
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    May I refer you to the NYMR thread?
     
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    Has the "General" jumped yet?
     
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    no although reported at the quarry .
     
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    There are some quite amusing Facebook posts on this, with people saying ‘It’s a waste of a historic train, why didn’t they build a replica’
     
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    A lot of fun has been had by many teasing posters on social media that is it 70013 in disguise amongst other things
     
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    It's gone over the edge .



    No images of what it looks like now.
     
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    Not much left intact. Picture from Instagram: Screenshot_20210820-201636~2.jpg

    Sent from my I3312 using Tapatalk
     
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    Couple of pictures from twitter of the foreign Brit taking the plunge IMG_20210820_202845.jpg IMG_20210820_202848.jpg

    Mr Cruise was watching the action from one of the fields in the background.
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    And another two pictures from twitter: IMG_20210820_203714.jpg IMG_20210820_203709.jpg

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    the last few days have genuinely seen a few wanting it saved to run on a preserved line . I'm really not joking
     
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    From this we can rebuild........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I wonder who signed the FTR.....
     
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    It’s not the loco that’s the problem - who was the p/way engineer that signed off that as a suitable running line? A bridge that stops half way? It was an accident waiting to happen …

    Tom ;)
     
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    BTW, am I alone in being disappointed that a crashing steam locomotive didn’t result in a vast Hollywood fireball explosion at the end? Are standards of excess slipping?

    Tom
     
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