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Loco at Heathrow

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by LC2, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. LC2

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    Following an ATC friend's comment last night about not expecting to be clearing a Great Western Loco from one of the runways at Heathrow last night...
    Who was there doing a photoshoot then?
     
  2. LC2

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    Bad form to reply to one's own posts, but further info...
    It was doing a photoshoot with a Singapore Airlines B777-300LR, and left via Hatton Cross.

    Still no ID on the loco though.
     
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    43021 I read on a news group, but can not remember which one.
    mark
     
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    Sidmouth Part of the furniture Staff Member Moderator

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    HST power car for First Great Western maybe ?
     
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    I think that makes sense.
     
  6. LC2

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    Well, he said steam in his FB post, but who knows. Not sure how far away from it he was.
     
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    Well, the only Copper Top within spitting distance is 5029 at Southall.................................................
     
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    quite a few at Didcot I hear....
     
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    And the Queen FSM at Windsor...
     
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    Well, I was only thinking in terms of something being close at hand............................................ and 5029 did look the mutts nuts when she came 'home'.......................... why go to the cost of lumping something from further away when somethings on your door step?..................................
     
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    An ex-BR preserved steam loco has been to Heathrow before ... Anyone remember which one?
     
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    Nope!

    But what I don't get is the need for a steam loco to advertise an airline.................................................... opposite ends of the spectrum surely?........................... or is that the point????

    And why go to the cost of shipping something to the airport............... why not just film it where it is and CGI it and the aircraft together?............................
     
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    Yes I can remember , but won't spoil it !

    Bob.
     
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    43021 is an FGW Power Car based at Laira called David Austin Cartoonist. So the plot thickens :)
     
  15. ADB968008

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    Was that steam loco that's been at LHR flown out / back by any chance..
     
  16. ADB968008

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    FYI I an sat in LHR T1 right now and it's not here ...
     
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    Heathrow T1? You poor soul. Runs a good second to Crewe at 2 am.
     
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    Not the one I'm thinking of. Too big for most aircraft to carry.
     
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    FGW 125 power car in Singapore Airlines livery.

    FISH7373 81C
     
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    Since everyone else is being bashful in coming forward, someone has to be first and it might as well be me! 76079 is the steam loco that went to Heathrow (for a BA promition I believe).
     

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