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The Scotsman's Salute: KGX to York - 11/01/19

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Big Al, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Big Al

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    Over Digswell Viaduct in fine style @ 0911. Video to follow soon.
     
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    On time at Offord passing the scene of destruction that is the new A14 at present



    Apologies for the break, camera died on me (no, not battery!) so had to resort to phone.


    John
     
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    Brilliant!
     
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    Out of curiosity, I had a look at the timings on UKsteam.info. What struck me was the 04.35 departure from Southall - and if 60103 was ready to move at this unearthly hour, what ever time did the crew have to arrive? or get up? It certainly highlights the tremendous dedication of those at the sharp end of main line steam. Such an early start can't have been much fun, even given the reasonably benign weather conditions given it's January. Thank you, gentlemen, for your willingness regularly to get up at crazy o'clock in order that we can enjoy our hobby.
     
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    Crew change at Peterborough was likely.
     
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    Digswell Viaduct, Welwyn.
     
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    Just the one shot with Scotsman making a quick getaway from Babworth Loop
     
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    Sir Peter Hendy who was on the train, was behind the non-stop run through Doncaster
     
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    Interesting to steam heat clearly in use. I thought DBC had not "done" SH for many years?

    Also, can anyone say what stock was used, did not look like a Riviera set?
     
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    SRPS set.
     
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    To put it another way, SRPS stock steam heat maintained in working order continuously.
    Riviera not so much need for steam heat over the year.
     
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    No diesel on the back too :) I see that, unlike the Alan Pegler run, it didn't spend twenty-odd minutes slipping at the entrance to Stoke Tunnel this time! :Nailbiting:
     

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