Discussion in 'International Heritage Railways/Tramways' started by athelney, Jul 23, 2013.
I'm green with ènvy.
The paper has stopped doing them with effect this year, was announced 6-8 weeks ago.
Not really having to work hard, but look at the crowds - Flying Scotsman, eat your heart out!
Thank's for that, makes all the hard work worthwhile..wish I could have got over to see it.
Now imagine the apoplectic froth that would be generated if enthusiasts in this country were standing in similar positions to our American friends. Interesting how cultures develop and diverge.
Wot no fences!!! How many casualties that day! Was it carnage on the lineside??!!
Looking back at my pictures from the 60s I would say over half were taken from a trespass position but officialdom had a much more tolerant view of the serious enthusiast back then. One incident comes to mind when a small group of us, including an off duty fireman were attempting to clean up MN 35007 with paraffin soaked rags, totally illegal of course. The running foreman came round and asked how we were going to do the tender, something we hadn’t thought of. He returned a few minutes later with a ladder! I did get some odd likes on the train going home, I must have reeked of paraffin. Somehow we all survived.
Yeah and those Americans even managed to avoid standing in places where they might be hit, I assume that the test runs were not publicised in the media then
She's a big bugger, isn't she. Impressive piece of kit, gonna be a bugger to get a rods down picture of like so many crave!
It has been interesting to follow the progress by UP in getting these steam giants back into operational service.
I only wish I had the money to buy the model for my garden railway. I am happy as it would not not look to well with my other USA models.
Sadly, less than a year ago, a woman taking photos of 844 on her phone whilst standing on the sleeper ends was killed outright when the loco's pilot beam hit her.
For those with FB, here are details of the live streaming for the event, for those without.....
Hello Steam Fans! The big #Transcon150 Celebration Event featuring the meet between #UP844 and Big Boy #UP4014 is tomorrow (Thursday) at 10:30 a.m. MT at Ogden Union Station. Those attending can find all of the event details, including links to parking information, at https://www.up.com/heritage/steam-meet/index.htm. We will begin live streaming the ceremony via the Union Pacific Facebook page at 10 a.m. MT. Make sure to "Like" Union Pacific Railroad on Facebook to be notified when we go live!
Union Pacific's Transcontinental Railroad Completion Celebration
Union Pacific is the largest railroad in North America, covering 23 states across the western two-thirds of the United States
That's goosed that then, need to explore other options!
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