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Flying Scotsman

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by 73129, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. Muzza

    Muzza New Member

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    It was at Acacia Ridge where the two trains were sat side by side for a bit while over a hundred members of the public found their way into the rail yards for a look (me included), before 4472 & 3801 set off for the south. It was a magic few days when FS was here.
     
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    Thank you for sharing your photos. I presume they were taken at Southall. A couple of chaps I don't recognise so might have started after my time with the loco I guess.
    Unfortunately for me I had less time available, to help as support crew, after returning from Aus in 1989.
     
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    I wondered if it was Acacia Ridge yard but my 'little grey cells' wouldn't work together to come up with a definitive answer.
    There were (seemingly) hundreds of people wandering around the [working?] yard and I couldn't understand why more 'order' wasn't enforced to assist everyone's safety.
    Still, apart from the odd trip on ballast I don't recall any trouble - hence the expression "No Worries, Mate!" I suppose.
     
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    green five Part of the furniture

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    Flying Scotsman is trending on Twitter tonight but not for a good reason I am afraid. Unfortunately there has been a lot of trespass reported during today's Railtours. Absolute morons.

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    Hi buzby2 Yes southall one i think is tony shooter Colin crisp and roger wild and Mr kennington that`s you isn`t it with the black beard forgot Richard kenningrton as well.
     
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    WE are back to this sorry to say. BE GOOD 18582392_10211331995393064_3987839434286939290_n.jpg
     
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    If the person in well-washed [very pale blue] Bib & Brace is me - I don't recognise myself being so slim!
    Also, I tended to wear a greasetop cap although I may have worn a green woolly hat. (Southall could be a cold, windy place at times.)
    The 'little grey cells' do play tricks with my memory at times.
     
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    david1984 Resident of Nat Pres

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    Even the Elephants thinking whats this rubbish and where's my daily copper capped magnificence.
     
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    There are many people vehemently opposed to 'scrap' (as some term it) running on the big railway getting in the way of real railway business. This just gives them more ammo.
     
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    What is you point then a NRM poster.
     

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