60007 breathtaking footplate run into Kings Cross
On the footplate of LNER A4 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley in a 75mph dash through
the twilight into London Kings Cross with the Cathedrals Express on 31 May
2008. In the hands of Driver Ron Smith, Fireman Pete Hanson and the
footplate crew from West Coast Railway Co and the A4 Locomotive Society,
Gresley is eased out of Gasworks Tunnel into Kings Cross four and a half
Sir Nigel Gresley over the Settle-Carlisle from the Footplate - excerpt
An excerpt from the DVD Sir Nigel Gresley over the Settle Carlisle from BNT
Productions available at www.qleap.co.uk. An exhilarating rail journey over
one of Britain's toughest rail routes. Powering past Settle Junction at the
start of the long drag, Driver/Inspector Ron Smith and Fireman Pete Hanson
give an insight into the footplate task in getting a spectacular
performance out of the classic Pacific locomotive on it's route over the
37419 COLD START
37419 Trying it's best to start in very cold conditions on the 8th February
2007 at Old Oak Common Depot LONDON UK.
The temperature on this date was -01c - 30.21F .
The power unit is clearly COLD hence the reason it is struggling to
start.It does start once the cylinder temperature rises around the 1:12 min
So,Please, Please stop telling us all how cold it is in your country this
video is not about that.All comments made about how cold it is in your
country will be deleted,we are not interested.Thanks.
"One Million hits" thank you all for the views.
60009 on the move
A4 Union of South Africa runs alongside the M5 in Devon, faster than any steam train since 1965 not
much short of the magic figure.This was a return journey of a steam
railtour in Jan./Feb 1995 what a mind blowing experience WOW !!!
Flying Mallard and a Tornado
A load of clips from Mallard and Tornado's journey from the National
Railway Museum in York to it's sister museum, Locomotion, in Shildon,
The entire route was packed with people jostling for position and waving at
the most famous locomotive in the world: the 72-year old world speed record
By the time Mallard had reached Shildon, the England v Slovenia world cup
game had finished 1-0 and England had qualified for the next stage of the
world cup. Everybody seemed to converge on Shildon to celebrate the sights
and sounds of what our nation can achieve and many lingered on enjoying a
beautiful, hot, sunny day.
Locations: Dalton (south of Thirsk), Danby Wiske (between Northallerton and
Darlington), Heighington (between Darlington and Bishop Auckland), and
Shildon, at the National Railway Museum's sister site, 'Locomotion'.
60007 Breathtaking Footplate Run into Kings Cross - More
Sir Nigel Gresley From the Footplate dashes up to 75mph on the Cathedral's
Express into King's Cross. Racing South from Retford. On DVD from BNT
Productions at www.qleap.co.uk, look for Sir Nigel Gresley over the
A4 PACIFIC - TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT
THIS IS WHAT HAPPEN`S IF YOU GET TO CLOSE TO A A4 PACIFIC WHEN IT IS
OPENING IT`S VALVE`S.
IT FELT GREAT .. BUT I DID`NT CAPTURE MUCH !!!
Mallard On The Mainline
A few shots of A4 no.4468, Mallard on railtours in 1988. I had intended to
post this video in time for the
70th.anniversary of the record run in July but misplaced one of the master
tapes. The loco is seen at York followed by some on train footage on the
Settle & Carlisle and then at Carlisle. Lineside shots taken in the Hope
Valley,the Standedge route and on the Settle & Carlisle. Recorded on
standard VHS video and before I discovered that a fluid head tripod was a
good investment so not top quality!!!
71000 "Duke Of Gloucester" At Full Power
BR Class 8 Pacific 71000 "Duke Of Gloucester" opens up along the "Golden
Mile" between Bescot and Newton Road with "The Salopian" 1Z72 Shrewsbury -
London Euston . Even in awfull conditions she was a sight for sore eyes.
The schedule had been put back by nearly an hour due to late running.
Filmed just before 17.00 on the 5th of March 2011
MALLARD at 126mph the worlds fastest steam locomotive
A recreation of what Mallard would have looked like when coming down Stoke
Bank 1n 1938 at the world record speed of 126mph. The loco is actually
60007 Sir Nigel Gresley coming down the bank on 11th June 1995, it was
doing 86mph. See the original shot.