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A spectacular race with 60009 Union of SA on the North Wales Coast line,Llandudno Jct to Colwyn Bay in Aug08. Note the chime whistle and glimpses of the fire in the cab.


 


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The Best of British Steam Compilation 2012
Finally, 2012 draws to a close and now it's time to recollect on the best moments of the British Railway Steam scene, including tours, private charters, overnight land cruises, empty stock workings and light engine movements from all corners of the UK: 1. 17/11: Stanier built Princess Royal Class, 6201 'Princess Elizabeth' is seen running the steam leg of the 'Cumbrian Mountaineer' from Tyseley to Carlisle through Oxenholme. 2. 15/09: BR Standard Class 7 flagship number 70000 'Britannia' and LNER A4 Pacific 4464 'Bittern' are seen blasting southbound through Teignmouth with the 'Mayflower' tour from London Euston to Plymouth. 3. 07/10: LMS Princess Coronation Class 46233 'Duchess of Sutherland' is seen screaming through the night with the southbound leg of the 'Caledonian Railtour' from Stirling to Wolverhampton. 4. 04/02: On the second run of the 'Cumbrian Mountain Express', LMS Stanier Class 5 45305 is seen departing Preston for Carlisle running via Blackburn and the Settle and Carlisle route 5. On the way back from Plymouth, 70000 'Britannia' and 4464 'Bittern' are seen racing north through Teignmouth with the returning 'Mayflower' tour to London Paddington 6. 12/08: BR Standard Class 7 70013 'Oliver Cromwell' is seen gliding through Totnes with the southbound 'Royal Duchy' from Bristol Temple Meads to Par 7. 19/08: On her first run on the 'Torbay Express' for 2012, 4464 'Bittern' is seen racing through Teignmouth with the southbound leg to Kingswear 8. 05/08: unique BR Standard Class 8 71000 'Duke of Gloucester' is seen blasting south through Teignmouth on the 'Torbay Express' from Bristol Temple Meads to Kingswear 9. 02/09: 4464 'Bittern' is once again seen on the 'Torbay Express', this time speeding south through Dawlish Warren 10. 17/11: Returning from Carlisle on the 'Cumbrian Mountaineer', 6201 'Princess Elizabeth' is seen powering down the Settle and Carlisle at Armathwaite bound for Tyseley 11. 21/04: LMS Royal Scot Class 46115 'Scots Guardsman' is seen reversing out of Carnforth steam town before steaming northbound up the WCML towards Carlisle in preparation to haul its part of the Great Britain tour 12. 29/07: 70013 'Oliver Cromwell' is seen gliding through Teignmouth bound for Par 13. 27/04: former Southern Railway built Bullied Light Pacific 34067 'Tangmere' of the Battle of Britain fleet is seen trundling through Preston with a light engine working from Carnforth to Bristol Barton Hill 14. 10/03: Running the 'Shap, Settle and Carlisle' tour from Wolverhampton to Carlisle, GWR Castle Class 5043 'Earl of Mount Edgcumbe' and 6201 'Princess Elizabeth' are seen accelerating away from the yards at Carnforth 15. 27/04: 70013 'Oliver Cromwell' is seen climbing away from Preston through Leyland with the 'Great Britain' tour from Preston to Bristol Temple Meads 16. 15/07: 70000 'Britannia' is seen with its safety valves blowing off loudly as it rumbles slowly along the Sea Wall at Teignmouth with the 'Torbay Express' 17. 18/03: LMS Stanier 8F 48151 is seen departing Preston in classic form with the 'Roses Express' from Preston to York 18. 15/12: After arriving from Bristol Temple Meads with the 'Christmas Devonian', 34067 'Tangmere' is seen departing for Exeter Riverside with the empty stock for that tour 19. 19/08: On its first run on the 'Torbay Express', 4464 'Bittern' is seen climbing out of Torre with the return working to Bristol Temple Meads 20. 09/03: After a quick water stop, 5043 'Earl of Mount Edgcumbe' and 6201 'Princess Elizabeth' are seen departing from Preston with a light engine working to Carnforth 21. 22/07: 70000 'Britannia' bursts out of Parson's Tunnel near Teignmouth with the 'Torbay Express' bound for Kingswear 22. 05/08: 71000 'Duke of Gloucester' is seen racing out from under Shaldon Bridge at Teignmouth with the return leg of the 'Torbay Express' 23. 26/04: Arriving with the 'Great Britain' tour, 46233 'Duchess of Sutherland' is seen arriving at Preston from Glasgow Central 24. 15/04: GWR Manor Class 7827 'Lydham Manor' is seen climbing from Goodrington Sands bound for Kingswear 25. 05/08: 70013 'Oliver Cromwell' passes Teignmouth with the 'Royal Duchy' bound for Par 26. 01/12: 60009 'Union of South Africa' runs the 'Christmas White Rose' north past Ryther bound for York 27. 5043 'Earl of Mount Edgcumbe' is seen rumbling through Bamber Bridge with the returning 'Shap, Settle and Carlisle' tour bound for Wolverhampton 28. 70000 'Britannia' blasts north through Teignmouth with the 'Torbay Express' for Bristol 29. 28/07: 71000 'Duke of Gloucester' and 60163 'Tornado' are seen running through Teignmouth with the 'Tamar Devonian' 30. 27/04: 46233 'Duchess of Sutherland' is seen passing Leyland light engine bound for Crewe 31. 22/07: 70000 'Britannia' once again blasts past Teignmouth with the 'Torbay Express' to Bristol 32. 02/09: 4464 'Bittern' races through Teignmouth for Bristol with the 'Torbay Express Enjoy (I certainly did!) :D





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 !!!





BR 9F 92203 'Black Prince' Pull's a 1000 Tonne Ballast Train
BR 9F 92203 'Black Prince' pulls a 1000 tonne ballast train solo. Just listen to her RAWR! Taken at the East Somerset Railway's Quarry Gala at Merehead Quarry.





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, County Durham. 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 holder, "Mallard". 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 Settle-Carlisle.





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 !!!





Union Pacific 3985 Catches FIRE on 1999 excursion
All Aboard now as we witness a UP#3985 excursion grind to a halt with a Fire on the Historic Locomotive and the quick thinking Steam Crew Puts it out before the Volunteer Fire Dept gets there! then ride along side as she trys to make up lost time on a highball run into old Cheyenne WY check out this old excursion brochure i found recently at http://www.stlouisnrhs.org/pastevents/RouteGuides/Central%20States%20Challe nger%20STL-CHI%207-19-93.pdf And Try to to see this IMAX film http://www.rockymountainexpressfilm.com/ The Best train movie I have seen





Trains in a Hurry
High speed trains in a hurry to their destination, I know some of the engines in the pictures aren't moving but they are designed for high speed runs.





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 big hill.





Epic Struggle: Coal train starts off on Ardglen Bank. Wed 03/11/10
8251-8220-8255 come to a stand at Ardglen on an up loaded coal with 8133-8012-8111 on the rear pushing. Shortly after 8232-8208-8227 roll down the grade on an empty coal. The loaded train then slowly gets he 72 loaded wagons moving again on the 1 in 40 ( 2.5%) grade with much wheel slip and Super Series Squeals. The bank engines can be seen detaching "on the fly" at around the 09 45 mark. They will return light engine back to Werris Creek to await their next banking job. Once a train to be banked has passed Werris Creek it will proceed to Willow Tree and await the bank engines which will follow them down from Werris Creek. Wed 03/11/10.





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 minutes early.





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 mark. 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.





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. http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_edit?ns=1&video_id=Kw5tAVt5R0A





A4 Pacifics
A tribute to the Gresley A4 Pacific's. If you want to know the name of a certain engine just ask me which one you want to know and I'll tell you.





A4 60008 Dwight D. Eisenhower Leaving N.R.M. Shildon 28/04/14
Enroute Liverpool Docks and on to U.S.A. Look out for runaway tender !!!!!!!




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