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
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 !!!
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
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
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 !!!
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.
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
And Try to to see this IMAX film http://www.rockymountainexpressfilm.com/
The Best train movie I have seen
Slippin' n' Slidin' or Tornado and Tangmere in the fog, Bickley 11/11/2011
I wasn't banking on the fog today. It made for a very dull and gloomy look
First we have 60163 Tornado running as expected on the outside road, with
the Cathedrals Express from Northampton to Canterbury. Apologies for the
vocal contribution from the others, but I was determined to start recording
before the train came into view. A Networker is following on the other
line, but we don't hang around for that one, as we see another on the same
line after Tangmere's smoke-screen starts to lift!
As for 34067 Tangmere and The Kentish Belle Armistice day special , even
before she comes into view, you can hear repeated slipping, and this goes
on through the station, and out towards our camera, causing all sorts of
volcanic Exhaust. As mentioned above,
a Networker to Orpington has arrived in Bickley station by the time the
smoke & steam starts to clear.
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!!!
Gresley A4 60009 passes through Biggleswade
On a chilly Saturday evening, amid the normal comings and goings at
Biggleswade station, the unmistakable chime whistle of a Gresley A4 rends
the chilly air and 60009 'Union of South Africa' thunders through on the up
fast with a steam special returning to Kings Cross.