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 !!!
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
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'.
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.
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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
And Try to to see this IMAX film http://www.rockymountainexpressfilm.com/
The Best train movie I have seen
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.
Great Train Race - 2007
3801 & 3830 race against a Tiger Moth aircraft as well as race between them
selves. Filmed at the 2007 Maitland - Hunter Valley - Steamfest.
A1 Tornado Kings Cross to York
A1 Tornado at speed en route to York at Balne crossing then on return to
Kings Cross climbing out of Retford. April 18 2009.
The Mallard being shunted to her temporary bed @ Shildon NRM 2010.
A4 Pacific 4468 "Mallard" at her new home, for two years, at Locomotion:
The National Railway Museum at Shildon, County Durham, England.
Mallard was hauled to Shildon, under steam, by the LNER Peppercorn Class A1
60163 "Tornado" on June 23rd, 2010. For further info (thanks to Stan)