Traditional Transport crossing the Trent

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Traditional Transport crossing the Trent

Post by Bob Brookes » Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:08 pm

I thought that you might be interested in seeing the Flying Scotsman crossing a lovely stretch of the river Trent just outside Newark. It was on its maiden passenger journey today from King's Cross to York, following a major £4.2M refit.


My problem is I cannot seem to attach a photo once more, so would Mark kindly oblige if I send the image to him?

Admin Edit - Here you are Bob.

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Re: Traditional Transport crossing the Trent

Post by Barbulus » Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:23 pm

I undertook a 6 month Business Consultancy for a Steam Heritage Railway; even conducting one interview while riding the "footplate" with smoke and flames and sparks around as we trundled rather incredibly thru the countryside and over the River Avon - an amazing experience - absolutely everything on it felt alive: every boys dream ! A lasting memory and admiration for those folk who volunteer with passion and energy to keep this amazing part of our "steam heritage" alive for future generations to enjoy.

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Re: Traditional Transport crossing the Trent

Post by Bob Brookes » Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:37 pm

When Mark picks up my mail I am sure he will add my photograph(s)

My Dad was on the GWR and BR for 44 years, probably the last 35 as an engine driver. I was on the footplate on many occasions so I was a very lucky boy! When that train passed us today my wife couldn't get over the smell of warm oil and smoke. She reckoned it transported her back her childhood in Stratford upon Avon when the Cornishman passed through from Birmingham on the way to the west country. Happy days indeed!
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Re: Traditional Transport crossing the Trent

Post by Bob Brookes » Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:50 pm

Pictures added, thanks to Mark.
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Re: Traditional Transport crossing the Trent

Post by Barbulus » Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:54 pm

Brilliant Bob. I know exactly what you mean. Fantastic. Absolutely fantastic.

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Post by Tengisgol » Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:28 pm

Brilliant, very jealous!
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Re: Traditional Transport crossing the Trent

Post by Gary Wright » Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:51 pm

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Well done Bob great photos , Enjoyed our chat about all things fishing here's my photos

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Re: Traditional Transport crossing the Trent

Post by Badger » Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:00 pm

Great to see the Flying Scotsman in action again ! :Thumb:
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Re: Traditional Transport crossing the Trent

Post by Dave Burr » Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:20 pm

Steam trains sound and smell great! Lovely pictures, very jealous - haven't seen the Flying Scotsman for too long but hope to catch up with it again soon.

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Re: Traditional Transport crossing the Trent

Post by Crucian » Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:28 pm

Superb! thanks for posting :Hat:

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