25 Feb 2016 - Flying Scotsman (w/ TIMINGS)

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25 Feb 2016 - Flying Scotsman (w/ TIMINGS)

Post by pingu » Thu 04 Feb, 2016 23:21

Flying Scotsman's inaugural run will be from King's Cross to York on Thu 25 Feb 2016.

http://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/full-st ... 4038017505

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I am thinking of chasing it from Stevenage to York.

Anyone else fancy doing the same?

The train leaves King's Cross at 0740 and arrives in York at 1230. It normally takes around 2 hours for the train to do this journey, so Flying Scotsman will be bimbling at less than half the speed of the normal train. This means we can overtake it several times.

I've chosen Stevenage as it is after the Hertford Loop Line and I don't know which side of the loop the train will take. North of Stevenage, there is only one way to York.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Coast_Main_Line
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Re: 25 Feb 2016 - Flying Scotsman

Post by pingu » Fri 05 Feb, 2016 14:05

I may start from Grantham as it's nearer to Nottingham.

I'll post timings if anyone is interested.
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Re: 25 Feb 2016 - Flying Scotsman

Post by bertiejaffa » Fri 05 Feb, 2016 14:18

about time they put it back together - last time I saw it was 3-4 years ago at the York museum in many many bits. Unfortunately I wont be able to join though
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Re: 25 Feb 2016 - Flying Scotsman

Post by Koolflyer » Fri 05 Feb, 2016 22:38

Blast I'm on duty in the afternoon so can't go on the run, but might have time to see her steaming northbound at some point east of Loughborough/Melton, where ever that might be....got any clues Pingu?

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Re: 25 Feb 2016 - Flying Scotsman

Post by pingu » Fri 05 Feb, 2016 22:47

Start Here
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I should see it coming in time to get ready to follow it along this little B road for about a mile
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a bit of driving will get me to this bridge
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a level crossing
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another bridge. This time viewed from underneath.
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Finally, watch it as it slows down to come into York. I'm hoping the ramp in the circle leads upto the railway :shock:
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Re: 25 Feb 2016 - Flying Scotsman

Post by pingu » Fri 05 Feb, 2016 23:08

Koolflyer wrote:Blast I'm on duty in the afternoon so can't go on the run, but might have time to see her steaming northbound at some point east of Loughborough/Melton, where ever that might be....got any clues Pingu?

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It's very difficult to get timings until very close to the day. I've assumed that it is non-stop from King's Cross to York direct up the East Coast main line (http://www.uksteam.info/tours/trs16.htm).

Stations east of Melton that it will go through are Peterborough, Grantham and Newark.

It's running from Carnforth to Carlisle tomorrow (6th Feb). Here are the timings. I chased the Duchess of Sutherland on that route in 2006, but it would be harder to do now because the A6 is closed at Eamont Bridge (Penrith). I'm going to spend the next hour or so working out whether I can do this run with virtually zero notice :shock: .
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Re: 25 Feb 2016 - Flying Scotsman

Post by pingu » Sat 06 Feb, 2016 00:38

Tebay(N) @ 1200 if the weather is ok.
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Re: 25 Feb 2016 - Flying Scotsman

Post by Koolflyer » Sat 06 Feb, 2016 08:59

Thanks Pingu, reckon a zip up the 46 towards Newark area might be best for me...cheers :thumb: KF
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Re: 25 Feb 2016 - Flying Scotsman

Post by pingu » Sat 06 Feb, 2016 17:57

pingu wrote:Tebay(N) @ 1200 if the weather is ok.
It was pi$$ing down all day.



About 350 miles and now there are no cobwebs up the exhaust pipe :drive
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25 Feb 2016 - Flying Scotsman (w/ TIMINGS)

Post by pingu » Tue 23 Feb, 2016 14:20

I have no evidence for any of the following, so you use my guesses at your own risk :shock: .

I strongly suspect that this is a link to the timings of the train...

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U ... 5/advanced

Trust me, it has taken quite a lot of detective work to find this as there are no links to it from anywhere else of the internet.

My first point of contact will be Holme Junction, where I think that it will take on water.

[edit: It turns out that this is the timetable for the chase train (a diesel), so the times for Flying Scotsman will be about 10 to 20 minutes before those quoted. They seem to be trying to keep the Flying Scotsman times secret.]
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Re: 25 Feb 2016 - Flying Scotsman (w/ TIMINGS)

Post by pingu » Wed 24 Feb, 2016 06:02

This is the schedule for Flying Scotsman's Inaugural Run...

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U ... 5/advanced
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Re: 25 Feb 2016 - Flying Scotsman (w/ TIMINGS)

Post by Deano1712 » Wed 24 Feb, 2016 17:51

Have fun. I would be there but the car is in pieces. Oh im away skiing anyways


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Re: 25 Feb 2016 - Flying Scotsman (w/ TIMINGS)

Post by bertiejaffa » Wed 24 Feb, 2016 19:28

Deano1712 wrote: I would be there but the car is in pieces.
Again ?
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Re: 25 Feb 2016 - Flying Scotsman (w/ TIMINGS)

Post by Deano1712 » Wed 24 Feb, 2016 21:26

bertiejaffa wrote:
Deano1712 wrote: I would be there but the car is in pieces.
Again ?
Still, not touch it since Christmas. Need to get it running next month.
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Re: 25 Feb 2016 - Flying Scotsman (w/ TIMINGS)

Post by pingu » Fri 26 Feb, 2016 13:24

The only footage that I got was this...

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Re: 25 Feb 2016 - Flying Scotsman (w/ TIMINGS)

Post by bertiejaffa » Fri 26 Feb, 2016 19:16

Bet those 2 coffin dodgers were in the party that were stood on the rails !!
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