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Steam Trains
« on: May 17, 2014, 05:00:05 pm »
For any Steam enthusiast (who will probably already be aware) and for those who are not so steam enthusiasts but want to take a look!

Class A4 Locomotive 60009 Union of South Africa is due to pass thorough Potters Bar towards London this evening (Saturday 17 May). 

The timetable I have suggests is will pass through Welwyn Garden City at around 19:03 and Potters Bar around 19:18

www.realtimetrains.co.uk and search 1Z80 for timetable details.
« Last Edit: May 17, 2014, 06:11:04 pm by Peeplins »
 

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Re: Steam Trains
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2014, 05:24:58 pm »
Heard it and then saw it....nice!
 

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Re: Steam Trains
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2014, 10:20:14 pm »
This Saturday (14 June) there are 2 opportunities to see:

LNER A4 Class 4-6-2 no 60019 Bittern [4464] travelling Kings Cross to York due to dep Potters Bar around 08:29 and on return journey due to arr Potters Bar around 20:50


http://railtours.national-preservation.com/uksteam.php?tour=t0614e
 

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Re: Steam Trains
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2014, 10:20:52 am »
Thanks for the tip off. I didn't quite get the right position and it was travelling fast but here are two shots for those who missed it. It was Braunton 34046.
 

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Re: Steam Trains
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2014, 10:32:43 am »
Great shots Webman. I have tweeted because I am sure many more would like to see your fantastic shots.  David

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Re: Steam Trains
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2014, 12:11:18 pm »
Great pics, especially the B&W one.
 

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Re: Steam Trains
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2014, 06:09:32 pm »
Thanks for the tip off. I didn't quite get the right position and it was travelling fast but here are two shots for those who missed it. It was Braunton 34046.

You're welcome, seems like Braunton was a last minute replacement as Bittern was not available.  Didn't get down to the station, but managed to see her in the morning from the bottom of the garden.  One of my neighbours always drops a note into me whenever a steam train is scheduled to pass, so my son can see them.
 

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Re: Steam Trains
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2014, 10:18:37 pm »
You're welcome, seems like Braunton was a last minute replacement as Bittern was not available.
Yes. Compare and contrast with FCC who'll cancel a train at the drop of a hat. Bittern had injector trouble on its way down from Yorkshire as light engine on Monday evening, and clearly couldn't be corrected in time. (The injectors are what feed water into the boiler, so somewhat important!)
 

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