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Post by x568wcn » Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:23 pm

I know I live in York, but Wednesday is a stoopid day!

Many of youy may have seen on the Local/National BBC News about the opening of the Scotsman Story today, but as I can't get there till Saturday, there is one question I want an answer to.
The Display is to include 'Guest Locomotives' that hauled the Flying Scotsman.
Well, thew question is...Which one is in now?

By my reconing there are (am I right) 7 locos in the world that hauled this famous train?
So;
1 in Canada (Dominion of)
1 in USA (Dwight Eisenhower)
3 being overhauld (Scotsman, Bittern & Nigel Gresley)
2 Availaible, (Union of South Africa isn't in York as I know.
And Mallard isn't in, but one is!

(I had to pop out in the middle of writing this, and I remember the Stirling Single wasn't there Saturday!!!)

Might well be it
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Post by richard » Wed Apr 05, 2006 9:29 pm

The Stirling Single would make sense. The National Collection also has two Ivatt Atlantics. I'm not sure if the C2 hauled it very often, but the C1 would have been the staple for the GNR section until the A1s were introduced.

Last time I was on the Flying Scotsman, it was hauled by a Class 91...


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Re: Scotsman Story

Post by Bullhead » Wed Apr 05, 2006 9:58 pm

x568wcn wrote:By my reckoning there are (am I right) 7 locos in the world that hauled this famous train?
Traditionally, the 10:00 departure from King's Cross to Edinburgh is the "Flying Scotsman". So I suppose that there are probably hundreds of locomotives - A1s (both types), A3s, A4s, possibly the odd V2, Deltics, 47s, 43s, the solitary 89 and now 91s - which could justifiably lay claim to this honour.
So - did anyone dare tell Stephenson, "It's not Rocket science"?

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Post by x568wcn » Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:08 pm

I mean't left, the Guest locos that Hauled the train, that will stand in for Scotsman!
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Post by Bullhead » Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:09 pm

Ah, I see - you mean surviving (apart from diesels and electrics, presumably). I didn't cotton on. :oops:
So - did anyone dare tell Stephenson, "It's not Rocket science"?

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Post by x568wcn » Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:16 pm

I changed while you replied!
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Post by x568wcn » Fri Apr 07, 2006 8:23 pm

From another point, did the Stirling Single Haul the 'Flying Scotsman' as it was only called the'Flying Scotsman' from 1924, before that from 1862, it was called the Special Scotch Express. The journey took 10½ hours, including a half-hour lunch stop at York!
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Post by Richard_WD_DVL » Sat Apr 08, 2006 5:02 pm

I reckon it'll be engines that are in the vicinity. My guess is Cheltenham for the first engine! :lol:

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Post by x568wcn » Sat Apr 08, 2006 5:08 pm

Only engines that hauled the Flying Scotsman, and the first engine is....................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Stirling Single

Although as I state here and another post, the Flying Scotsman was only named so from 1924 so the Stirling DIDN'T haul it!

I will be later adding further pics of the wheel, and pics of the Scotsman story to my site,
http://www.4472.me.uk
Also now can be found at
http://www.flyingscotsman.me.uk
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