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Woohoo.. we're gathering steam..

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Woohoo.. we're gathering steam..

Mallard has been out again recently!
More info here:
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/video/steam-loco-mark-speed-milestone-220400121.html
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Bittern please  Grin
I heard it on the radio where it stated that the speed restriction was 75mph which was specially lifted for this run
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Stop the video at 0 . 24 secs  Cheesy
Bittern gets around all the preserved steam railways
Was at the Watercress line a couple of years ago.... I t hink ( I could be wrong! ) they repainted her there, and gave her the number of Dominion of New Zealand
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Did I say Mallard? I meant Bittern lol  Lips are sealed
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a bit more info http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-23109971
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Bittern and Mallard are two of 35 A4s designed by engineer Sir Nigel Gresley, but only six survive.
The surviving locomotives will be reunited at the National Railway Museum in York to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Mallard's record on 3 July.
Dominion of Canada was shipped from Montreal last October while Dwight D Eisenhower has reached York from the US and both have been restored for the anniversary.
Union of South Africa and the Sir Nigel Gresley will also join them at the museum.
The only one I didn't see in actual service was  Dwight D Eisenhower  I believe
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So if they're all the same make / model (as it were) does that mean they could all theoretically reach the same speed as mallard?
?I think Top Gear should test this out with a race lol
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Ahhhhh! One of the advantages of living in York!  Cheesy
Living within sight of the East Coast main line I saw all A4s; A3s; A2s & A1s live!
Even travelled on the Flying Scotsman, pulled by the Flying Scotsman, from York to Darlington in the early 60's!
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Some people have all the luck lol. I suppose next you'll be telling me you travelled through the legendary Riccarton Junction too? Wink
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Afraid not, never got further north than Newcastle!  Cry
Never made it to the Southern Region, but did make it to Crewe works & sheds and Shrewsbury sheds (Western Region).
We used to get the odd LMS loco here in York and I did get to Carlisle sheds a few times!
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Some people have all the luck! Mind you having said that I grew up with NSE so I can't complain too much!
I heard a rumour that Riccarton junction actually has track again as a heritage / preservation effort. I'm hoping to go and see it one day..
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We had Met 1 and Coach 353 at our local station yesterday.  Quite a scene and a lot of people turned out to see it.
Also there were:
    "N2" No 1744 (thanks to the Gresley Society)
    GWR "Prairie" No 5521 – Specially repainted in London Transport livery & numbered L150 (thanks to Bill Parker)
    Two heritage Metropolitan “Dreadnought” coaches (with thanks to VCT)
    BR Suburban Brake Standard (BS) (with thanks to the NNR)
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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/94/60007_Sir_Nigel_Gresley_above_rear.jpg/791p...
I live in Filey but as a child I lived in York.
So I remember being on the end of the platform watching the A4s starting off hoping for a bit of wheelspin!
I remember travelling form York to Doncaster and back behind  A4s on a platform ticket. Dodging the guard! I must have been one of the first delinquents LOL
I was home on leave last summer and insisted the whole family had a day out on the North York Moors Railway. I was best pleased when I noted the sound of the engine had changed halfway back from Whitby to Pickering and found out we were being pulled by Sir Nigel Gresley. A great day  Cool Cheesy
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Mallard, in the National Rail Museum, York,
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