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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 12:27 am Reply with quote
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Despite all the critics saying it could not be done they have done it.

4014 now becomes the world's biggest restored steam locomotive.

The first run has come and gone.

Tickets were available

https://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2019/04/12-big-boy-excursion-tickets-details-3000-for-coach-5000-for-dome

I believe they sold out in 10 mins.

The train spotters were all over it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ2YCsigQVc

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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 1:30 am Reply with quote
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If you want a ride you are out of luck

https://spike150.org/train-excursion/

But if you are in the area you might get to see it

https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/schedule/index.htm

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This is a good example of an interest I know as "Motorcading"

It involves chasing a steam train in your car.

Easy enough when you are the only one but there is usually others with the same idea.

Thus you end up with a group of cars all wanting the same thing.

The guy at the front wants to slow down so the engine can catch up to him.
The guy at the end wants to speed up to get level with the engine.
The guy in the middle does not want to move.

Usually you end up falling behind so you have to pass everyone to get back on the front.

Now add in the fact that roads do not follow train lines exactly so you need a good navigator and a good driver.

To be fair there is usually an element of co operation so everyone gets a fair go but when you are chasing a train on the main line running at full speed it can make for a very exciting day.

Enjoy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuJPVhtQFeQ

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