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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:48 pm    Post subject: Flying Scotsman for 2016 Autumn Gala Reply with quote

NBI today:

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16/09/15
Hot off the press this morning!
We’re delighted to announce that one of the world’s most famous steam locomotives – Flying Scotsman last here in 1994 is heading to the Severn Valley Railway next year. This iconic engine will be a star attraction at our Autumn Steam Gala, September 22nd -25th 2016.
The SVR will be one of the first heritage Railways where fans can see the famous locomotive back in steam, and resplendent in its BR brunswick green livery, following the completion of a painstaking £4.2m project to bring it back to life at Riley & Sons engineering in Bury, Lancs.
This exciting news comes as we as we are busy preparing for a this year’s Autumn Gala this weekend, when we welcome big names Royal Scot and Britannia to the line. And next month Tornado will be steaming in!
We have sold over 1800 tickets ahead of the weekend (1400 tickets were sold in advance in 2014) – so we expect this year’s Gala to be busier than ever. And with today’s announcement, we can look forward to next year as steam enthusiasts from across the country flock to see Scotsman back in steam once again.
An inaugural mainline run between London Kings Cross and York will mark Flying Scotsman’s official completion and return to steam in early 2016, forming the opening event for the National Railway Museum’s February Flying Scotsman Season. It will then make appearances at the East Lancashire Railway and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway before it heads to the Severn Valley Railway in September.
Further information will be released as we receive it. In the meantime please help spread the word!
Many thanks
Clare Gibbard
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:21 pm    Post subject: Super ................... Reply with quote

Brilliant news

http://www.svr.co.uk/NewsItem.aspx?a=691

http://www.nrm.org.uk/flyingscotsman/scotsman-season.aspx

MARTIN Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Super ................... Reply with quote

45002 wrote:
Brilliant news

http://www.svr.co.uk/NewsItem.aspx?a=691

http://www.nrm.org.uk/flyingscotsman/scotsman-season.aspx

MARTIN Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Oh good - it doesn't clash with a birthday or anniversary! As mentioned in the 2015 gala topic!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:27 pm    Post subject: Flying Scotsman for 2016 Autumn Gala Reply with quote

No one seems to have commented yet that Tornado is requested/ booked also for 2016 gala along with Flying Scotsman.....

those 2 will bring the crowds........

Looks like a LNER Gala.....
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's your source for that information? I can't find anything on the SVR site at a glance, and didn't see anything internally the last time I looked.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Danny252 wrote:
What's your source for that information? I can't find anything on the SVR site at a glance, and didn't see anything internally the last time I looked.


I think he's misread the press release......... Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

....So when do 2016 advance bookings open? Wink

In the meantime, can we have a small engine Spring 2016 Gala please!

I appreciate that "small engines" do not necessarily go well with the need to move eight coach trains around, but 46521 and 4566 have managed ok this weekend.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will Scotsman's visit be just a "flying" one?

Or to put it another way, is it just for the gala or will it stay longer and run service trains for a week or two?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Given the numbers who presented themselves to travel when Tornado and Royal Scot were here in October, I suspect any services hauled by 60103 would have to be subject to "pre-book only" travel, which might create a problem with our normal timetables. The supplement to travel behind the loco during the ASG looks as though it will be pre-book only, sensibly so in my opinion.
As a matter of interest the NYMR sold out of their Scotsman hauled tickets--again pre-book only-- very quickly when they were put on sale. From memory, around £38 per ticket.

(See also the discussion in the "sticky" topic in the Special Events forum)
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Derby4 wrote:
As a matter of interest the NYMR sold out of their Scotsman hauled tickets--again pre-book only-- very quickly when they were put on sale. From memory, around £38 per ticket.

(See also the discussion in the "sticky" topic in the Special Events forum)

However the difference between us and them is that FS isn't doing their gala, it's a week of special days with FS doing 2 round trips each day and another set out doing 2 trips (originally due to be the DMU but has since been upgraded to a steam service, I gather). Thus their event is almost solely focused on FS while there still may be other visitors to be announced for our ASG.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Report about FS in use on East Lancs today, Saturday, in the Manchester Evening News.
Quite a crowd puller going by what was reported and hopefully bodes well for the SVR at the ASG.

Have a look at http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/hundreds-passengers-travel-flying-scotsman-10710236

Some pictures including drone footage.
Observation: Loco is currently in wartime black livery
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jackson_p wrote:
Observation: Loco is currently in wartime black livery

I think I read that this is being used for the running in period and then it will be painted into BR green (maybe late crest but haven't heard much about which crest).
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only 1 lamp bracket in centre above front bufferbeam, side ones above buffers don't appear to be there at the moment.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sharpo wrote:
Only 1 lamp bracket in centre above front bufferbeam, side ones above buffers don't appear to be there at the moment.


That was the case on the fist weekend's steaming at the ELR, but they were installed by the second weekend. Clearly seen with traditional express passenger headcode on the cover of the latest Heritage Railway mag.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

While it is still a novelty, you can watch BBC4 8.30 pm Monday:-

"The Return of Flying Scotsman"

"You can practically inhale the steam and the smoke and engine oil drifting off the screen from this terrific film. I’m no train buff or steam enthusiast but some of the aerial shots of the newly restored Flying Scotsman hammering along a rural line or racing over a snowy viaduct left me just a little misty-eyed. It’s a great piece of (British) engineering and seeing it in its glory again casts a real spell.

“Speed, power, beauty,” purrs one fan. “It was the spaceship of its day,” says another, a grey-haired lady who recalls that, when she was a teenager and her friends had pictures of Elvis on their walls, she had the Flying Scotsman. It has emerged from a ten-year, £4m restoration that took it from a “scattered piece of parts” back to a working, well-oiled machine. And what a machine.
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