Tuesday, 25 October 2011

4472 Flying Scotsman

Here are some details of 4472 Flying Scotsman taken before her refit..... I still think apple green is soooooooo wrong with them blinkers and double chimney, like that she's a child of the 50's & 60's and should be in Brunswick Green, and the National Railway Museum is letting us all down with this historical double take !!!!!!!!mistake.....................
them dreaded blinkers
front bogie

Monday, 17 October 2011

D9016 Gordon Highlander

Here is Deltic D9016 Gordon Highlander at the deltic festival at shildon. This is my favorite colour scheme from British Railways...very elegant. 
parked in the sidings with Royal Highland Fusiliers ,away from the others, because they had been running on the demonstration track.

view of the cab.
the name plate.
detail of the regimental crest...my uncle's regiment in the first world war.

Monday, 10 October 2011

deltic festival Shildon

On sunday i went to shildon to see an event where all seven survivors of the Deltic class of locos were brought together for the first time...two others were parked up the tracks
Here they started up all the working examples...i have not heard this since i was a kid when they ran past my house in the 1960's...that two tone horn brought back memories of lying in bed and hearing it in the night. 
A good crowd appreciates a great sound...i got lots more pics and i'll publish more of each individual engine soon

Monday, 3 October 2011

Ashington No1..."Jackie Milburn"

this is a photo i took a few years ago of Ashington No5 also named "Jackie Milburn"who was a famous footballer from the mining village of ashington who played for Newcastle united in the 1950's. Ashington was also the birthplace of Bobby and Jack Charlton and this engine worked at the local coalmine. It has recently been restored and i hope to see it soon.