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Old 19-02-2023, 23:33   #1
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Flying Scotsman 100th Celebration

24 February 2023 marks 100 years since Flying Scotsman entered service.


If you want to ride behind or see the world's most famous steam train then head out to the East Lancs Railway on 11, 12, 17 – 19 March 2023


Alternatively you could go to the KWVR at Haworth on 25th to 29th May 2023
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Ryewolf, thank you for this information on behalf of all train enthusiasts who might read this thread. Unfortunately I’m a bit too far away to take part in any of this. However, it does bring back memories of leaning over the side of a bridge with pencil and paper, writing down the numbers of the engines that were ‘namers’ as they passed beneath us. Could be dangerous work if we leant too far but that didn’t mean a thing to us.. A lot of trains have gone under a lot of bridges since then. If I remember rightly the namers all started with the number 8, could be wrong about that – long time ago.
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Ryewolf that is a great picture of this marvellous bit of history.
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Old 20-02-2023, 12:42   #4
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Ryewolf, thank you for this information on behalf of all train enthusiasts who might read this thread. Unfortunately I’m a bit too far away to take part in any of this. However, it does bring back memories of leaning over the side of a bridge with pencil and paper, writing down the numbers of the engines that were ‘namers’ as they passed beneath us. Could be dangerous work if we leant too far but that didn’t mean a thing to us.. A lot of trains have gone under a lot of bridges since then. If I remember rightly the namers all started with the number 8, could be wrong about that – long time ago.
Aye Dotti this post takes me back more than a few years, my family moved into Huncoat village when I was seven years old and we lived within a couple of hundred yards of the railway, a favourite pastime, (when I got a little older), I may add, was leaving four or six inch nails on the tracks to be flattened by the heavy steam trains and then after sharpening and adding a piece of wood for a handle, making our own knives.
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Ryewolf that is a great picture of this marvellous bit of history.

Thanks, this was taken on the ELR near Townsend Fold.


Apparently the Royal Mint are producing a Commemorative £2 to celebrate the 100th Centenary.
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Been a steam train fan for years, Once went on main line excursion behind the Flying Scotsman to Sellafield visitor centre (probably now closed.) Great experience.
Great Western locos are probably my biggest interest, particularly King class.
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