Me...Scottish Region Railrovers August '65 and June '66. Amazing memories.
Nah...I prefer the suggestion above yours!
Put's me in mind of these rather splendid Czech 4-8-4 100 kph tankies!
Let's hope that rumour does not have any legs. She has been a Scottish based loco all her life and it would be highly fitting that any final runs...
A mixture of both I'd say.
BIL is back in Carnforth already! Well over an hour early. Good day for the loco and crews :)
There are two VT services and a TPE (running 5 late) close by on the down...presumably when they clear they'll be off after the original booked...
The next leg with two 'Jubs' should produce a spectacular climb of Beattock...wish I was there to witness it!
Scotsman's whistle sounds better than it did...but not as good as BIL's!
Totally agree Victor. The infamous steam leak (and all the wibble it produced) appears much reduced in warmer weather, as a few said it would be...
Very sorry to read about No.9's latest firebox woes. John Cameron and his support team must be gutted...really feel for him/them. Haste ye back...
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