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Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by BillyReopening, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. W.Williams

    W.Williams Well-Known Member

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    I hadn't realised she had a second name, AIUI she was always referred to as No.9.

    In today's P&J. Play a game and spot the error anyone?


    https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/f...l-from-aberdeen-to-the-union-of-south-africa/
     
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    With Number 9 now seemingly retired for the last time - it only seems fit to add a few pictures from my own collection of her.

    I'm sure I've written before as to how she became my first A4 for sight, Mainline Steam tour and to have (had the priviledge) to drive and fire her - so the following pics contain some of my most treasured and poignant memories of Number 9.

    Simmering at the Cross - Dec 2005:

    Kings Cross Dec 2005.JPG

    About to attach to the front of the Scottish Lowlander - Carlisle 2014 - the acceleration once over the summit at Beattock will live with me forever and I'm so glad I have it captured on video.

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    Awaiting deptarture from Worcester Shrub Hill - Feb 2019 - My sons first Mainline steam tour.

    Worcester Feb 2019.JPG

    I think being in B/W really makes this image, just seems to bring out every detail of the A4's graceful lines, but also shows how a machine can seem to be alive; the smoke and steam just adds that final touch and is one of my favourite pictures that I've taken. East Lancs Footplate Experience October 2019

    Bury Bolton Street Oct 2019.JPG
     
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    07-10-2018_114846.jpg 07-10-2018_114926(1).jpg One of the most memorable times I have of No.9 at Kings X 7th October 2018 when she ran from Lincoln with the RAF 100 charter with John Cameron on the footplate and all the cadets with there collection buckets from all around London.Mike M.(70c
     
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    She was looking rather tired and forlorn at the ELR this weekend. Tucked away on platform 1 she felt a bit like an afterthought rather than the star of the show she was intended to be. Practically speaking, with such a busy gala timetable, there was nowhere else she could have gone, but it felt a bit like a sad end to an illustrious career.

    Bonus points to whoever came with the fantastic labour-saving way to empty the tender by charging people a quid for a souvenir piece of coal. Saves time and effort for someone and raises cash into the bargain. Neat.
     
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    Is anyone wise to where she may be heading for storage?
     
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    My tribute to 55 years of preservation at https://www.bonusprint.co.uk/view-online-photo-book?widgetId=1b083688-abc2-4507-b4e0-ee9622a97faa

    Thoughts / comments welcome
     
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    Can only photograph it when it runs !! The S&C weather in particular doesn't help that situation !
     
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    Oh I dunno ... after all, you don't want to end up being on the wrong end of any claim by some litigious pillock who booked a Cumbrian holiday on the back of an impression given by loads of shots in bright sunshine!

    I'm right behind the comments your fantastic tribute deserves to be published. I do hope you've been able to email it to somewhere Mr Cameron can enjoy it too.
     
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    John Cameron has a personal (signed) copy.

    I have subsequently learned that John Cameron has suffered a domestic accident resulting in his being hospitalised and, although out of intensive care, his recovery from his (fracture) injuries is expected to be a lengthy one.
    I am sure all will join with me in sending him best wishes for a speedy recovery.
     
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