What a lucky bike ride!

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RAF
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What a lucky bike ride!

Postby RAF » Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:15 pm

Decided to take my new bike for a spin today only to arrive at the train station just in time to see Dutchess of Sutherland reversing back onto a long train of Mk1 coaches...

Hence to say I quickly cycled back home to get my camera.

I've got a good video that I'll upload onto Youtube.

Not sure what I thought of the colour though, last time I saw it it was red. Certainly looked different in black.

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Re: What a lucky bike ride!

Postby Joeman560 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:27 pm

Do you know if it does any tours to the south west at all?
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Re: What a lucky bike ride!

Postby TerryB » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:13 pm

Joeman560 wrote:Do you know if it does any tours to the south west at all?


Details should :roll: appear on here http://www.uksteam.info/tours/trs10.htm if it does.
Its also worth keeping a check on the "loco movements" page.
I know it's the fastest .....but why did they have to name it after a duck?

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Re: What a lucky bike ride!

Postby RAF » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:32 pm

Fair play to the driver, he was very talkative and answered lots of questions and allowed quite a few people to stand on the footplate to see the controls and have their photo taken. I didn't ask because I didn't want to come across as annoying. They were going on to Liverpool and then on to Crew which he said the loco would burn 8 TONS of coal!


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Re: What a lucky bike ride!

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Re: What a lucky bike ride!

Postby B@rney » Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:21 pm

very nice looking loco and rake of coaches too.

I often wonder how much extra it takes to pull the 47 along behind..

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Re: What a lucky bike ride!

Postby RAF » Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:19 am

well the driver said it would pull 600 ton on a flat at 75 mph! :shock:

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Re: What a lucky bike ride!

Postby cmeonthemove » Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:19 am

Super video and she looks nice in black.

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Re: What a lucky bike ride!

Postby Splop. » Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:30 am

RAF wrote:well the driver said it would pull 600 ton on a flat at 75 mph! :shock:


That's what nearly 3000 BHP does for you. :wink:


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