@eastcotelocalco there are no current plans to make any changes to Flying Scotsman
Did you know Flying Scotsman appeared in the first-ever British feature film with sound in 1929? The film was aptly titled 'The Flying Scotsman'.
#DidYouKnow Flying Scotsman appeared in the first-ever British feature film with sound in 1929? https://t.co/cdP127cUn3
It's time for this week's #railwayrendition, with this colourful poster advertising an event to celebrate 100 years of progress for the London Midland & Scottish Railway in 1938.
This week's #railwayrendition is this poster, celebrating 100 years of progress for the London Midland & Scottish R… https://t.co/FPGlfQrjFh
This #throwbackthursday shows the interior of a London & North Eastern Railway first class carriage. It was built at York Carriage Works in the 1930s, when railway companies began to adopt open plan carriages to replace compartment stock.
Here's the interior of a London & North Eastern Railway first class carriage, built in the 1930s #ThrowbackThursday https://t.co/YRAQFPfq7s
Stuck for plans this weekend? Make sure you pay Locomotion - The National Railway Museum at Shildon a visit and cast your eyes over this beauty!
In 1950 British Railways had services that connected with the ships at Ocean Terminal, Southampton docks. In this photograph we see children supervised by a nurse and playing games while they are waiting for their boat. Are card games and building blocks still enough to keep your little ones entertained on a long wait?
Here we see children waiting for their boat in 1950, when British Railways had services which connected with the sh… https://t.co/FDrK8eoYu1
Liking the pics so far for #museumselfie day! If you are visiting us today join in the fun with @museumselfieday
Take a look at the video of our Future Engineers event and tell us how you think we should inspire future engineers https://t.co/wDFSkiWkPo
In October half term 2016, the National Railway Museum hosted Future Engineers, an action-packed interactive exhibition for families, which got young visitors thinking about how they could shape the railways of tomorrow. Take a look at our video about the event, and let us know how you think we should inspire future engineers! https://youtu.be/rCCucqhF6EM
This week's #warehousewonder is this 1:8 scale model of the Great Western Railway 2-2-2 class broad gauge locomotive https://t.co/PSFpS2dk0c
This week's #warehousewonder is a "Firefly" model, commissioned in 1838 by Sir Daniel Gooch and built by Joseph Clements. It's a 1:8 scale representation of the Great Western Railway 2-2-2 class broad gauge locomotive.
Calling all teachers! Want to try new techniques to engage students at the Teachers’ Network Event next week? https://t.co/jLAK5F17JM
We’re giving teachers the chance to try out new techniques to engage students at our free Teachers’ Network Event on Thursday 26 January, 4-6pm. Share ideas with colleagues, experience our learning offer and see the museum after hours! https://www.facebook.com/events/354094768309381/
Hello – hope you don't mind m sharing this with you. Hope it's of interest :) https://www.facebook.com/events/1260336350727562/ Steam and Stew event at Middleport Pottery, Stoke-on-Trent. We believe that this is the only William Boulton Steam Engine in existence. A fully restored example of a late Victorian, horizontal engine. It was designed for the 'Model Pottery', Middleport Pottery - a pioneering engineering project that was to 'modernise' the production of ceramics. http://www.middleportpottery.org/events/
Take a look at this oil painting of a mixed train on the County Donegal Railway, by C Hamilton Ellis. https://t.co/fOTrub1LOF
Take a look at this oil painting of 2-6-4T locomotive Alice, a mixed train, on the County Donegal Railway in the ‘Barnesmore Gap’, by C Hamilton Ellis.
I had an an amazing time at the National Railway Museum in York this past weekend speaking to couples planning their wedding days. I loved hearing about how they became engaged and their plans for their big day! I was also delighted to be asked to photograph the wedding set up in the Station Hall. How amazing would it be to get married at the museum?
I hope this is ok to post here: https://www.facebook.com/GRCWMuseum/posts/1810417859176107:0
🚝🚂It's competition time🚂🚆🚇🚊 Thanks to virgin trains I have got three wonderful raffle prizes to co-inside with my charity bike ride -2x virgin east coast 1st class return tickets -a 12month tastecard -2 odean cinema tickets For railway officers remembered My charity bike ride -260 miles through France and Belgium visiting the graves of nearly 100 railway police officers who died in the Great War and Second World War . How to enter ? Follow the link : https://www.freewebstore.org/martscharitypins For every - cross , slate plaque or grave photo your name will be entered into the draw. If you have already purchase any of these products your name will be automatically entered. Money goes towards the btp cadets, police treatment centre and Royal British legion The draw is on the 6th June
Big news for #FlyingScotsman! See the official announcement here: https://t.co/daxARyX7TN
Flying Scotsman has been chosen to officially re-open the Settle – Carlisle line on 31 March. Flying Scotsman will depart from Oxenhope on 31 March and travel via Haworth, Keighley and Skipton to Carlisle. Tickets can be purchased through the KWVR website or by calling the Haworth office on 01535 645214. http://nrm.org.uk/aboutus/pressoffice/pressreleases/2017/january/flying-scotsman-settle-carlisle
@HstEnviro prints of some posters from the museum are available at https://t.co/XctWzAGf67 - hope that helps!
Our youngest visitors are the most enthusiastic! Our play area is made for them to learn about the world of railway… https://t.co/2S34bD4rcp
Our #locooftheweek is North Staffordshire Railway's Battery locomotive, built 100 years ago in 1917 https://t.co/5p1KBYMAtL
Who's joining us at the Wedding Showcase 2017 here at the National Railway Museum today? Join us between 11am and 3pm
Visit our Teachers’ Network Event to find out about learning outside the classroom and our fantastic schools offer https://t.co/jLAK5FiIBk
Did you know about the 300 volunteers who are part of our #volunteer programme? Why not join us? https://t.co/h6XpdVVSsv
I saw Flying Scotsman screaming through Doncaster on the non stop run and have followed her ever since then. Loved it when she returned to York and had a great trip from York to Scarborough, and only last week I got to go in the cab. Also had great views on North York moors railway.
My dad worked on the railway during the war doing his apprenticeship as a fitter and turner at Statford, East London. And my Uncle used to drive the US ambulance trains which operated around England during that time and then later became a Diesel train driver on the Eastern Region, Liverpool Street Line. The money paid to railway workers was very poor during and after the war I can remember my dad bringing home old sleepers strapped to his back on his bike so we could keep the fire going.
My mother, Mrs Vera Pass was the first woman to work at Retford Loco sheds during the war,they advertised for staff,my mother applied,and the foreman was surprised but said he was not looking for women, but dammed if wouldn't give her a go. She ended up a fitters mate. One day 'The Flying Scotchman' came in with a problem, it was worked on and my mother asked to drive it out the shed which she did and a short run to check it was okay. She later left to have a baby, my father got a Military Medal and was mentioned in dispatches.
When my dad was Foreman at Euston station. When me and my brother were children we use to go over to the flying scotsman and stand by the fireman dad would explain to us about the engine and have bacon and egg off the shovel.
In the early 1950's, I was a keen Loco. Spotter in Cambridge. On one of several occasions, the Scotsman was on the Cambridge Buffet Express to Kings Cross. I was on the Platform next to the Engine and talking to the Driver about driving such a powerful Loco. Much to my surprise and delight, he asked if I would like to get on the Footplate. Checking that no-one was looking, he helped me up, saying "Don't touch any thing and keep away from the Firebox" He then let me sit in his Driver's Seat. What a wonderful experience, sitting there, with the Engine pulsating and the warmth from the Firebox, something I will always remember. I then left the Cab and watched The Scotsman power off to London. With great delight, I told my friends that I had "cabbed" the Flying Scotsman.
I'm not sure exactly when this happened, but I am guessing it was 1994 or 1995. I was driving to work along the A312 around Hayes, when I spotted the 'Flying Scotsman' on a low loader, parked in a lay-by. How could I resist stopping to take a closer look? I pulled up behind the trailer and walked toward the object of my childhood fascination. As a mid-thirties 'professional' it took some wrestling with my conscience before I abandoned my 'grown-up' persona and climbed up onto the footplate. Imagine my sensation as I stood on the footplate of, yes THE FLYING SCOTSMAN! Clad in a business suit that was rapidly acquiring the grime of footplate life, did I care? Not a chance! I was going to be late for work and nobody was going to interfere!
In 1981 when I was 13 years old I was chosen to play a leading role in a television advertising campaign for Hovis. The advertisement was called 'Trainspotters' and was filmed at the Keighley Worth Valley Railway over three days. Filming of the advertisement was put back twice and from what I remember the Flying Scotsman made the journey from The Railway Museum, York for filming. The excitement of the filming, the lighting, re-shooting scenes and not only seeing the Flying Scotsman for the first time but the section of filming sitting inside the locomotion was something that will stay with me forever.
When the Scotsman came into Doncaster for a refit when Mr Peglar owned this fantastic engine prior to going to the USA I worked on it's electrics. I should have gone with the Scotsman to the USA but the Foreman went in place of me. I was glad in a way as it broke down and a rescue fund had to be raised to bring her home. I worked on all the steam Loco's that came into Doncaster and they all got repaired in the Crane shop . I was a very lucky Apprentice . I have lasting memories of such great pieces of history . The Mallard, Sir Nigel Gresley to name just a couple. I never got to ride on any of them that I worked on which is a shame.
As a young child I lived in a third floor flat overlooking the main Kings Cross to York line. My father knew a lot about trains and always knew when the Flying Scotsman was due. We would all stand on our balcony waiting for the event with great excitement. There was a tunnel very close by and if Scotsman was on the way to Kings Cross we would first be greeted by a huge cloud of steam, then the beautiful Scotsman would appear. We would also get a glorious whiff of the smell, nothing else like it ever.
Whilst a student in the summer of 1963 I was working in the BR Research Dept in Doncaster. Walking through the 'Plant' one day I came across a gentleman standing by the Scotsman. He asked if I would like to help with the engine preparation if I could spare the time. That man was Alan Peglar!