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The Flying Scotsman comes through Derbyshire

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  • The Flying Scotsman comes through Derbyshire

    Reminds me of a scene from the film The Railway Children.

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    Definitely a 'Railway Children' moment.

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      Re: The Flying Scotsman comes through Derbyshire

      Aside from being the restored Flying Scotsman, that is one helluva shot, Phill - photojournalism at its very best.
      I bet it cost a pretty penny to be aboard that sentimental journey.

      I recently watched a BBC doco on the restoration. The Scotsman was capable of incredible speed I believe.
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        Yes, a great shot of old locomotive.

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          That's great wide angle framing Phil. Gives the Flying Scotsman a presence in its lanscape.
          John

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            Gosh thanks guys much appreciated, you've really made me smile now. It was a shot I had in my mind before I got it but the people were an added bonus. I was a bit dismayed when they first started to turn up as I hadn't planned for them but there was no way I could complain! Anyway as it happened I soon realised I'd get a different shot and they definitely added an excited atmosphere to the shot that really conveyed the feel of the moment a lot better. The Scotsman was about a half hour late passing us and they started to wave at every train that came past as they waited.
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              Re: The Flying Scotsman comes through Derbyshire

              No shame in having the people in the shot and it does give the scene some extra importance. Well framed. I have some shots of it up at the NRM but alas nothing steaming through the countryside.
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                Re: The Flying Scotsman comes through Derbyshire

                Cracking shot Phil. I would have loved to have seen it myself but this is a very good substitute.

                Originally posted by pandora View Post
                I recently watched a BBC doco on the restoration. The Scotsman was capable of incredible speed I believe.
                The Scotsman was fast but others were faster. Numbered 4472 Scotsman became the first steam locomotive to be officially clocked at 100 mph (160.9 km/h) on 30 November 1934.

                However, the Mallard was clocked at 126 mph (202 km/h) on the 3rd of July 1938; a record which she still holds for steam traction.
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                  I like it a lot...!! Just captures what steam still means to both young and old..whereabouts was it Phil...near Matlock?

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                    Re: The Flying Scotsman comes through Derbyshire

                    Originally posted by Naughty Nigel View Post
                    Cracking shot Phil. I would have loved to have seen it myself but this is a very good substitute.



                    The Scotsman was fast but others were faster. Numbered 4472 Scotsman became the first steam locomotive to be officially clocked at 100 mph (160.9 km/h) on 30 November 1934.

                    However, the Mallard was clocked at 126 mph (202 km/h) on the 3rd of July 1938; a record which she still holds for steam traction.
                    I only wish we had the Scotsman or a Mallard on our NE Victorian line, instead of the derelict trains that run between Melbourne and the Victorian border - I suspect we bought them from a Calcutta disposal store - so overcrowded even here that like in India some of us travel on the roof!
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                      Re: The Flying Scotsman comes through Derbyshire

                      The Scotsman is travelling round the country, this leg was from Chesterfield to Burton-on-Trent I think. My shot was taken just North of a village called Milford. It certainly was a magnificent site and really pleasing to see the reaction it got. It's really popular and people still turn out to see her. A bit too popular at times maybe as there have been instances of people straying on the tracks delaying the trains!
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