Flying Scotsman In Australia

 
  snowy446 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Somewhere on a train
Is there any Timetables, Photos and Videos of the Flying Scotsman in Australia

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  Riccardo Minister for Railways

Location: Gone. Don't bother PMing here.
Of course, google them like the rest of us do.

I have my own photos of my trip to Maitland behind 4472 and 3801 - a wonderful trip
  Syd3642 Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Go to your nearest ABC Centre and they have DVDs/videos about her visit.  Exclamation The Internet is your friend Exclamation
  KAVRAIL Banned

Location: Banned
How time flies? 20 years since 'Scotty' landed on our shores, I have fond memories of her going through Cardiff, one occasion on her own, and the other with 3801.
  mattb27j Chief Commissioner

Location: Berowra
Found this picture.



from this site...

http://www.riffraffjazz.net/Steam%20Engines.htm

Matt
  snowy446 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Somewhere on a train
I wonder what platform that is
  hanovale Deputy Commissioner

Three things that have stuck in my mind about that visit.
1. A guy with a T shirt that had a screen-printed drawing of the Scotsman with text underneath that read something like, "I've been pushed around Australia by 3801"
2. The little chap with the Honda who followed the loco everywhere. At one stage he lived for over a week in the parking lot at Parkes station. He used to sneak his way in front of the photo line and at the opportune moment would bob up and take his photo - you weren't a train photographer in those days unless you had a shot of the back of PL's head. Whatever happened to the book he was going to write that was going to include dozens of the photos he took?
3. The well known photographer of the time who stepped backwards into the path of the local school bus while composing his photograph on the bridge at Ootha. Just as well it was the school bus because it was about the only thing going slow enough to stop in time.
  yoyoman Junior Train Controller

Location: Adelaide, SA
Here's a nice 9 min video I found with a simple search on YouTube.  Pity there is no 'live' sound and only some music by Kraftwerk.

  snowy446 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Somewhere on a train
Thank you for helping me find all this
  dalts 1985 Banned

Location: Banned
Three things that have stuck in my mind about that visit.



3. The well known photographer of the time who stepped backwards into the path of the local school bus while composing his photograph on the bridge at Ootha.

Just as well it was the school bus because it was about the only thing going slow enough to stop in time.
"hanovale"


Humm, funny how history has a way of repeating it'self in a scary way...

The NSWRTM HE Tour to Goulburn on Sat. 5 April with The Pig & The Nanny (3642 & 3526)...

Myself, & fellow RP. Aust. users: Jnr, L254, Another Gunzel & VRFan did the Argyle Country Coach Tour as part of the days activities, Jnr had organised with our-ever-helpful Coach driver on the way back from Goulburn Roundhouse to Goulburn Stn, to drop us at the overhead
road-bridge to see the light engines returning to their train at the Stn.

Anyway, just as the engines pasted under the bridge, what does Jnr do, he turns, doesn't even check for/give a stuff about any possible on-coming traffic & dashes across the bridge infront of an approaching primemover ExclamationSurprisedShocked

Lucky it was going slow or he would have been a brand new grill ornamet on the primemover front engine grill...  Rolling EyesWink
  janesmith1 Banned

Location: Banned
Shall we give him the darwin award like the guy who was in the new shell saftey video on what not to do when on top of a petrol tanker and why you should not have a naked flame.
Jane
  Kafoopsy Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
I've got a DVD about the Flying Scotsman in Perth, and was quite disappointed to discover that it did not even mention anything about the Flying Scotsman's trip to Perth, which I have heard, was quite an amazing feat, both to organise and to actually do.
  VRfan Moderator

Location: In front of my computer :-p
Of course this is the sort of thing that will never happen again in this country. Could you imagine just the accreditation red tape these days!  Rolling Eyes

Shows how far we've gone down as a society since the 80's.  Sad
  dalts 1985 Banned

Location: Banned
Could you imagine just the accreditation red tape these days ExclamationRolling Eyes

Shows how far we've gone down as a society since the 80's ExclamationRolling EyesSad
"VRfan"


Even just a simple Double-38's trip to Melb, is now out of the question, not so much while operating to as far as Albury, but more so once operating south of the border from Albury to Melb, a trip on a much small scale then the Bi-centinial train & Flying Scctsmans, along the lines of The Millenium Aurora would never be repeated due to the shear red tape that we now face today...

To be honest I very much doubt 3801 or 3830 would even be accredited to run south of Albury these days...
  tassteam Locomotive Fireman

Hi
Have loaded an 11 minute clip of the Flying Scotsman and the 2 R class leaving Melbourne on the 3 engine side by side run back in 1989. 

Watch at 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TNMAniadR0

Brian
  jt393 Assistant Commissioner

Location: los jinetes enmascarados' clubhouse
Does anyone know about the second whistle under the left hand side of the footplate on 4472? when was it fitted? when Aussteam '88 concluded?

JT
  KngtRider Chief Commissioner

Location: http://www.nitroware.net
Funny you should ask tonight

I only found out tonight !

SAR 720 whistle fitted after victoria according to new dvd

 http://www.goentertain.tv/category/the-flying-scotsman

trailers here



http://www.youtube.com/user/goentertain/videos


ive never heard it despite seeing zillion videos ?
  jt393 Assistant Commissioner

Location: los jinetes enmascarados' clubhouse
Funny you should ask tonight

I only found out tonight !

SAR 720 whistle fitted after victoria according to new dvd

 http://www.goentertain.tv/category/the-flying-scotsman

trailers here



http://www.youtube.com/user/goentertain/videos


ive never heard it despite seeing zillion videos ?
"KngtRider"


Now I know why Flying Scotsman was fitted with that whistle is because the BR peanut whistle wasn't loud enough in Australia so that have to fitted this tugboat whistle (formerly on SAR 720 class), thank you very much for pointing that out on a very good time, KngtRider.

I've ask a good question at the right time.

JT
  labhenryboy Chief Train Controller

Location: Mortdale via Syndal
ive never heard it despite seeing zillion videos ?
"KngtRider"


In tassteam's video above you can hear it a few times, particularily at about 11:20 in.
  jt393 Assistant Commissioner

Location: los jinetes enmascarados' clubhouse
ive never heard it despite seeing zillion videos ?
"KngtRider"
In tassteam's video above you can hear it a few times, particularily at about 11:20 in.
"labhenryboy"


Are there any archived footages of the SAR 720 Class Berkshires that has the same whistle that 4472 was fitted with?

I reckon tugboat whistles are the baddest (rock hard) sounding whistles ever, beyer peacock whistles doesn't even sound appealing to me.

JT
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
I've got a DVD about the Flying Scotsman in Perth, and was quite disappointed to discover that it did not even mention anything about the Flying Scotsman's trip to Perth, which I have heard, was quite an amazing feat, both to organise and to actually do.
"Kafoopsy"


Flying Scotsman didn't go to WA.  It's longest run was from Melbourne to Alice Springs from whence it returned to Sydney.

The famous steam trip from Sydney to Perth was by 3801 on the Bicentennial Train.
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
The Flying Scotsman was a great toy to play with and the best thing about it was that I was paid perfectly reasonable money to do so.
  traincatcher Junior Train Controller


Flying Scotsman didn't go to WA.  It's longest run was from Melbourne to Alice Springs from whence it returned to Sydney.

The famous steam trip from Sydney to Perth was by 3801 on the Bicentennial Train.
"Valvegear"

Umm, actually it did. 
  BM3801 Lobster

Location: Go Hard or Go Home!
It did indeed travel to WA , and ran a few tours with Pendennis Castle as well. You can read about it in the link:

http://djukin.tripod.com/railwa/id17.html

I believe there is a video as well, but I cannot locate it

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