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A King climbing out of Tyseley Yard.

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:53 pm
by Steamdrivenandy (deleted)
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Full screen, turn the sound up and marvel!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wymz3q0pc_Y


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RE: A King climbing out of Tyseley Yard.

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:59 pm
by Deeps (deleted)
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Simply B O O T i f u l. Brings back memories of my younger years living in Manchester with the railway line running literally 100 yards behind our house. Weekend and school holiday visits to Crewe not to mention the Flying Scotsman thundering past. Happy days.


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RE: A King climbing out of Tyseley Yard.

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:05 pm
by Agger | 2.395 Posts

4472 xxxx


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RE: A King climbing out of Tyseley Yard.

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:57 pm
by Aaron Calder | 3.084 Posts

Poetry in motion. There's also a link on that page to an LNER A4 Pacific thundering through Doncaster where I used to do my train spotting.

Oh, the sound of that chime whistle!


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RE: A King climbing out of Tyseley Yard.

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:40 am
by Crow (deleted)
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I can remember getting up on the covered pedestrian footbridge at the local station
when one of these went through, the smell the cinders in the eyes ..............
I had not really thought about it before Andy, why does the steam pulse out of the smoke stack?
exhaust steam and superheated air?


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RE: A King climbing out of Tyseley Yard.

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:02 am
by Steamdrivenandy (deleted)
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It's the exhaust steam from the cylinders Rod, it is fed from the four exhaust ports into a manifold that has a single port in the middle of the floor of the smokebox, right under the chimney. As the steam exhausts it mixes with the smoke and products of combustion that have flowed along the boiler tubes from the firebox. Hence the pulse. The other thing to look for is the exhaust turning black for a few seconds which is when the fireman has dumped a shovel of coal in the firebox. Also when the engine is at rest, or coming to rest and the exhaust needs some encouragement you'll often see a small column of hot air/white steam (like a cockade) coming out of the LHS of the chimney as you look from the front. This will be accompanied by a soft 'roar', that's a steam driven blower that's also used to encourage fast warming of the fire when getting steam up. Another noise to listen for on Western engines is a gentle, regular 'click' 'click' as it moves which is the vacuum pump. This is harder to hear at speed but is noticeable when drifting into a platform with the regulator valve shut.

Some of these points are illustrated here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5Pf4nh-UKQ


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RE: A King climbing out of Tyseley Yard.

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:22 pm
by Deeps (deleted)
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Ok then - name that tune. Ooops, wrong programme - I meant to say name this class of locomotive (Great Western Line)


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RE: A King climbing out of Tyseley Yard.

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:48 pm
by Steamdrivenandy (deleted)
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That sounds like a Castle Class engine, probably Nunney Castle.


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RE: A King climbing out of Tyseley Yard.

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:53 pm
by Pepé Le Pew | 2.228 Posts

Thanks, W.H. Auden

Clickety clack, clickety clack...



This is the Night Mail crossing the border,
Bringing the cheque and the postal order,
Letters for the rich, letters for the poor,
The shop at the corner and the girl next door.
Pulling up Beattock, a steady climb:
The gradient's against her, but she's on time.
Past cotton-grass and moorland boulder
Shovelling white steam over her shoulder,
Snorting noisily as she passes
Silent miles of wind-bent grasses.

Birds turn their heads as she approaches,
Stare from the bushes at her blank-faced coaches.
Sheepdogs cannot turn her course;
They slumber on with paws across.
In the farm she passes no one wakes,
But a jug in the bedroom gently shakes.

Dawn freshens, the climb is done.
Down towards Glasgow she descends
Towards the steam tugs yelping down the glade of cranes,
Towards the fields of apparatus, the furnaces
Set on the dark plain like gigantic chessmen.
All Scotland waits for her:
In the dark glens, beside the pale-green sea lochs
Men long for news.

Letters of thanks, letters from banks,
Letters of joy from the girl and the boy,
Receipted bills and invitations
To inspect new stock or visit relations,
And applications for situations
And timid lovers' declarations
And gossip, gossip from all the nations,
News circumstantial, news financial,
Letters with holiday snaps to enlarge in,
Letters with faces scrawled in the margin,
Letters from uncles, cousins, and aunts,
Letters to Scotland from the South of France,
Letters of condolence to Highlands and Lowlands
Notes from overseas to Hebrides
Written on paper of every hue,
The pink, the violet, the white and the blue,
The chatty, the catty, the boring, adoring,
The cold and official and the heart's outpouring,
Clever, stupid, short and long,
The typed and the printed and the spelt all wrong.

Thousands are still asleep
Dreaming of terrifying monsters,
Or of friendly tea beside the band at Cranston's or Crawford's:
Asleep in working Glasgow, asleep in well-set Edinburgh,
Asleep in granite Aberdeen,
They continue their dreams,
And shall wake soon and long for letters,
And none will hear the postman's knock
Without a quickening of the heart,
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?



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RE: A King climbing out of Tyseley Yard.

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:03 pm
by KeithF (deleted)
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Magic



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RE: A King climbing out of Tyseley Yard.

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:56 pm
by Aaron Calder | 3.084 Posts

Here's the film that goes with it The Night Mail


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RE: A King climbing out of Tyseley Yard.

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:11 pm
by Deeps (deleted)
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Quote: Steamdrivenandy wrote in post #8
That sounds like a Castle Class engine, probably Nunney Castle.


Go on, you must have cheated - nobody can be that much of a smart-arse.

OK then, try this one.


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RE: A King climbing out of Tyseley Yard.

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:13 pm
by Deeps (deleted)
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Brilliant Pepe & Aaron


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RE: A King climbing out of Tyseley Yard.

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:53 pm
by Steamdrivenandy (deleted)
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The clue is in the attachment number which I recognised as being Nunney Castle's.

Here's the very lady on duty last Summer between Bristol and Kingswear. The bits in the middle whilst servicing at Paignton are especially atmospheric http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W5s4DFnfEE

SDA


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RE: A King climbing out of Tyseley Yard.

in Anything that's not Eriba-related. Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:16 pm
by Deeps (deleted)
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Lovely. I hadn't realised that the Flying Scotsman was in Australia - http://youtu.be/8PP01Ci2E5Y


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