While my disdain for the tabloidy Daily Mail is nearly endless, this is actually a pretty good review of yesterday’s event. Just promise me you won’t click any links to stories about Princesses, Kardashians, or other ilk.
The whistle broke into a scream . . .
LMS 4-6-0 6170 “British Legion” is the star of this 1936 publicity film showing the a typical servicing between assignments.
(Photo by Graham Williams.)
Last Saturday ex-SNCF 4-8-2 241P17 powered an excursion from Le Creusot to Aix-les-Bains. While being turned for the return journey, the locomotive suffered a “rare but serious” failure, resulting in burns to driver Yann Janaudy and two others. An investigation is under way, and two future excursions have been cancelled.
Let’s wish the injured a rapid and full recovery.
(Via the Continental Railway Circle.)
(Thanks to Stephen Thompson.)
(Photo by National Railway Museum)
The BBC files a report here.
On Tuesday the locomotive was moved to the East Lancashire Railway for steam tests and commissioning runs.
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A fascinating look at the British Rail equivalent of the old ICC ‘Monthly’:
Shed code 6A on the locomotive’s smokebox was Chester, so the filming location is probably Crewe.