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The Great Gathering

Discussion in 'General Banter' started by reddyzeddygo, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. reddyzeddygo

    reddyzeddygo Zorg Guru (II)
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    Recent visit to the National Railway Museum to see the six surviving Gresley 'A4' class locomotives reunited, for the first time in almost 50 years, marking the 75th anniversary of Mallard's world speed record breaking run on 3rd July 1938. A stunning sight and brilliant day. Some photos for those who are also fans of these mighty machines:

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    z3cade Zorg Guru (III)
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    Train!!!!! Chooo!! Chooo!!!! :D
     
  3. GazHyde

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    Is that now a permanent display, or is it the train equivalent of Zed Fest?
     
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    Train spotters!
     
  5. Brian H

    Brian H Zorg Guru (V)
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    Not really a train fanatic but love the photos :), thanks for sharing.
     
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  7. reddyzeddygo

    reddyzeddygo Zorg Guru (II)
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    Not permanent, bit of a once in a lifetime event at the Museum for a few weeks now and I think a couple of weeks later in the year (check the museums website). After that, one of the locos (Eisenhower) returns to America and another (Dominion of Canada) goes back to Canada where they normally reside in museums (they were donated to those countries in the '60s when steam engines were scrapped in favour of diesel).
     
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    This shouldn't be underestimated as its the beginning of streamlining and the start of the power revolution as we now know it.

    Thinking was such that it was no longer just torque and BHP that were important. Aerodynamics were becoming known. The Brits were the leaders at this specific time.

    A knowledge of history of the car and aerodynamics will make you realise how very clever the vehicle you own actually is. Those Zeds are bloody marvelous!

    :)
     
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    Real Living Monsters Thanks for sharing, Fantastic Machines.... Great Pictures....
     

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