Monday, 11 March 2013
Flying Scotsman delayed till 2015
Will not steam before 2015 and major expenditure still in front. In essence the Tony Marchington era supercharged and blew the engine. This was not properly appreciated in 2004.
More (Heritage Railway)
And the FCP report with a personally felt surprising number of redactions (said to be because a tender process for the repairs will start).
http://www.nrm.org.uk/aboutus/nrmdocuments Two PDFs to download.
Header photo dates my first encounter with 4472 on visit to Norwich in 1967. Plenty of ephemera about the engine including my 1967 excursion Norwich to York (first visit to museum) in The Forsythe Collection in Search Engine at NRM.