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Ady121/08/2021 10:21:01
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vic newey21/08/2021 10:33:38
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More photo's here, Preparations for train stunt another link mentions that the train will fall into a water pit. I can imagine many steam enthusiasts being angry if the engine is destroyed

RMA21/08/2021 10:38:34
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Posted by vic newey on 21/08/2021 10:33:38:

More photo's here, Preparations for train stunt another link mentions that the train will fall into a water pit. I can imagine many steam enthusiasts being angry if the engine is destroyed

Initially my reaction. I couldn't reconise it as a 'proper' loco and after investigation , it appears it's a mock up and not powered by steam at all.

vic newey21/08/2021 10:48:49
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There are videos showing amateur filming of the engine and carriages in a heavily wooded area, the engine seems to be powering the train but the one that crashes may indeed be a mock up

SillyOldDuffer21/08/2021 10:50:05
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Of course they did railway spectaculars far better in the good old days.

(Picture from Wikipedia: By Jervis C. Deane (b. 1860) - Southern Mysteries Episode 65 The Crash at Crush, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=106267731)

The Crash at Crush event of 1896 didn't go well! 'the air was filled with flying missiles of iron and steel varying in size from a postage stamp to half of a driving wheel...'

Engineers got the blame: they said the boilers wouldn't explode! Interestingly, the accident proved there's no such thing as bad publicity.

Dave

Rob McSweeney21/08/2021 11:27:44
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Posted by RMA on 21/08/2021 10:38:34:
Posted by vic newey on 21/08/2021 10:33:38:

Initially my reaction. I couldn't reconise it as a 'proper' loco and after investigation , it appears it's a mock up and not powered by steam at all.

Look at how the running boards are inclined upwards and meet the boiler cladding.

RMA21/08/2021 11:42:41
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Posted by Rob McSweeney on 21/08/2021 11:27:44:
Posted by RMA on 21/08/2021 10:38:34:
Posted by vic newey on 21/08/2021 10:33:38:

Initially my reaction. I couldn't reconise it as a 'proper' loco and after investigation , it appears it's a mock up and not powered by steam at all.

Look at how the running boards are inclined upwards and meet the boiler cladding.

Yes I know, I was initially stumped to ident it. It was based around a Britannia, and there is a resemblance. It was powered by a Diesel engine located in the tender.

vic newey21/08/2021 12:01:01
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There are amateur videos using telephoto lens & probably drones etc showing the engine on the special track at the quarry, it can be seen steaming up and moving,

the engine was also visible being transported to the site on a low loader, it's a real engine without doubt and transported to the quarry site.

I just found a video showing the engine steaming towards the bridge & coming off the end, 

Video of the stunt, sideways view

Engine on the move

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Edited By vic newey on 21/08/2021 12:08:19

RMA21/08/2021 12:07:43
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Not real at all.

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Another rail mag I've read describes the Diesel power in the tender. Good effort though, I wonder how many seconds of footage it gets.

peak421/08/2021 12:39:22
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For those with a Facebook account, you could check out Richard Bowring's page
https://www.facebook.com/richard.bowring

He's been showing quite a few photos of the filming recently, since he lives in the village; some nice wildlife photos too.
Bill

old mart21/08/2021 20:05:07
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Remember the General and what happened to it?

Simon Rolfe 228/08/2021 23:56:34
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It was a replica made in Germany!!

Dave Halford29/08/2021 17:08:35
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Posted by old mart on 21/08/2021 20:05:07:

Remember the General and what happened to it?

All 300 of them? - no idea

Nigel Graham 217/09/2021 11:01:52
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I don't know the title, story and age but there was a very early film, made in England, in which a train crashes at speed into a steam-waggon on a level-crossing.

The film "The Iron Maiden" used an extremely accurate wooden replica of the eponymous Showman's Road Locomotive for the bits where no real SRLs were to be hurt in the making.

Nigel Graham 217/09/2021 11:14:05
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I don't know the title, story and age but there was a very early film, made in England, in which a train crashes at speed into a steam-waggon on a level-crossing. I don't know if this used real but withdrawn equipment - if so it must have taken some doing to time the train and wagon accurately.

The film "The Iron Maiden" used an extremely accurate wooden replica of the eponymous Showman's Road Locomotive for the bits where no real SRLs were to be hurt in the making.

I suppose BR or Network Rail could claim similar when it deliberately ran a withdrawn diesel locomotive and coaches into a nuclear-waste flask filled with inert material. The video, intended to show the integrity of such flasks, shows the loco was fitted with some form of "remote control" set in operation from an external point below the sole-bar, so no-one had to jump from the cab.

Andrew Evans17/09/2021 12:10:40
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It's a very expensive prop - not a real loco. I imagine a real loco would not have given the right end results anyway and probably not be safe and too unpredictable.

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