Sunday, 8 June 2014

A Wee Trip!

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7 videos of John Cameron's A4 loco 60009 Union of South Africa filmed on its two SRPS organised trips around Fife on 21/4/2013. The morning trip was 1Z29 Linlithgow - Dalmeny & the afternoon trip 1Z30 Dalmeny - Inverkeithing. Both trips were via the Forth Bridge - Kirkcaldy - Dunfermline - Alloa - Stirling - Falkirk Grahamston.

1) 1Z29 crosses the Forth Bridge in poor conditions.
2) 1Z29 is seen climbing towards Cowdenbeath around the back of Lumphinnans.
3) With no improvement in the weather, 60009 struggles to keep her feet as she climbs through a TSR to Kilbagie on the SAK line with 1Z29.
4) Nearing the end of the first trip, 1Z29 climbs off of Polmont Junction and through Polmont station..
5) With weather considerably improved for the afternoon run, 1Z30 accelarates out of the restrictive curves at Burntisland and climbs towards Kinghorn as 1E23 13:47 Aberdeen - Kings Cross passes in the opposite direction.
6) 1Z30 coasts down the branch towards its water stop at Newmills on the banks of the Forth.
7) After a well deserved break, 60009 gets back into her stride along the wall at Culross towards Alloa and Stirling.



Mike Smith said...


Lee said...

There's something quite romantic and very special about these trains....

the fly in the web said...

Sheer bliss...and how superbly filmed.
Many thanks!

Adullamite said...

Mike, Indeed!

Lee, Indeed, romantic, exciting and characterful.

Fly, The other films are similar but elsewhere, worth a look.

Lady Di Tn said...

My husband,Prince loves trains so I will show these videos to him later today. I have been limiting my time on the time draining machine(computer) so I have gotten behind on blogs. I was fascinated with the Zonked post also loved your description of the ladies who wrote the letters during the WAR. I think the guys who gave all on D-Day are the true Hero's of our time. I am upset with Big Ears (I refuse to call him President) who swapped not one but 5 Taliban for Bowe. More so after I saw the interview with his company that he walked away from. Nuf said
Have a wonderful week on your side of the pond. Peace

Adullamite said...

Lady, Prince is a man of discernment! As indeed are you!

Arlynda Lea Beuterbaugh said...

Jerry won't take me on cool trips like that!