10000 hush hush

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10000 hush hush

Post by Deepol » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:21 am

The LNER's high pressure 4-6-4 locomotive designed by Sir Nigel Gresley and delivered in 1929 from Darlington Works.
The boiler arrangement consisted of two elongated Yarrow water tube boilers and steam was supplied at 450lbs psi. Constructed in great secrecy she was known as Hush Hush.
She was fitted with a corridor tender and did Kings Cross to Edinburgh non-stop runs.
It was never a very successful loco and was eventually rebuilt as a conventional steam loco emerging in A4 streamlined form but retaining the original wheel arrangement and classified W1.
She lasted into BR days becoming 60700 and the end came in 1955 when the front bogie frame fractured leaving Peterborough causing a derailment, falling onto its left side under Westwood Bridge.
She was taken into Doncaster Works and eventually cut up in 1959.
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10000-1-KingsCrossTurntable.jpg
On Kings Cross turntable being filmed for Pathe and Movietone.
10000-2-FlyingScotsman-KingsCross.jpg
Sir Nigel Gresley with the train crews at Kings Cross after a non stop run from Edinburgh
10000-HushHush-model.jpg
A super model which was/ is on display at Darlington.
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Re: 10000 hush hush

Post by Deepol » Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:35 pm

Dug this out of her in rebuilt form.
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Re: 10000 hush hush

Post by Deepol » Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:25 pm

Some more memories of her.
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10000Hush-Hush-test-attention.jpg
An interesting shot of her receiving attention at I think Kings Cross
10000HushHush-depWaverley-FlyingScotsman.jpg
LNER/BR photo of her leaving Waverley on the Up Flying Scotsman
10000-Gresley-ForthBridge.jpg
Another publicity photo of her on the Forth Bridge.
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Re: 10000 hush hush

Post by Deepol » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:51 am

A cutting of a photo of a model of her bearing the name BRITISH ENTERPRISE which was evidently planned for her.
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