JD
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2010-05-03T11:48:03Z
....or so I was told! :shock:
Saw this at Heilbronn railway museum, where I went for a small VW meeting.

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Eat your heart out Buckminster Fuller!

I was allowed to climb up onto the footplate and was more than a little impressed at the sheer size and power of this old dinosaur.
Weight with tender 170 tons.
2000hp and it would pull 2000 tonnes!
Unfortunately it was in need of a new MOT, which will cost half a million euros for the chassis and another half mill for the boiler!
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55Kab
2010-05-03T16:04:04Z
JD wrote:

I was allowed to climb up onto the footplate and was more than a little impressed at the sheer size and power of this old dinosaur



Come on James, you should be supporting the home team as our efforts were much better engineered, far better looking and Mallard still hold's the World Record for the world's fastest passenger steam train...

https://www.sirnigelgresley.co.uk/ 

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2010-05-03T16:51:36Z
55Kab wrote:

Come on James, you should be supporting the home team as our efforts were much better engineered, far better looking and Mallard still hold's the World Record for the world's fastest passenger steam train...

https://www.sirnigelgresley.co.uk/ 



Oh don´t get me wrong, the Mallard is awesome, but a) it wasn´t there and b) it has no tenuous link to VWs.
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