Greetings, new member upwood here seeking info on saxonia carrying flying scotsman to the US. can someone please tell me did she load the loco with her own derricks or was a shoreside crane used. need the info for a diorama I am building in 1/1200 scale using models by Len Jordan.Thanks in anticipation. Upwood
31st March 2006, 11:06
Welcome onboard no doubt one of the members will help
31st March 2006, 11:08
Welcome to SN Upwood,
I hope you enjoy the site and that you will be able to contribute to the knowledge, information and repartee. You will find an interesting crowd of people here from all walks of life but mainly seafarers.
If you are referring to 1969 there is a film of it online here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nationonfilm/topics/railways/background_rise.shtml.
Also see this SN thread: http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=3693
31st March 2006, 11:09
A warm welcome to the site from me too! I hope you thoroughly enjoy the SN experience and get many happy hours entertainment from your membership.
Ther is a previous thread about Saxonia/ Flying Scotsman. Have a look because it also includes video clips.
The Flying Scot was lifted onto the SAXONIA in Liverpool by the old floating crane MAMMOTH a 200ton capacity unit really designed for replacing damaged lock gates. She was replaced about 20 years ago I think by the MERSEY MAMMOTH which is still around.
For your modelling, the old MAMMOTH can be seen in various photos on the web including a nice Meccano model made by someone.
2nd April 2006, 10:05
many thanks to all who have replied, I flew with coastal command in the 1950s and spent many hours out over the nth atlantic on shipping search-- didn't envy the seafarers when it was winter and rough!!