Tuesday 11th October 2016,
17:00 – Lecture 1 - Restoration of the World’s First Internal Combustion Engine Train
18:00 – Refreshments in the lobby
18:30 – Lecture 2 - Refurbishment of the Flying Scotsman
19:30 – 19:45 – Lecture 2 finishes (including questions).
Lecture 1 - Restoration of the World’s First Internal Combustion Engine Train.
In the days when steam ruled the rail, seas and factories, one railway found an alternative. In 1903 the North Eastern Railway built a railcar powered by electricity generated from a petrol engine - this, when the Wright brothers had yet to fly! Hear how one of these pioneering vehicles has been recovered from its retirement use as a holiday home and is being put back to work.
Lecture 2 - Refurbishment of the Flying Scotsman.
Bury-based steam and diesel engineering firm Riley & Son was appointed in 2013 to complete the overhaul of the Flying Scotsman. Company co-director Colin Green will provide a lecture talking through the restoration.