Roland Perry wrote:
In message , at 11:00:18 on Mon, 24
Jun 2019, Marland remarked:
At High street Ken the position of the steam loco meant it was in the open
But even the under-the-canopy engine in their shot of Ealing Broadway is
completely devoid of any smoke or steam.
At Ealing Broadway platform 9 as you know having used it was set side for
travellers on the special and a few others in connection with it, the
normal passengers were not deposited alongside down a stairway on to the
platform or off a service train on the other face of an Island Platform and
even at Ealing the canopy is nice and high ,same with Earls Court. That’s
why I used the term poorly vented ones rather than completely open,but
further East along the District main line how far do you have to go to
reach such a station able to turn around a steam special. Barking maybe
and that may have been too far to run more then one or possibly two round
The engine crew did keep the smoke emission to a minimum but on the trip I
did there was definitely some while doing the turnaround at High Street Ken
and a little at Ealing Broadway.
Perhaps there was not as much need to build up the fire at Ealing as Sarah
Siddons would be hauling the train out leaving plenty of time to put coal
on once clear of the canopy.
That you didn’t have any just means that conditions for your trip were
different than mine.
Anyhow , did you enjoy your outing?