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The Royal Scot Northward Bound

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THE ROYAL SCOT NORTHWARD BOUND (R4x48) 4C set Rob Sargent Inverness Diamond Jubilee Collection

1- 8 4s followed by 3s+2s+1s dance up to top, 4s and 3s cast to original places as 2s loop round into 1st place while 1s end between 2s facing 2L
9-16 1s in Tandem dance RH across with 2L and LH across with 3M
17-24 1s dance RH across with 3L and LH across with 2M ending in 2nd place
25-32 1s+3s dance RH across for 3 bars then LH across and 1s cast to 3rd place
33-40 1s+4s set and link and dance 4H round to left
41-48 2s+3s also 4s+1s dance R&L. 2341

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

Dance Information

The London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Royal Scot Class is a class of 4-6-0 express passenger locomotive introduced in 1927.

Designed and built by Sir William Stanier, the Chief Mechanical Engineer of the LMS, these 4-6-0 steam locomotives were intended for high-speed service on long-distance express routes. The Royal Scot Class locomotives were part of the larger effort by the LMS to modernize and standardize its locomotive fleet during the interwar period.

The Royal Scot Class locomotives were specifically engineered for hauling heavy express trains, featuring a 4-6-0 wheel arrangement that offered a balanced combination of power and speed. The design incorporated technological advancements, including a large boiler and a streamlined appearance. This class of locomotives played a crucial role in enhancing the efficiency and performance of the LMS express services, representing a significant chapter in the development of British steam locomotives during the 20th century.

Royal Scot Northward Bound
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The Royal Scot Northward Bound

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