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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 03:59 AM

Lets have them all Chris!

I saw Tornado just a fortnight ago at Bishops Lydeard. I think they said it was due for a few main line runs with 'Braunton'

Black 5 George Stephenson was being offloaded from a low-loader - see here - George Stephenson


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: Phot
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 05:41 PM

After being withdrawn for work to fix a number of broken firebox stays, caused by a very high number of heating and cooling cycles since her launch (Far higher than the A1s would have experienced in LNER/BR days), the trust and the builders, Dampflokwerk Menningham say the boiler is performing well. The green missile is back on track for another good season (No pun intended!).

I'll give updates for any other new build projects if people want.

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: Phot
Date: 25 Apr 10 - 02:55 PM

No worries Bonzo!

Ill try and get a full list of GWR 175 events, and post them below the line.

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 25 Apr 10 - 10:55 AM

Many thanks for the list - infinitely more interesting than the election!


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: Phot
Date: 25 Apr 10 - 09:53 AM

At work the other week (Brampton, just outside Huntingdon), about a mile as the crow flies, there was the sound of steam working hard and fast up the ECML, just the sound is enough to make your hair stand on end.

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: Paul Burke
Date: 25 Apr 10 - 09:03 AM

Arriving at Upper Heyford lock on the Oxford Canal last Friday- a whistle in the distance, a second one closer by, and Sir Lamiel charged past with the dozen or so carriages of the Cathedrals Express. The best possible advert for steam power- fast, clean, quiet, just a puff from the chimney each carriage length. Of course, I'd just got off to work the lock, and the camera was sitting out of reach on the boat.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: Phot
Date: 25 Apr 10 - 06:01 AM

Here are the latest tour dates for Tornado.

Saturday 24th April - 'The Tyne-Tees Tornado' - Gloucester - Newcastle-upon-Tyne - Gloucester (Tornado York - Newcastle-upon-Tyne - Durham coast route via Stockton and Hartlepool - Darlington) - promoted by Pathfinder Tours

Sunday 25th April - Wednesday 5th May - Locomotion: National Railway Museum at Shildon. Private event on Sunday 25th April; special event Saturday 1st to Monday 3rd May, details tbc; Tornado will be on exhibition at other times.

Saturday 8th May – 'The Cathedrals Express' (London Kings Cross to York and return) - promoted by Steam Dreams

Saturday 15th May - 'The Canterbury Tornado' - London Victoria to Canterbury and return - promoted by Pathfinder Tours

Saturday 22nd May - 'The Cathedrals Express' (LondonEuston to Chester and return) - promoted by Steam Dreams

Friday 28th May - 'The Great Eastern Explorer' - London Liverpool Street to Norwich and return - promoted by Amethyst Experience Ltd.

Saturday 29th May - 'The Bath & Bristol Explorer' - Tornado heads west from Kent to Bath and Bristol - promoted by Amethyst Experience Ltd.

Monday 31st May - 'The Canterbury Tornado' - London Victoria to Canterbury and return - promoted by Pathfinder Tours

Thursday 3rd June – 'The Cathedrals Express' (London Kings Cross to York and return) - promoted by Steam Dreams

Saturday 12th June - 'The Canterbury Tornado' - London Victoria to Canterbury and return - promoted by Pathfinder Tours

Wednesday 16th June - 'The Purbeck Tornado' (London Waterloo to Swanage and return) - promoted by UK Railtours

Sunday 20th June - 'The Cathedral Express' Father's Day Luncheon and Dinner – promoted by Steam Dreams

Thursday 24th June - 'The Border Raider', Tornado's first northbound trip over Shap' (Euston to Carlisle and return) - promoted by the A1 Trust, bookings though Steam Dreams

In a change to the planned date in April, Tornado will now be tackling the legendary climb up Shap bank from the south for the first time on the 24th of June. Alas, operational issues led to the decision to postpone the run. However, the change of date means that Tornado will run all the way back to Crewe rather than un-hooking at Hellifield. This ground-breaking train cannot be booked online so please Click here to download the booking form or 'phone Steam Dreams on 01483 20988, bookings accepted for the April trip will be reserved for the 24th June (if this date is not suitable please contact Steam Dreams to discuss further).

The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust is pleased to confirm details of its first tour of 2010. Book now if you want to join Tornado as she travels north to Carlisle over the fearsome Shap Bank and takes in the fabulous scenery of the Cumbrian Fells and the Settle & Carlisle railway, all in one day!

In 2009 Tornado ran three sell out tours over the world famous Settle & Carlisle line, and to satisfy demand, the Trust is once again taking the locomotive over this route on Wednesday 21st April 2010. In addition, the locomotive will also work for the first time from Crewe to Carlisle via the West Coast Main Line, having to compete with the long arduous climb over Shap Bank before descending down into the Border city. The tour departs behind a modern electric locomotive from London Euston and calls at Watford Junction, Milton Keynes and Tamworth along the route to enable as many people as possible to join us for the day. Tornado joins 'The Border Raider' at Crewe and will haul the train along the West Coast Main Line direct to Carlisle. With around two and a half hours in Carlisle to visit the castle or museum, or just have a relaxing lunch in one of the local restaurants, the return tour will depart from Carlisle and head over the famous Settle & Carlisle line with its many tunnels, lofty viaducts and magnificent views. From Hellifield, our train runs to Crewe where Tornado is unhooked before returning to London via all outward stations behind a (less!) modern locomotive. Both these routes were haunts of the A1 class in the 1950s when working to and from Scotland, so once again Tornado will be providing a spectacular day out, and will also recreate history, all in the same day.

Bookings for this tour are being handled by the Trust's agent Steam Dreams. Ticket prices start at £89 per person in Standard Class, First Class non-dining is £129 per person and Premier Dining is £189 per person. Childrens' tickets are available at a 10% discount to these prices. Please note that credit card bookings will attract a 2% charge and debit cards a 1% charge. Alternatively you can complete and return a booking form, together with a cheque, and your booking will not be subject to any additional charges.

Saturday 26th June - 'The Bristolian' - (Bristol to London Paddington and return) - promoted by Torbay Express Ltd.

Sunday 4th July - 'Torbay Express' - (Bristol to Kingswear and return) - promoted by Torbay Express Ltd.

Saturday 10th July - West Midlands (Tornado from Bristol) to Carmarthen and return - promoted by Pathfinder Tours

Sunday 11th July - 'Torbay Express' - (Bristol to Kingswear and return) - promoted by Torbay Express Ltd.

Monday 12th July - Friday 16th July - Tornado visits the West Somerset Railway

Saturday 17th July - 'The Solent Tornado' - Bristol to Salisbury and Eastleigh and return - promoted by Ranger Trains

Sunday 18th July - 'Torbay Express' - (Bristol to Kingswear and return) - promoted by Torbay Express Ltd.

Sunday 25th July - 'Torbay Express' - (Bristol to Kingswear and return) - promoted by Torbay Express Ltd.

Monday 26th July - 'The Midland Tornado' - London Victoria (Tornado from Gloucester) to Leicester and return via Midland Main Line - promoted by UK Railtours

Thursday 29th July - Tuesday 10th August - Bluebell Railway 50th Anniversary Celebrations

Saturday 14th August - 'The Cathedrals Express' (London King's Cross to York and return) - promoted by Steam Dreams

Saturday 21st August - Hampshire (Tornado from Bristol) to Plymouth and return - promoted by Pathfinder Tours

Sunday 22nd August - 'Torbay Express' - (Bristol to Kingswear and return) - promoted by Torbay Express Ltd.

Saturday 28th August - 'The Bristolian' - (Bristol to London, Paddington and return) - promoted by Torbay Express Ltd.

Saturday 11th to Sunday 12th September - Bristol to Falmouth and return - promoted by Pathfinder Tours

Monday 13th September - Friday 17th September - Tornado visits the West Somerset Railway

Sunday 19th September - 'Torbay Express' - (Bristol to Kingswear and return) - promoted by Torbay Express Ltd.

Saturday 25th September - Hampshire (60163 Tornado and 6024 King Edward I from Bristol) to Plymouth and return - promoted by Pathfinder Tours

Sunday 26th September - 'Torbay Express' - (Bristol to Kingswear and return) - promoted by Torbay Express Ltd.

Friday 22nd October - Doncaster to Edinburgh & return - promoted by Pathfinder

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 24 Dec 09 - 12:53 PM

http://londonreconnections.blogspot.com/2008/08/shape-of-things-to-come-at-brent-cross.html

Over at the UK Steam Trips site, it mentions Victoria to Leicester trip next February - The Rutlander. I thought how on earth can a train get from Victoria to the St Pancras line, and of course it can by using the Dudding Hill goods line from Acton to Brent. The above site provides some interesting discussion concerning Thameslink developements in the Brent/Cricklewood area.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: Paul Burke
Date: 24 Dec 09 - 04:01 AM

A few years ago Network Rail expensively converted a few redundant trains to third- rail de-icers- the idea is that they would run round the network before services start, removing the insulating ice from the conductor rails. Once the services start running, the trains keep the track ice- free. Worked a treat. But the operating companies wouldn't pay to man them or maintain them, and a warm winter or two left them congratulating themselves on their prudence. So when they were actually needed, they were rusted up, vandalised and unusable in sidings.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: Phot
Date: 23 Dec 09 - 09:19 PM

I tried to post earlier, but a glitch had the lot!

Back in the eighties, there were a few passenger trains and at least one goods (Freight) working rescued by a preserved steam loco, when the modern traction had failed. Good to see Tornado doing her stuff again.

I think soft Southern trains is a little harsh though, soft Southern electrics maybe! Would you argue with a Southern Railway Z Class?(3 cylinder 0-8-0T) Barking up the bank to Exeter Central(Now thats a climb!!)?

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: Edthefolkie
Date: 23 Dec 09 - 08:50 PM

Thanks for posting that Bainbo, it had passed me by! Well done Mark Allatt (he's the chairman of the A1 Trust). "If any train operator wishes to modernise by using steam please contact us". And there are now a hundred more potential covenanters after his generous gesture.

Careful though Mark, Tornado did slip a bit on its first trip over the Settle and Carlisle. But then slipping is in LNER Pacifics' DNA isn't it? (ducks to avoid lumps of coal).


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: GUEST,eric the viking
Date: 23 Dec 09 - 06:59 PM

Excellent. I heard about it today. Steam was always better at dealing with snow, even the "wrong" type, and leaves on the line etc. Electric and diesel railcar traction is lightweight.

Though I always loved to see the sparks in the snow and frost when the shoe hit a patch of it. I remember emu's slipping up the hill but steam nearly always managed it even heavy freight.

Bring back steam and think of it as another way of getting rid of fossil fuels so we won't be tempted in the future!


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 23 Dec 09 - 05:20 PM

But then all the green softies would complain!


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: Bainbo
Date: 23 Dec 09 - 01:29 PM

Apparently the North-of-England-built Tornado managed to rescue passengers left stranded when those softy southern trains couldn't cope with the snow.

I wonder which will be the first operating company to decide to modernise by switching to steam?


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: GUEST,Edthefolkie
Date: 31 Oct 09 - 02:47 PM

Thanks for that, Phot(ter?)

I thought it would be nice to ride on one of the Kings Cross-York ones but then realised we'd have to get to London, we'd have to stay overnight, and stay overnight again. then get back home, which means we'd get a bill of £500+ for two. But hopefully 60163 will touch down in the E. Midlands shortly which will be a bit more practical for us.

Did anybody go to the National Railway Museum annual dinner? Plus Andy Scott's farewell speech?


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: Phot
Date: 31 Oct 09 - 01:04 PM

Just to keep everone in the frame, a few dates for your diary.

Sat 24th Oct - 7th Nov Severn Valley Railway

7th Nov The Thames Tornado......Ealing Broardway - Gloucester - London Victoria. Promoted by Pathfinder.

26th Nov The Cathedrals Express.....Kings Cross - York - Kings Cross. Promoted by Steam Dreams.

27th Nov The Cathedrals Express.....Kings Cross - York - Kings Cross. Promoted by Steam Dreams.

21th Dec The Cathedrals Express.....Kent Circular. Promoted by Steam Dreams.

Hope you all find this useful. If people would like me to list other railtours or railway events, please let me know.

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: Phot
Date: 11 Oct 09 - 02:32 PM

Only on the clothes line! *g*

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 04:36 PM

Does this mean I can no longer put pennies on the line?


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: ced2
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 11:08 AM

It and 46233 are heading South over Shap on Saturday, 46233 dep Carlisle at 16.11 Carnforth 17.30, Tornado about 1 hr later.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: GUEST,Edthefolkie
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 06:49 PM

There was a similar incident involving another (much older) child at Toton a few years ago. Certain reports implied that it was disgraceful that all these naughty trains moved about while kiddies were wandering over EWS premises. Similar to the stuff we regularly get about occupation crossings.

Very substantial galvanised fencing with triple spear tops is appearing everywhere on the network - ugly but I suppose inevitable. But that won't stop the er, "artists" who swarm round underground depots, 25KV electrified lines and anywhere else they can wield their aerosols. The little darlings' creative efforts have even spread to rural canal lock gates and bridges recently!

Bah, humbug.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: GUEST,Jim Martin
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 07:33 AM

I remember that case (Master Herrington), it seemed that it was the beginning of the litigeous society which we all seem to be copying (like so much else) from the U.S.A.! It's big business!


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: ced2
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 12:47 PM

Ah but in the days of the Master Neverers (the mid 1960s) Master Herrington had not crawled through the damaged fence onto the London Tilbury & Southend line and been hit by a train. His parents had not sued B.R. and the Lord Chancellor had not given the House of Lords the dury of it reviewing fundamental rulings, one of which, until that time was that the trespasser was entirely responsible for any accident that might befall him (or her). As Master Herrington was about 6 at the time and B.R. knew about the hole in the fence and had done nothing to repair it, it is hardly surprising that their Lordships made a new ruling... B.R. were responsible, they owed Herrington & Others a duty of care! That happened in 1973.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: GUEST,Edthefolkie
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 11:52 AM

I have to confess that in my time I have done some somehat naughty things. Trouble is I used to share a flat with an associate of the Master Neverers Association - some of whom like the late Paul Riley would do ANYTHING to get the shot. Climb up the outside of the Castle Keep at Newcastle? Easy. Shin up a live electricity pylon? No problem. This attitude infected a lot of people in the 1960s and it carried over to the 70s and 80s.

But these days you MUST NOT get near the running lines or go "wrong side of the fence". I would defend the gricers - most of them are now well over 50 (or 60)and have a bit of common sense. It's the people who learn about a trip from the telly who need watching. The first idiotic mass trespass of this nature I witnessed was during one of 3 Flying Scotsman trips up the ECML in 1983. There were dozens of people wandering over the main line. A bunch of us (on the right side of the fence), including a now very senior person in the preservation movement, stared open mouthed at whole families within feet of 125 mph HSTs on the fast lines. There was even a madman planting a tripod in the ballast. At that point, steam on the main line came perilously close to extinction.

I have to say, unfortunately one can see this effect with Tornado, what with all the publicity. The stupid thing is that close up you can't actually SEE anything! The best shot of Tornado I've seen so far was taken from the tower of Durham Cathedral, perfectly legally. And the chap who took it would have been able to have a good look as well as take the photo.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: Eric the Viking
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 11:10 AM

About time the transport police got on top of some of the gricers, they've been stupidly dangerous for years. Two instances, just last year I was at Corpach watching the black five from Fort William to skye. Stood by the crossing with a German photographer on holday. A mini bus full of people turn up just before the train arrives. They get out run to the crossing, next moment they are standing on the running line !! As the train slows to almost a halt, whistling, they grudginley get off the track !! But things haven't changed. I used to live in York and work in one of the museums with friends in the NRM so I got steam timings. About thirty years ago, I can't remember which loco, Scotsman or Gresley was due into York from the north. The lines at Clifton siding were filled to the brim. Idiots were standing on the main down as well as the main up as full Newcastle bound trains were flying past. There was nearly at least one fatal !! The transport police could hardly cope because as soon as they got one lot of gricers off the line, another lot were on a bit further up or down. Most of these fools had train proof coats as we called them on the NYMR. Crazy, and they still do it whether on network rail lines or preserved lines.

Yes Ed, things kept going even when it snowed. I remember being up at Levisham trying to break up the ballast along with the rest of the P-way gang having gone out on a snowy winter Sunday works train. Snow and ice every where. "It packed so densly on the level crossing that the flanges nearly rode on top of the rails !!!!!" LOL I agree with your choice for films,but I've always liked the day to day running films as well. Though I do like "Coronation" as well. Shame they never made one about the Leader.Terminus is good also.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: ced2
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 06:45 AM

Looked on the British Transport Police Site. Clicked on the bit at the top that said "site map". Scrolled down some distance to "advice and information" and clicked on "rail enthuiasts". A clear advice sheet is there which is helpful as it includes a clear statement about the right to take photographs on stations for personal use.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: ced2
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 06:16 AM

'Twas over the S&C both last Sat and Sun. 30+ min late Sat. Photographers, Gricers, & the curious & Well wishers were out in their thousands.. literally! Sunday am there were over 100 on Keighley station alone and about 40 at Skipton when it returned in the dark at 8pm. Got a great photo then. The run this coming Sat over the S&C commences at Hellifield where it picks up a train that started in Worcester hauled by a diseasel. It does not however return by that route, comes back over Shap and presumably 60163 comes off at Carnforth and the said diseasel then takes the train back to Worcester.
A word of warning the British Transport Police are getting concerned about and active in dealing with those members of the public who trespass on railway land or wander down the end of the platform ramp. I saw them have words with a couple of chaps a few weeks ago who did these things. And before the odd enthuiast says its not us.. they were enthuiasts. I fear similar actions will incur further restrictions.
I'll try to find the BTP guidance, for I believe they have published it and if it is on the net I'll put a link on. Also if any one can tell me how to upload the pic I got Sunday Night to this thread I'll do that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: GUEST,Edthefolkie
Date: 05 Oct 09 - 04:59 PM

Eric, I've always loved the British Transport films, although one or two of them don't repay repeated watching, which is why I haven't paid £100 for the set (yet). The absolute crackers IMHO are "Elizabethan Express", "Snowdrift at Bleath Gill" and "Snow", for different reasons.

A4s, like A1s, are of course the canine genitals, and anyway I cabbed "Silver Fox" at Grantham around 1961 so "EE" is always watchable. As long as modern viewers don't think all Fifties passenger trains were like the Coronation set used for the Elizabethan! (For our friends over the pond, it was the equivalent of the Daylight or similar before WWII and the diesel takeover)

"Snowdrift at Bleath Gill" is fab because it shows the physical grind of keeping the steam railway going in a bad winter. Also, it was filmed on the Stainmore line which was closed before I got mobile. The Scouse narrator always makes me laugh - how did Deryck Guyler get onto the North Eastern?

"Snow" is just bravura film editing and reminds me of a time when the whole country didn't stop because of a few snowflakes (yeah I know, cue the Four Yorkshiremen Python sketch).

To get back to the thread, Tornado happenings:
Settle & Carlisle again this Sat 10th Oct
Barrow Hill nr Chesterfield Sun 18th Oct
Severn Valley Railway Sat 24th Oct- Sat 7th Nov
Gloucester-London Victoria also Sat 7th Nov
Kings Cross-York and return Thursday 26th Nov
Sorry, don't have the timings but please support the A1 Trust!


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: Phot
Date: 05 Oct 09 - 12:18 PM

Eric, type 9F loco into You tube, sit back and enjoy! Especially Black Prince lifting 1000 tons unassisted uphill at Mearhead quarry, turn up the speakers for the best effect!

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: Eric the Viking
Date: 05 Oct 09 - 10:55 AM

Phot. When I escape the confines of living on an island and get moved back to the mainland, albeit the top of Scotland. Didcot is on my list. I haven't been for over 20 years, Nor the Bluebell either. Mid Hants at least 10 years. K&ESR and S&KDLR about 23 years and RH&DR nearly 25.I used to go down from the NYMR, where I was on P-way and Guard, with a group of us and work on the P-way every Easter. Done bits of P-way on several.

9F's wicked machines. There should be more steam songs (There are other threads on that topic)


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: Phot
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 05:46 PM

Eric, there is a Saint being built. Lady of Legend, by the GWS at Didcot.

And I hold my hand up as being a saddo! Any 9Fs giving it loud?

Wassail!! chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: GUEST,eric the viking
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 10:20 AM

A bit off topic, but anyone into British transport films? I have 3 of their DVD sets, and loads of other railway dvd's (For saddo's who've nothing better to do when it's raining)


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: GUEST,eric the viking
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 09:22 AM

Whilst not being a complete GWR fan but rather a Southern fan, a GWR Saint class would be good especially as the odd one was rebuilt as a Hall.But I'd love to see a "Paddlebox" or a "Black motor" again.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: Phot
Date: 04 Oct 09 - 07:14 AM

Well held Lead!

She is certainly earning her keep for the A1 Trust, and apart form a couple of teething problems during trials (Inner cylinder crosshead) wonderfully reliable.

So whos up for a GWR 47XX new build?

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: Leadfingers
Date: 03 Oct 09 - 06:38 PM

100


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: GUEST,eric the viking
Date: 03 Oct 09 - 03:47 PM

Would have loved to have seen that!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: Bainbo
Date: 03 Oct 09 - 01:35 PM

It crossed the Ribblehead Viaduct on the Settle to Carlisle line. What a photo!


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: Phot
Date: 23 Sep 09 - 06:43 AM

That sure was a very full footplate! And the look on Clarksons face when she slipped at 75mph was priceless! Mind you, I would have probably done the same!

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: Eric the Viking
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 06:59 PM

Yes, it was repeated last week. The write up May/June Steam Railway was interesting. I can imagine it was more than a pain to have Clarkson and film crew etc on the footplate. (especially after the debacle that was the race to Orkney by the hamster and james May) It may still be available on i player.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: Phot
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 08:35 AM

Did anyone see the Top Gear race between Tornado, a Jaguar XK120, and a Vincent Black Shadow?

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: ced2
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 08:33 AM

Absolutely!


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: pixieofdoom
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 08:31 AM

Sorry Ced2, I had my GWR head on!

Should have been Walsharts!

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: ced2
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 08:23 AM

What has improved Stphenson's link got to do with Tornado?


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: nickp
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 06:11 AM

Beautiful. I was lucky enough to see her 3 times over the summer.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: pixieofdoom
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 07:26 PM

But they are a better class of burn! And we do talk of improved Stevensons link gear............

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: robomatic
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 02:49 PM

She's beautiful. I caught the picture of the lovely green loco and can see why she stimulates pride and enthusiasm.

I was young and alive for the last scheduled run of a steam loco in California. My parents made a film of my brother and I holding our little hands to our ears as the whistle blew.

Since then I've worked at a refinery in California which has been in place for over a hundred years. Their first distributed power was not in electric lines, but in steam lines. And steam had a deeply researched technology similar to electricity, I learned. While we electrical folk talk of voltage, resistance, and current, the steam people talk of pressure, water, and flow.

And the consequences of a fault are similar- BURNS!


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: GUEST,Edthefolkie
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 11:43 AM

Thanks for that Jim, this means that any second now several master shots should drop into my inbox - my friend Dick is on a mission!

By the way, the 1968 film about Flying Scotsman's non stop King's Cross-Edinburgh run is on the BBC Archive website (UK only I believe):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/steamtrains/7307.shtml?all=2&id=7307

Very good film. Features not only Alan Pegler, 4472's owner at the time, but also Wilbert Awdry and C Hamilton Ellis.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: GUEST,JimMartin
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 08:05 AM

No, I wasn't there unfortunately being many miles away in Ireland!


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 07:59 AM

What a sight that must have been, did you take any photos?


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: GUEST,JimMartin
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 07:27 AM

She was out again yesterday, appearing at York on the same day as 3 other main line steam locos - 60007,70013 & a Duchess. This must be a record!


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Subject: RE: BS: Tornado!/Newly Built Class A1 Steam Loco
From: GUEST,clagmonster
Date: 12 Mar 09 - 12:49 PM

You are quite right you can't copy and paste images from http://www.clagmonster.fotopic.net. I am the site's owner and as such I would like to state that images are in such a condition so they can be protected from fraudulent use.

Any queries should be directed to me via the gallery's messgae fuction.


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