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Steam Dreams Valentine Trips with 60163 14/02/09

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by buseng, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. Dan Hamblin

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    It was bang on time through South Croydon - a lovely sound from the chime whistle as the train entered the station =D>

    Made a mess of the photo though as I couldn't get a good focus while panning. Dad's video isn't too bad though.

    Regards,

    Dan
     
  2. Spamcan55

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    Thickmike & Dan: you guys posted that the chime whistle is in use tonight, yet Wayne (today's driver) posted earlier that the chime wasn't working today. I was looking forward to hearing it. The team didn't have much time to fix it between trips.
     
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    Best shots I got without heads in the way.

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    I do have some vids but can't seem to upload them yet. Got one at Winchfield and 2 at Eastleigh.

    Now seen

    Mallard
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    Just home from the evening trip. Great atmosphere on the train, everyone enjoying themselves. There was a short spell of fast running, up to 75mph I believe, then a dawdle through the suburbs being held up before Tulse Hill. This meant we were ten minutes late into Victoria. As mentioned already crowds of people around the engine, really something special - well done to all involved. Video up tomorrow.
     
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    Nice shots guys.

    Here are my few shots of Tornado on the lunch trip yesterday:

    60163 passes Vauxhall shortly after departure from Waterloo
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    Bigger version @ http://craigrailpics.fotopic.net/p56406413.html

    60163 passes a shadowy Brookwood
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    Bigger version @ http://craigrailpics.fotopic.net/p56406418.html

    60163 amongst the moder clutter at Clapham Junction
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    Bigger version @ http://craigrailpics.fotopic.net/p56406551.html

    60163 approaches Wandsworth Road station with Waterloo-Battersea Loop ECS
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    Bigger version @ http://craigrailpics.fotopic.net/p56406425.html

    And a video @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klwdI0Sv ... annel_page
     
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    Re: Chime whistle

    Hi Spamcan - cannot comment on what was required to fix the chime but it definately was working by the time she reached South London in the evening - maybe fixed between the day time and the evening trip? - someone on this forum must know! I assumed that Driver Wayne was on the daytime trip from the time of his posting. Congratulations to all involved and also to the photographers who have taken some stunning shots of her.
     
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    Excellent pictures and videos and as anybody noticed the exhaust is always clean with no black smoke this should please the enviromentalists.
     
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    Me too, it would have been a cracking shot as well.

    Saw Tornado at Micheldever an hour later

    http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.p ... 858&nseq=1

    STEVE
     
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    Another one, a very small crop from a larger picture, not up to the usual quality, but were you on the platform at Micheldever ?

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    STEVE
     
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    Cracking shot. Real colour?

    I assume the rusty farm equipment was planned? - a good talking point for the pic and the project.
     
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    Regarding the 'routine' driving of her now, is it literally a case of trained crews just turning up and driving her? I suppose there are trust members on the support coach, but do any of them ride the footplate on these tours?
     
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    Cracking shot Jon, what camera do you use?

    Very Best Wishes,
    Bob.
     
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    At Lyne Lane near Chertsey, in the morning
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    and just west of Woking on the return
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    Stunning picture, Steve and the other one at Micheldever station

    Brian
     
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    Thanks - like yours too - especially the Chertsey one


    STEVE
     
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    A couple more shots for you all to see. Near Virginia Water taken from a very boggy field.
     
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