Just had a text from a friend that he heard a steam train go past near Reading. Apart from the charter ban here at the moment I can't think what it could be. He was located near the line between Southcote Junction & Theale on the Berks & Hants. The only thing around is 45231 & the nearest point is Basingstoke, a bit too far to hear anything. He said he heard it whistle, I asked him if it was a hooter sound, his response was that it was a "parpy" whistle. The only thing that fits that description is something like a smaller LNER loco, B1 etc. Of course he may of been totally wrong & not a steam loco at all. Could be Tornado running early, there again not due in this area. Any further thoughts?