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Sulis and Sarum Express - 60163 - 24/03/18

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  1. g4pfk

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    Tornado in fine form. Climb to Moseley Tunnel at around 30 mph, checked to 18 at Kings Norton then 53 on the climb to Barnt Green, eased to 49 thro station.

    Big crowd at Bromsgrove. Away ahead of late Voyager and sprightly to Worcester, 61 max.

    From 28 at Abbotswood Jn max 70 after Defford, 65 at Bredon, 73 max after Ashchurch and an easy 62 at Cleeve.

    Now watering on Glos avoider.
     
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    Making a magnificent sight and sound storming out of Worcester Shrub Hill fullsizeoutput_281.jpeg
     
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    Yes the starts have been very good all round.

    After the Glos water stop we reached 49 before falling to 47 at Standish Jn. 69 max at Cam & Dursley fell to 53 on the climb to Rangeworthy so steady rather than spectacular, but we were early.

    Held on the rhubarb curve but got away well with an excellent 69 max before the Twerton Tunnels.

    As we were pulling away from Bath the Hastings unit thumped through towards Bristol.

    Held again at Hawkeridge Jn for a down HST to come off the curve from the Berks and Hants, but another good restart to ensure we tackled the bottom of the bank at the regulation 40, with a min of 27-28 mph on the 1:70 to Upton Scudamore.

    Easy run down the Wylye valley to arrive Salisbury nearly 5 mins early.

    With a couple of exceptions, the stock is looking in better shape than last year.

    Edit: Load 13 incl genny, most on the heavier commonwealth bogies.
     
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  9. Spamcan81

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    I was there. Have been to the Lickey twice in the hope of getting a sound recording reminiscent of some of the late Peter Handford's work. Each time has been a complete let down with 3000+hp of diesel shoving for all its worth. :(
     
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    Leander was probably the best many moons ago, when it had to go it solo !
     
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    With a load of 13 , tornado should tear up the lickey. Expecting fireworks later... lets all pray the banker fails, so unassisted climb up the bank..,

    I remember Leander”s climb up the lickey.. just like it was yesturday, Pure class
     
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    Lickey climbs my favourite was 4936 one evening banked by 7760 from a standing start . Still evening and audiable all the way from Bromsgrove up past pikes pool where I was

    seconf favourite are the two 6201 Climbs with panniers on the back . Glorious and well done to VT for pulling it off on more than one occasion
     
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    If there's a any fireworks, you might find it hard to spot them as the light on the front of Tornado is extremely bright. It's not an easy loco to film/photo at night.
     
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    Tornado going well at Eckington and Haresfield this morning. Plenty of folk out watching today.
     
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    Nice run up the Wylye valley, 67 max. Thro Warminster in 25 mins. But operational issues at Westbury put us behind late PAD - SWA.

    73 max after Keynsham. Held at N Somerset Jn before rhubarb curve.

    Crossed Hastings unit at Lawrence Hill and blasted thro Stapleton Rd at 37, 41 at Narroways fell to min of 32 at Horfield on the 1:75, with sound affects to match in the gathering gloom. Looking forward to the vids later.
     
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    BPW to CNM 44m 09s.

    74 before Charfield and again Stonehouse, 69 at Standish Jn then fleeting 75 after Haresfield.

    Checked to 18 by late NOT GCR unit at Barnwood Jn, 56 after Churchdown.
     
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    Upton Scudamore earlier today.
     
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    CNM to WOS 29m 41s. Checked at Swindon Rd LC. 75 max at Defford.

    65 max before Droitwich.

    Now waiting for late XC HST at Stoke Works Jn.
     
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    Video filmed today at Standish in the morning and Cam & Dursley in the evening with a lovely Doppler effect , will put up tomorrow
     

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