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The Lickey Tornado

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by stephen, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. hjo1963

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    Sounds ambitious to me load 10 has it ever been done by one loco unassisted? would have thought 7 or 8 more the mark.

    Brian
     
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    other unassisted, single headed climbs were 48773 on 7 and 5690 on 5.
     
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    Hmmm 10 does sound rather high, especially as 48773 another class 8 loco was only aloud 7. Is it to do with being able to take a run at the bank?

    Alex
     
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    Actually 5960 took 6: 5177+5157+5198+99361+99353+35470
     
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    60163 is also booked to take 10 over South Devon banks too, same as 6233 was permitted i.e. one more than the usual allowance. At least the Lickey is straight, so there is less resistance from the rolling stock.
     
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    My Mistake, and a rather embarassing one considering i was on it #-o
     
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    An unashamed opportunity to post a link to the famous bit of film by PSOV of the two Moguls doing it in '97. They had 9 on looking at the film.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpQSFMK3F80

    If Tornado is only half as impressive as that it will be well worth going [-o< \:D/ =D>
     
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    Supplemental:

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6736858386331751166

    5690 certainly was a good 'un when Crewe outshopped it.

    Regards,

    Dan
     
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    I cant wait to hear Tornado roaring like that! Thanks for posting links

    Brian
     
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    Those Leander clips were totally awesome! Was there on the day and can testify what an amazing performance that was. I didn't know until we got there that it was going to be unassisted, think it was quite a late decision, so it was a pleasant surprise when it came up. Will definitely try and get over for Tornado.. =P~
     
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    Load 6 for a Jubilee? Pah!

    From http://www.em89.demon.co.uk/gala/hist.htm

    "Galatea is best known for the many years she was based at Bristol Barrow Road, from where she worked the cross country expresses, including the northbound 'Devonian' between Bristol and Leeds City. During this period she made a famous ascent of the 1:37 Lickey Incline with 14 coaches and without the assistance of a banking engine."
     
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    Taking the Jinty and timed taken to clear the bank it isn't as impressive as first appears.
     
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    no information about the approx timings and destination have been released yet about this tour, how come?

    and why has been removed from th a1 steam website, could anyone clarify??

    is tornado out of gauge somewhere along the route
     

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