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'Tornado': Paddington to Worcester. 14th Feb. 2016

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by free2grice, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. Sheff

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    Bit random? Especially as she hasn't got the stovepipe fitted.
     
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    Hasn't she ? struggling to see a lip on the chimney in Swanny's pic.
     
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    Tornado at full pelt, approaching Ashchurch on the return journey to London.

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    I'm not as bigger fan of the A1 as I used to be, but Tornado doing 70+ through Goring on the fast line (good YouTube channel, that...! ;) ) with the whistle wide open was nothing short of breathtaking.

    James
     
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    Yep - she was still going like the clappers through Tilehurst - started to brake just as she passed the new footbridge.
     
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    Here are my 2 shots of Tornado day and night. The day shot was at Lyneham in beautiful countryside in the Cotswolds and a night shot at Keynsham. Both clips involved acceleration and whistling of the highest quality. Hope you enjoy.
     
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    I tracked the return run on RTT then went out to see Tornado at Chippenham - I was not disappointed - the crew held back (at Thingley East Jn) for a Westbury Swindon local to be well clear of Chippenham - then gave Tornado a good run. Mrs Devonbelle overwhelmed and broke into spontaneous applause - as did other folk around the station as it thundered through the station.

    I need another Tornado trip!

     
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    Absolutely stunning image - perfection! Many thanks for sharing.
     
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    Seems to be a problem with the Keynsham clip, it starts but about halfway through it stops with the message " An error has occurred, please try again later".
    I gave it two go's with the same thing.
     
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    The amazing start to 2016 for mainline steam in a nutshell. Such a beautiful shot, thanks for sharing. :)
     
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    Bristol Parkway to Wantage Rd (via Box) 91m 03s.
    57 max down Filton bank then checks. Max 61 before Bath 36 slack , 60 at Box, 54 into tnl and min 43 out. Max 57 on descent to Chipp. but caught up Westbury to Swindon unit.

    66 at Christian Malford sustained to Dauntsey, min 53 on climb then 64 max before cautious run thro Swindon at 56. Then 73 max before looped at Challow. Sig stop in loop meant no chance of dash n splash and get out on time.
     
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    So left loop 19 late. Main line to RDG in 29m 53s. Max 74 at Cholsey. Slow run in.

    Reading to Slough 25m 08s inc weave to relief at Twyford W. Max 59. Slough to Pad 36m 24s inc weave to main at Dolphin Jn, back to relief at Southall and main at Royal Oak. Max 65 at Hayes. 22 late at PAD but no complaints.

    Next trip booked is Tornado Devon Belle 02/04/16, unless I can be convinced something else will run without a diesel beforehand.
     
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    On hst back to Brizzle. PAD to RDG has taken longer than Tornado did this morning, despite its Slough stop. Over and out
     
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    A good days work there, Sean. Many thanks for the sustained updates and I'm now wondering whether we will have the good fortune to see the details of this run in SR/ HR or anywhere in the public domain rather than just in an RPS archive (possibly?). Great stuff, its been totally absorbing throughout.
     
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    Well done Mr.Harbury. A very nice photograph. I was the guy stood high up on the step ladder with the video camera . The video sequence is very pleasing. ;):)

    After the silhouette shot it was a quick dash to Bristol (Filton Abbey Wood) for the passing of Tornado soon after the water stop at Bristol Parkway. Another pleasing clip of the train as it accelerated at speed through the station.

    Many thanks to the crews today. Their enthusiasm was obvious to us by the mount of whistling from Tornado .....wonderful stuff. I hoped that you enjoyed your day. <BJ>
     
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    I'll second that. Many thanks. <BJ>
     
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    +1 great work.
     
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