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Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Leander's Shovel, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. Kylchap

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    Hurrah! I finally got mine by email today. Looks like I'm on the slow line.
     
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    Noted today 60163's tender outside Crewe HC on its own - presumably loco inside the maintenance building.
     
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    I think that might be Blue Peter’s tender
     
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    Tornado worked into Crewe recently and is doing a North Wales Coast job on May 4th.
     
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    It's Tornado's tender, not Blue Peters.
     
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    image.jpeg
    Tender back with loco.
     
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    Must have been having something substantial done then if that was the case or is it a lack of room?
     
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    The Mad Hatter! Not a description of myself on this occasion but a very pleasant trip from York to Chester and return with Tornado yesterday. Having seen 60163 on several occasions but never travelled behind it, nor ever having visited Chester before, I decided to treat my friend and I to a 1st class experience and it was well worth it. I'm no good at guessing speed but 60163 seemed in fine form and we made excellent time through some stunning scenery. The coach staff, catering staff and A1 SLT personnel were excellent and it was a most delightful experience. I really do recommend it!

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    Footage of 60163 on Copy pit yesterday.

     
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    And the beast crossing Lydgate viaduct on Saturday DSF_2193a.jpg
     
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    Rods up, neatly in line with the top of the viaduct !
     
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    Why the Mad Hatter and not the Cheshire Cat...?
     
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    The official explanation from the A1 Steam Trust:

    “What’s in a name?

    We have had some enquiries as to why yesterday’s train was called ‘The Mad Hatter’.

    Travelling between Darlington and Chester, the train name reflects the Alice in Wonderland author’s connection to both Cheshire, where Lewis Carroll was born, and the North East, where he lived for part of his childhood.

    That, and the fact that one must be a little bonkers to undertake the building of a steam locomotive – let alone do it twice! Check out p2steam.com for more information on this endeavour.”
     
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    Dodgson also created a model railway in the vicarage garden.
     
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    Does anyone know if the North Briton on the 8th of June has been cancelled as it’s no longer showing on the A1 trusts website ?
     
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    I cant also find that tour on 8th of june but if its any help the north briton runs on 28th septeber postponed from 17th august. Which route of the north brit was the 1 on 8th june going on cos i thought there were going to be 2 different paths one of em from london kings x and pick up tornado at doncaster. but i cant recall which one steve there is a north briton on 5th october via lecester and sheffield from london kings x. Which one is doing the anti clockwise route the one on 28th sept i presume? Davo 56F.
     
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    I'm 99.9% sure this isn't running. Not sure why it's still showing on UK Steam.
     
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    Thanks Sheff , thought that was the case so 45690 up Mikes Platting it is on the 8th for me .
     
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    The scarborough flyer on 8th via hope valley im booked on that tour also steve ile be joining man vic
    Davo 56F.
     
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    Looking forward to filming it coming up Miles Platting I must admit.
     

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