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Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

Postby 34053 » Wed May 16, 2012 4:16 pm

'Tornado' could be coming your way this Friday/Saturday, on Days 1 and 2 (of 8) of 'The Cathedrals Explorer'. Here are the 'Route' and 'Timings' details:

-Friday 18th May (London Victoria to Durham):

http://www.uksteam.info/tours/t12/t0518a.htm

-Saturday 19th May (Perth to Inverness):

http://www.uksteam.info/tours/t12/t0519a.htm

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Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

Postby 34053 » Sun May 20, 2012 11:46 am

'Tornado' is Hauling Day 5 (of 8) of 'The Cathedrals Explorer' this coming Tuesday. Details as follows:

-Tuesday 22nd May (Inverness-Aberdeen-Dundee-Edinburgh):

http://www.uksteam.info/tours/t12/t0522a.htm

This is the last (Scheduled) participation by 'Tornado' in 'The Cathedrals Explorer'.

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Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

Postby 34053 » Tue May 29, 2012 9:37 am

'Tornado' will be hauling the Preston to Carlisle (and return) legs of 'The Cathedrals Express' Excursion on Thursday 31st May [London Euston to Carlisle and return]. (Diesel hauled for the remainder of the Excursion, outward and return).

The return leg from Carlisle to Preston will run over the 'Settle to Carlisle' Line (running over the absolutely magnificent Ribblehead Viaduct, etc, etc.).

For 'Route' and 'Timing's details, click on the Link below:

http://www.uksteam.info/tours/t12/t0531a.htm

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Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

Postby 34053 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:48 pm

A 'feast' of Excursions this coming week:

- Tuesday 26th June: 'The Cathedrals Express' [Westbury - Canterbury (via Swindon & Reading) & return]:
http://www.uksteam.info/tours/t12/t0626a.htm

- Thursday 28th June: 'The Cathedrals Express' [Salisbury - Worcester & return]:
('Route/Timings' TBA)

- Saturday 30th June 'The Cathedrals Express' [Kings Cross - Durham & return]:
('Route/Timngs' TBA)

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Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

Postby 34053 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:45 pm

'Timings/Route' now declared for:

- Thursday 28th June: 'The Cathedrals Express' [Salisbury - Worcester and return]:

http://www.uksteam.info/tours/t12/t0628a.htm

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Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

Postby 34053 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:51 pm

Here are the Timings and Route for tomorrow's Excursion:

- Saturday 30th June: 'The Cathedrals Express' [Kings Cross to Durham (via Potters Bar; Stevenage; Peterborough; and York) and return]:

http://www.uksteam.info/tours/t12/t0630a.htm

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Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

Postby Xplumberlives » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:50 pm

I will be working in Bedfordshire with Hula-Hoop or we may well have gone along to see her fly past Helpston! :D
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Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

Postby 34053 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:15 pm

Here are the Timings and Route for tomorrow's Excursion:

- Thursday 5th July 2012: 'The Cathedrals Express' [Lewes to Oxford (via Redhill, Purley, East Croydon, Kensington Olympia) and return].

http://www.uksteam.info/tours/t12/t0705a.htm


The next scheduled Main line appearance fot 'Tornado' will be on 25th July (Edinburgh to Kings Cross).

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Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

Postby 10680 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:13 pm

Wave to me. :D

Tornado NOT running :(

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Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

Postby 34053 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:25 pm

10680 wrote:Wave to me. :D

Tornado NOT running :(

Bittern substituted, but only north of London



Thanks for the 'heads up'. Even http://www.UKsteam.info have not yet caught up with this change! Here are Network Rail's latest Timings and Routes (via 'Steam Dreams' website):

http://www.steamdreams.co.uk/executable ... de=Timings

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Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

Postby 34053 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:32 pm

Here are the details of the Route and anticipated Timings for the forthcomimg Excursion:

- Wednesday 25th July: The Elizabethan' [Kings Cross to Edinburgh and return]. Note: The 'Northbound' outward leg will be Diesel hauled, by Deltic D9009 'Alycidon'. The 'Southbound return leg will be Steam hauled, by 60163 'Tornado'. (The following details are from the 'A1 Steam Locomotive Trust' website).

http://www.a1steam.com/index.php?option ... Itemid=123

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Edit: Here is the latest 'Route and Timings' information for tomorrow's Excursion:

http://www.uksteam.info/tours/t12/t0725b.htm

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Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

Postby Jet Morgan » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:01 pm

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Tornado at Northampton this morning. :)
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Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

Postby Xplumberlives » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:04 pm

That looks familiar! ;)
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Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

Postby 34053 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:43 am

Many thanks for the pic JM.

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Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

Postby Jet Morgan » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:57 pm

34053 wrote:Many thanks for the pic JM.

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Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

Postby 34053 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:03 pm

- Saturday 18th August: 'The Cathedrals Express' [Kings Cross to Scarborough (and return) via Potters Bar; Stevenage; Peterborough and York].

Here are details of the latest 'Timings and Route':

http://www.uksteam.info/tours/t12/t0818a.htm

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Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

Postby Xplumberlives » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:14 pm

Thanks Ray, unfortunately I shall be otherwise occupied! ~x(
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Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

Postby 34053 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:44 am

Rather short notice, I know, but here are the 'Timings and Route' details of the Excursion TOMORROW:

Sunday 26th August: 'The Cathedrals Express' [London Kings Cross to Norwich and return (via Potters Bar; Stevenage; Cambridge and Ely)]:

http://www.steamdreams.co.uk/executable ... de=Timings

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Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

Postby 34053 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:27 am

Here are the Timings and Route for tomorrow's Excursion:

- Saturday 29th September: 'The Cathedrals Express' [Maidenhead-Reading-Hungerford-Exeter St Davids-Paignton-Kingswear (and return)]. Not now departing from/returning to, London Paddington (as previously Scheduled):

http://www.uksteam.info/tours/t12/t0930b.htm

The train passes along the sea wall at Dawlish and offers some spectacular photographs (on a nice day!)

Here are some more detailed 'Network Rail' timings:

http://www.steamdreams.co.uk/executable ... de=Timings

[Kingswear is also the Terminus of the 'Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway'. There is also a great location here for some terrific pics as the trains on this 'Preserved' line pass through, along the sea wall, at Goodrington Sands (just after/before Paignton, on the journey to/from Kingswear)].

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Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

Postby 34053 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:58 pm

There has been a bit of a lull since the last Main Line Excursion by 'Tornado' at the end of September. However, the next one is this Saturday. Here are the Details:

- Saturday 24th November: 'The Cathedrals Express' [London Paddington-Slough-Twyford-Reading-Swindon-Hereford-Ludlow-Shrewsbury and return]. For Route and Timings, click on the link below:

http://www.uksteam.info/tours/t12/t1124a.htm

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Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

Postby MOD » Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:00 pm

Thanks for the heads up Ray. I will be in Ludlow on Saturday for the 'Medieval Fayre' \:D/


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Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

Postby 34053 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:21 pm

'Tornado' hasn't been on the Main Line for a while (undergoing 'Winter Maintenance' at Southall, which also included painting in her new, 'Blue' livery) and then, just like Buses, two come along - one on Saturday (24th Nov) and another one this Thursday.

-Thursday 29th November: 'The Cathedrals Express' [London Victoria-East Croydon-Redhill-Dorking Deepdene-Guildford-Wokingham-Newbury-Bath Spa-Bristol Temple Meads and return].

For details of the Provisional Timings and Route, click on the link below:

http://www.uksteam.info/tours/t12/t1129a.htm

Note: These are 'Provisional' details, so please check the link again, on the day itself, should you plan to see her along the way.

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Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

Postby Xplumberlives » Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:58 pm

Looking forward to seeing Tornado in blue! :D
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Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

Postby 34053 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:57 pm

Xplumberlives wrote:Looking forward to seeing Tornado in blue! :D


Me too :D :D :D Hope to get to East Croydon (where she is scheduled to stop, to pick up some more passengers) to take some pics.

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Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

Postby 10680 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:40 pm

34053 wrote:
Xplumberlives wrote:Looking forward to seeing Tornado in blue! :D


Me too :D :D :D Hope to get to East Croydon (where she is scheduled to stop, to pick up some more passengers) to take some pics.

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