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Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:18 pm
by 34053
'Tornado' is going to be quite busy on the Main Line during the coming days:

- Saturday 16th March: 'The Cathedrals Express' [Southend-Upminster-Willesden Junc'n (HL)-Didcot Parkway-Bath Spa-Bristol Temple Meads (and return)]

Yes, I know that it's TODAY, but this one 'slipped under my radar' as they say. My apologies. However, in case you may want to see the return journey, here are the Timings and Route:

http://www.uksteam.info/tours/t13/t0316a.htm

- Tuesday 19th March: 'The Cathedrals Express' [Tonbridge-Kensington Olympia-Worcester (and return)]:

60163 replaces 70000 which is 'unavailable' for this Excursion. No Route/Timings information available at the moment.

- Thursday 21st March: 'The Cathedrals Express' [Acton Yard-Didcot Parkway-Bath Spa-Bristol Temple Meads (and return)]

Route and Timings on the link below:

http://www.uksteam.info/tours/t13/t0321a.htm

There are two more imminent, scheduled Excursions:

- Saturday 23rd March: 'The Cathedrals Express' [London-Kingswear (and return)]

- Tuesday 26th March: 'The Cathedrals Express' [Newbury-Staines-Clapham Junction-Canterbury (and return)]

No Route/Timings just yet. As always, for up to date information, please check on the uksteaminfo website:

http://www.uksteam.info/tours/trs13.htm

PW

Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:27 pm
by Minty4371
Tour today is running behind Clan Line. Tornado is NOT running due to an overheated crosshead.
That info came from A1 Steam Locomotive Trust's Facebook page about an hour ago.
Video of Clan Line on YouTube.

Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:38 pm
by Dan4th

Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:12 pm
by 34053
Minty4371 wrote:Tour today is running behind Clan Line. Tornado is NOT running due to an overheated crosshead.
That info came from A1 Steam Locomotive Trust's Facebook page about an hour ago.


Thank you Robert, most appreciated. You are more up to date than the uksteaminfo website. I know these 'unfit to run' changes do happen at short notice sometimes. Makes it all the more 'exciting'!

PW

Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:37 pm
by 34053
The next Main Line Excursion for 'Tornado' is tomorrow:

- Saturday 20th April: 'The Cathedrals Express' [London Euston-Milton Keynes-Northampton-Rugby-Litchfield-Crewe-Chester-Bangor-Holyhead and return to Crewe].

Timings and Route are shown on the link below:

http://www.uksteam.info/tours/t13/t0420b.htm

PW

Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:19 am
by 34053
'Tornado' has been absent from the Main Line for a while, due to 'air pump problems'. These have now been remedied and she will return tomorrow:

-Tuesday 11th June: 'The Elizabethan' [London Kings Cross-York-Darlington-Edinburgh and return (diesel hauled)]. This Excursion is the 're-scheduled' one, from 8th June.

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

http://www.uksteam.info/tours/t13/t0611a.htm

PW

Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:36 pm
by 34053
There is a weekend of 'Tornado' activity 'North of the Border' coming up:

-Saturday 15th June: 'The Cathedrals Express to Scotland' [Edinburgh-Aviemore-Inverness-Aberdeen-Edinburgh]

Use link below for Route and Timings:

http://www.uksteam.info/tours/t13/t0615a.htm


-Sunday 16th June: 'The Fife and Forth Circles' [Edinburgh-Linlithgow-Stirling-Alloa-Dunfermline-Edinburgh]

Use link below for Route and Timings:

http://www.uksteam.info/tours/t13/t0616c.htm


PW

Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:24 pm
by 34053
'Tornado' may be coming your way tomorrow:

- Friday 21st June: 'The Cathedrals Express' [Tonbridge-Penshurst-East Croydon-Kensington Olympia-Welwyn Garden City-Cambridge-Ely and return]

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

http://www.uksteam.info/tours/t13/t0621a.htm

As these are 'Provisional' details, please check on the above link on the day itself.

PW

Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:07 am
by 34053
There is an Excursion, hauled by 'Tornado', coming up this week:

-Thursday 27th June: 'The Cathedrals Express' [Norwich-Ipswich-Colchester-Salisbury and return]

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

http://www.uksteam.info/tours/t13/t0627a.htm

PW

Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:13 am
by 34053
Another Main Line Excursion tomorrow:

-Wednesday 3rd July: 'The Cathedrals Express' [London Kings Cross-Potters Bar-Stevenage-Peterborough-York and return].

For (Provisional) Route and Timings, please click on the link below:

http://www.uksteam.info/tours/t13/t0703a.htm

There is another Excursion on Sunday 7th July, from London to York. No Route or Timings at the moment. Will post these in due course.

PW

Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:57 pm
by 34053
Details for Sunday's trip have now been declared:

-Sunday 7th July: 'The Cathedrals Express' [London Kings Cross-Potters Bar-Stevenage-Peterborough-York and return].

For (Provisional) Route and Timings, please click on the link below:

http://www.uksteam.info/tours/t13/t0707a.htm

PW

Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:12 pm
by 350wedge
34053 wrote:Another Main Line Excursion tomorrow:

-Wednesday 3rd July: 'The Cathedrals Express' [London Kings Cross-Potters Bar-Stevenage-Peterborough-York and return].

For (Provisional) Route and Timings, please click on the link below:

http://www.uksteam.info/tours/t13/t0703a.htm

There is another Excursion on Sunday 7th July, from London to York. No Route or Timings at the moment. Will post these in due course.

PW


I was on board for this one, faultless run by Tornado up to 'The Gathering'

Pics are (and will be) in the Darkroom autmotive section.....

Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:15 am
by 34053
They are coming 'thick and fast' now. Next Excursion:

-Tuesday 9th July: 'The Cathedrals Express' [London Waterloo-Clapham Junction*-Woking-Swanage and return (Steam Hauled from Southampton on this leg) but not stopping at Clapham Junction]

*The Train will be stopping at Clapham Junction for a scheduled 7 minutes on the 'Outward' Leg, in commemoration of 'The End of Southern Steam' on 9th July 1967, when Steam Locomotives finished working scheduled services on the Southern Region of British Railways, 'never to return'. How wrong they were!!! :D

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

http://www.uksteam.info/tours/t13/t0709a.htm

Check nearer the time/on the day itself for Final details.

PW

Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:51 pm
by 34053
34053 wrote:They are coming 'thick and fast' now. Next Excursion:

-Tuesday 9th July: 'The Cathedrals Express' [London Waterloo-Clapham Junction*-Woking-Swanage and return (Steam Hauled from Southampton on this leg) but not stopping at Clapham Junction]

*The Train will be stopping at Clapham Junction for a scheduled 7 minutes on the 'Outward' Leg, in commemoration of 'The End of Southern Steam' on 9th July 1967, when Steam Locomotives finished working scheduled services on the Southern Region of British Railways, 'never to return'. How wrong they were!!! :D

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

http://www.uksteam.info/tours/t13/t0709a.htm

Check nearer the time/on the day itself for Final details.

PW



If all goes to plan, I hope to be at Clapham Junction tomorrow to see 'Tornado' when she stops for those 'precious' 7 minutes tomorrow. I'm trying to find out which Platform it will be, but without success :( Any ideas Guys?????

PW

Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:38 pm
by Minty4371
34053 wrote:
34053 wrote:They are coming 'thick and fast' now. Next Excursion:

-Tuesday 9th July: 'The Cathedrals Express' [London Waterloo-Clapham Junction*-Woking-Swanage and return (Steam Hauled from Southampton on this leg) but not stopping at Clapham Junction]

*The Train will be stopping at Clapham Junction for a scheduled 7 minutes on the 'Outward' Leg, in commemoration of 'The End of Southern Steam' on 9th July 1967, when Steam Locomotives finished working scheduled services on the Southern Region of British Railways, 'never to return'. How wrong they were!!! :D

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

http://www.uksteam.info/tours/t13/t0709a.htm

Check nearer the time/on the day itself for Final details.

PW



If all goes to plan, I hope to be at Clapham Junction tomorrow to see 'Tornado' when she stops for those 'precious' 7 minutes tomorrow. I'm trying to find out which Platform it will be, but without success :( Any ideas Guys?????

PW


Platform 5 according to Real Time Trains information.
Outward Info here: http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U ... 9/advanced
Return Info here: http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U ... 9/advanced

Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:26 pm
by 34053
Many thanks, Robert; that's fantastic :) Most appreciated.

I hope that they keep to these Timings. Due to the extremely hot conditions, trains today between Waterloo and Clapham Junction have been subject to severe speed restrictions!

PW

Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:00 pm
by Minty4371
News just read via railway herald ... tomorrows trip to Swanage with Tornado is now diesel hauled due to the hot weather. Lineside fires also in the south east of england due to arcing also. Poor Tornado. I hope this steam hot weather ban isnt going to last long :( :( :(.
This came off the A1 Locomotive Trust Facebook page.

Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:21 pm
by 34053
Oh dear, what a shame. I was looking forward to seeing 'Tornado' tomorrow. Really feel sorry though mainly for the passengers who have paid a lot of money for this Excursion; most of them on the basis that it was to be Steam Hauled......and by 'Tornado' :(

Really appreciate you letting me know about this Robert. I would have had a wasted journey otherwise.

PW

Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:13 pm
by 34053
The next scheduled Main Line Excursion by 'Tornado' is on Saturday 7th September (London & Salisbury to Bath & Cardiff and return). Meanwhile you will be be able to see her at the North Norfolk Railway, Sheringham, between Friday 30th August and Thursday 5th September.

PW

Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:55 pm
by 34053
The next Main Line Excursion by 'Tornado' is actually tommorrow:

- Thursday 5th September: 'The Cathedrals Express' [Surrey and London to Lincoln Central and return]. (This was originally scheduled to be hauled by 60019 'Bittern'). Route and Timings:

http://www.uksteam.info/tours/t13/t0905a.htm

There is then another Excursion:

-Saturday 7th September: 'The Cathedrals Express' [London Waterloo-Salisbury-Bath-Cardiff and return]. Route and Timings:

http://www.uksteam.info/tours/t13/t0907c.htm

[I have had to use the details from 'Steam Dreams' (the Promoters) as there are no details from uksteaminfo at this time] *

PW

* Edits 1 & 2: 'Steam Dreams' Links replaced by 'uksteaminfo' Links.

Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:14 pm
by Minty4371
Outward run - http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U ... 5/advanced
Return run - http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U ... 5/advanced
Just found them today.
Will hopefully see it through Spalding on its way out & maybe at Peterborough on return.
Apologies if it repeats timing information.
Just tried link on your post for tomorrow and it doesn't work :(

Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:19 pm
by 34053
Thanks for that, Robert. I think that has happened before with the 'Steam Dreams' links; I can open it myself, but nobody else, 'externally', can! Hope you get to see her OK.

PW

Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:29 pm
by Minty4371
Tornado chasing successful :-BD :-BD.
Photos to follow.

Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:09 pm
by 34053
That's great, Robert. I look forward to seeing your pics.

PW

Re: 60163 'Tornado' Excursions

PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:39 am
by Minty4371
Thanks Ray. I have now seen all 3 liveries that she has been in. Missed the all over grey one.
She looks very nice in the blue. Pity there was a diesel on the front all the way there and back.