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Re: Tornado now in green

Postby Saracenman » Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:12 pm

there's nothing quite like the sight of a steam loco going under a bridge is there? :D

cracking video RLN :ymapplause:

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Re: Tornado now in green

Postby 34053 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:13 pm

34053 wrote:It has just been announced in Steam Railway Magazine (No 359) that 'Tornado' will be officially 'named', by HRH Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, at a ceremony at York Station on February 19th 2009. This will include a flypast by RAF Tornados and end with a spectacular departure by 60163.


According to the A1 Trust's website, the 'Naming Ceremony' will take place at 1000hrs on 19th February and is expected to finish at 1100hrs. Anyone wishing to be present is requested to be at York Railway Station by 0930hrs, at the latest. After Prince Charles has met the crew on the footplate, 60163 will then haul the Royal Train to Leeds Railway Station. For all the latest news, visit the Trust's website at http://www.a1steam.com
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Re: Tornado now in green

Postby Saracenman » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:59 pm

Tornado hauling HRH Prince Charles' Royal Train prior to her naming ceremony at York today...



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Re: Tornado now in green

Postby Tom.com » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:01 am

very nice
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Re: Tornado now in green

Postby Saracenman » Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:05 pm

two nice little video clips from Thursday's naming ceremony...

Tornado on her own

The Royal Train - just look at all those people! :-o

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Re: Tornado now in green

Postby Stevieboy » Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:09 pm

That's it! You people have stood in my way long enough. I'm going to clown college!
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Re: Tornado now in green

Postby RLN » Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:36 pm

Working with steam as I do, all I can say is - I really, really want one :x
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Re: Tornado now in green

Postby Mackrick » Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:43 pm

They have done a fantastic job and she really does look the business. :ymapplause:
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Re: Tornado now in green

Postby 34053 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:24 pm

Thanks for all the latest info' and video clips folks! They are great. (I may have missed it, but I did not see any coverage of the 'Naming Ceremony ' on the BBC1 or ITV1 channels, which I found most surprising).
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Re: Tornado now in green

Postby Saracenman » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:42 pm

i was astonished too PapaWedgy :(

with an RAF Tornado flypast as well - perhaps they might have, if 558 had been available :D

it's on the cards - just have to be patient \:D/

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Re: Tornado now in green

Postby Saracenman » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:06 pm

apparently there's something about steam on BBC1's One Show (on now) - not sure what it's about but it's a good excuse to drool over Christine Bleakley =p~ :ymdaydream:
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Re: Tornado now in green

Postby Bubbles » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:24 pm

It was very short (not unlike yourself) and merely served to give Chris moyles summat to be a prat about.
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Re: Tornado now in green

Postby 34053 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:26 pm

Saracenman wrote:apparently there's something about steam on BBC1's One Show (on now) - not sure what it's about but it's a good excuse to drool over Christine Bleakley =p~ :ymdaydream:


Yes, just watched it. An interesting piece on Stephenson's 'Locomotion One' (of 'The Stockton to Darlington Railway' fame) and the working replica at Beamish. Also a mention and short VT of Tornado on her 'Naming' Day.
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Re: Tornado now in green

Postby Saracenman » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:37 pm

and a nice 'launch pad' for US to email them regarding 558's current plight! ;)

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Re: Tornado now in green

Postby Mackrick » Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:35 am

There doesn't seem to be many photos of Tornado on her mainline run on the internet other than on the A1 website. A couple of videos and that's it. Anyone got any links I might have missed.

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Re: Tornado now in green

Postby 34053 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:03 pm

Hi Mackrick.
Is there any particular run which you are interested in? (There's quite a bit on youtube of the Darlington/London Kings Cross run on 7th February).

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Re: Tornado now in green

Postby Mackrick » Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:19 pm

That's the run I was interested in but getting still from YT results in poor quality. Was after approaches to Kings Cross and Platform shots. These are for my Dad who is building a 1947 Model called Highland A Pacific A-1 similar to this
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Re: Tornado now in green

Postby 34053 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:49 pm

Yes, the YT video clips are fine as videos but do lose their definition on 'pause'. The ones by BVEfan; manhoot71 and Class37Ash (second part) are particularly good videos. Good luck with your search Mackrick (and to your Dad with his model). I will keep an eye out just in case I find anything which my be of help to you.

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Re: Tornado now in green

Postby Mackrick » Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:52 pm

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Re: Tornado now in green

Postby Old Rigger » Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:58 pm

A couple of pictures from York Museum 18th Jan:

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Re: Tornado now in green

Postby Saracenman » Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:33 pm

ooooooooooooo - doesn't she look superb! :x

surprised to see how slowly the Scotsman's going though - i thought they were a LOT further on than that! :(

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Re: Tornado now in green

Postby Old Rigger » Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:09 pm

I spent a bit of time talking to some of the guys at the museum and I think they said that they are waiting for the fire box? and then the rest of the maintenance will continue.

Quite interesting reading the brochures and compare with 558: 1996 Dr Tony Marchington bought her for 1.5 mil and fully restored her and was back in service in 1999. 2004 went on sale again and amid fears she would end up in America there was overwhelming support for the NRM to keep her in Britain, finances came from National Heritage Memorial Fund 1.8 mil, public raised 3/4 mil, including Richard Branson chipping in 365,000, 500,000 from Yorkshire Forward.

just to add this link if you are interested:

http://www.flyingscotsman.org.uk/

Do you have off topic police on this forum as I think I have digressed a bit :ymblushing:
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Re: Tornado now in green

Postby Saracenman » Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:13 pm

"off-topic" is not only tolerated, but largely encouraged! =))

any OTP (Off Topic Police) will be arrested and banned! :ymdevil:

funny you say about the Scotsman's similarity with 558 - in fact it is Tornado that is the one which is all but identical - hence my spotting the opportunity for both to 'work together' :D

will be ace to see the Scotsman back in steam again - arguably the World's most famous locomotive?

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Re: Tornado now in green

Postby Old Rigger » Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:45 pm

in that case :D , agree re Scotsman and quote the first bit of text in the book I got 'it was a locomotive designed specifically for long distance travel, but not even its creator could have known how far it would go, the year was 1923, the locomotive was the Flying Scotsman, a non stop success story'
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