Tornado & Steam Railmotor at Didcot 11/06/2011

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Tornado & Steam Railmotor at Didcot 11/06/2011

Postby 350wedge » Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:33 pm

The new look Tornado was in steam today at Didcot along with the new Steam Railmotor and Firefly. Fortunately the weather was very kind today, certainly a lot better than was forecast!!

Here are a few pics from the day, its not every day that you can say you've travelled behind a new Build A1, a Steam Railmotor of a type thats been extinct for many years and a broadgauge engine!!

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Re: Tornado & Steam Railmotor at Didcot 11/06/2011

Postby RLN » Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:35 pm

Thanks 350. Beauties every one of them :ymapplause:
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Re: Tornado & Steam Railmotor at Didcot 11/06/2011

Postby Dan4th » Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:40 pm

Speechless.

Really.

Going back to look again.

Just, well........

We keep them rolling in my country,
but we don't make them better-than-NEW!

Thanks 1,000,000!

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Re: Tornado & Steam Railmotor at Didcot 11/06/2011

Postby Mayfly » Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:42 pm

Thanks Tony stunning pics again - What camera have you got now?

Pleased to see Tornados up and running again :ymapplause:
In memory of a very dear friend - Mike Pearson

Very fond memories of Robbie Gilvary - DTs 1st Vulcan Captain who taught DT all he knew.
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Re: Tornado & Steam Railmotor at Didcot 11/06/2011

Postby 350wedge » Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:50 pm

Mayfly wrote:Thanks Tony stunning pics again - What camera have you got now?

Pleased to see Tornados up and running again :ymapplause:


These were taken with a Canon 1D MKIII, I only got it yesterday so today was its trial run!! I've got all my others for sale at the moment. a 1D MKI, a 1D MKIIn and a 7D!! Having a bit of a clearout!!
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Re: Tornado & Steam Railmotor at Didcot 11/06/2011

Postby Mayfly » Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:13 pm

Love the one of Tornado with the two puffs of steam :ymapplause: - looks like some ones stuck 2 huge cottonwool balls on the front to protect her from the buffers!! :))
In memory of a very dear friend - Mike Pearson

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Re: Tornado & Steam Railmotor at Didcot 11/06/2011

Postby 34053 » Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:40 am

Thank you 350w. Absolutely fantastics pics! 'Tornado' is looking terrific in her 'Brunswick Green' livery and I am so pleased that you got the Steam Railmotor pics. (The new camera passed its test quite easily methinks!). 'Tornado' has her first public Main Line Excursion ('The Canterbury Tornado') since her recent extensive (and expensive) Boiler repairs, next Saturday (18th June). I will post the link to the detailed 'Timings' and Route, etc on the 'Tornado Excursions' Topic as soon as they are released.

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Re: Tornado & Steam Railmotor at Didcot 11/06/2011

Postby Xplumberlives » Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:45 pm

Some nice shots there Tony, I did like the way you said a FEW pictures! =))
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