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60163 'Tornado'. Ipswich to Bristol. 1st Dec. 2012

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  1. free2grice

    free2grice Well-Known Member Friend

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    Saturday, 1st December, 2012. 60163 'Tornado' with the Cathedrals Express from Ipswich to Bristol and return to Wembley yard.

    An afternoon of sunshine forecast for the west country tomorrow ....we shall see. <BJ>
     
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    Will be going to Bristol tomorrow after seeing 6201 (obviously, if you are around, please do say hello! Orange trainers and the gold/bronze coloured tripod give me away!), and am looking forward to seeing 60163 up close. As F2G has mentioned, the weather looks fairly good, although the sun is now only forecast for about 3pm. Let's hope it stays like that!

    James at SVN
     
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    Hope she gets through ok, looking fwd to seeing her around Bath in the lovely Winter sunshine we've woken up to this morning !
     
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    Don't panic!! Tornado reported passing Canonbury West Junction 9 mins late at 0952. <BJ>
     
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    Just passed Gospel Oak at 10:04 so a small delay. Didn't go out to catch it but heard the engine from my back room and saw the steam and smoke out of the window. Would have gone out but waiting for the postman to deliver a model Blue Pullman.
     
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    Tornado passed Iver @ 1105.
     
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    Tilehurst 11:49, just enough time for me to get to the platform to catch my train to Reading!

    James at SVN
     
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    Noted in Challow loop at 12:24. <BJ>
     
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    Arrived at Challow 12.28. Not sure if this is just a pathing stop as there was no water tanker present.
     
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    Passed Uffington 12.56.
     
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    Corston 14:01 after a reported 13 min stop at Bath. Not certain but appeared to be load 14. <BJ>
     
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    A couple of video snaps of Tornado near Wootton Bassett earlier this afternoon. The video itself should be up and ready by 16:00.
     
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    Posted at 14:58 pm by Matt Ryder. ''The empty stock from the kettle tour has brake problems and is stuck outside Bristol East Depot blocking the line''.

    ''Just been shunted into the sidings, delays of around 30 minutes to passanger services stuck behind on the down main''.
     
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    [video=youtube;p4pddBZXUI0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4pddBZXUI0[/video]

    Well I said the video would be up around 4, and here it is.

    Enjoy :)
     
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    Just passed 46201 at Swindon. Wantage road might be a little busy!
     
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    Just seen 60163 pass 6201 at Swindon. Wow!
     
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    60163 flew past 6201 at Swindon at 18:02, probably hitting 75 - simply incredible!

    James at SVN
     

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