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Tornado in the Works

Discussion in 'National Railway Museum' started by Anthony Coulls, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. Anthony Coulls

    Anthony Coulls Well-Known Member

    Apr 24, 2008
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    Having been daft and made it down to York yesterday for a meeting, I had just time for a quick trip afterwards to see the workshop team before fighting the snow on the A1 back north. I found another A1 taking shelter - "Tornado" is having its winter maintenance programme this month in the NRM workshop before going main line again in February. In front of it you can see "Flying Scotsman"'s frames moved forward so 60163 can use the wheel drop.
    [​IMG] On the workshop floor, Peter Neesam (left) and John Graham (right) discuss progress on the front bogie, which has been removed with the aid of the wheeldrop and is being worked on elsewhere in the works. Look out for "Tornado" visiting Locomotion at Shildon from 24th April until 6th May!
    [​IMG]Outside, York enjoyed some winter sun before another few hours of blizzards, very good for Christmas Card photos, but not so good for visitor numbers - this was the car park at 2.50pm yesterday.



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