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Tornado

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Leander's Shovel, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. huochemi

    huochemi Well-Known Member Friend

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    Kittiwakes can cause a surprising amount of damage.:cool: (pic from A1 site)

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  2. S.A.C. Martin

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    A reminder that even the sheer weight of an A1 Pacific is no match for an immovable object...!
     
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    Looks like they've salvaged the lamps.
     
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    They’re big buggas, kittiwakes... :eek:

    Tom
     
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    If you have been in a city centre bar on a saturday night recently, they certainly are.
     
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    I'll believe you, Bryan.;)
     
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    The Blubell have started contacting passengers with bookings telling them the revised visit for August has now been cancelled.

    No further explination.
     
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    Not looking good at the mo.
     
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    She's buggered mate. But seriously she'll need gentle care and attention after this slip up.
     
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    Actually, no reason has been given (unless I've missed it - please correct me if I'm wrong!). It might simply be that the logistics of fitting the Bluebell into the existing program make it too difficult. All the Bluebell say on their website is "We are very sorry to say that 60163 ‘Tornado’ will not be able to visit us in August as we had hoped."

    Steve B
     
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    This is A1SLT's expectation.
    "It is anticipated that repairs will be concluded in June to enable running in activity to commence and a main line test run to take place. Tornado will then pick up its diary in July, commencing with the RAF100 train from Lincoln to London on 10th July."

    There may be further testing and approvals needed after it "picks up its diary" before full service is resumed, so it's not surprising if some appointments need to give way. We'll have to wait and see.
     
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    This is turning into a year for the A1ST that they might care to forget. Almost exactly a year to the day after the 100 mph test run, the loco tries to run at 90 mph again and fails on the road. What it confirms is that operating a steam locomotive on the main line is a complex job that shouldn't be taken for granted. I'm pleased that the A1ST has the confidence to promise a forward programme before they have actually carried out the repairs, undertaken a test run and, more importantly, had Network Rail and possibly also the ORR sign the loco off. I was going to book on the August 15th trip to Appleby but will now do so with a less than even chance in my head that it will actually run. We shall see.
     
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    Well, a few visits to the NVR's café for lunch :Hungry: over the next few weeks might see some activity incidentally...
     
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    The target date for a first mainline run is 10th July for the RAF 100 train.

    Foxy.
     
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    That has cheered me up no end. Fingers crossed then!
     
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    Received an email today promoting the RAF100 tour on 10 July, so they must be feeling confident about progress.
     
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    That, or TR No.6 "Douglas" will be operating a somewhat abbreviated tour. :cool:
     
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    No problems with gauging though ;)
     
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    Not too sure about that..... Maybe a quick rehash of the Guinness adaptor frames, fitting of vacuum brakes and ERTMS...??
     
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