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Tornado

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

  1. Johnb

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    I haven’t had one for months
     
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    Sophie-Bunker James is Director of Marketing & Communications. She is usually very approachable. Have you tried phoning/emailing her and explaining how disappointed you are?
     
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    I contacted them in August and got a reply from Janet Preshous with the latest edition attached but nothing since. For various reasons, the main one being the lack of transparency and honesty with their members, I have now cancelled by covenant standing order. There are more deserving causes to support.
     
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    guycarr360 Part of the furniture

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    Did not take much finding.....

    TCC 71_WEB.pdf (a1steam.com)
     
  5. Johnb

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    I shouldn’t need to find it. I used to get it via email along with the The TT and MM, I now get nothing apart from a letter yesterday asking for money!
     
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    Which you'll be getting another one of shortly as I gather a new 'club' is about to be launched - for the P2's valve gear. There's also been suggestions that covenants be adjusted for inflation.
     
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    Hell of a legacy, though.
     
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    Last crew in Blue at Barrow Hill:

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    Latest from the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust:

    "A work party of staff and volunteers started the new year off the front foot, moving Tornado closer to steaming. The motion was returned to the locomotive, the brake rigging installed and significant progress made in the smokebox"

    IMG_0916.jpeg IMG_0918.jpeg
     
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    I understood that LMS were contracted to carry out the overhaul?


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    Probably a bit like Clan Line and Leaky’s, the more they do themselves the quicker it gets done and the less they pay
     
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    Not to mention the keeping the volunteer force skilled and engaged.
    (Which has to be balanced against all the valid reasons for using contractors).
     
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    60163 visiting Nene Valley in March/April.

     
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    £600 to drive Tornado!! You must be joking.
     
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    Got to earn two years lack of earnings one way or another I guess.
     
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    Admittedly yes, a bit on the steep side compared to the equivalent course at the Bluebell for £330, but a bargain compared to NYMR's £450 footplate ride.
     
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    "Premier Dining"... now....."Premier Driving"...do you have to wear white overalls, gloves and tie?
     
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    It's probably about the going rate but it depends on what the 'driving' actually is. The NYMR were charging that a good few years ago when they did them.
     

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