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Jonesgj
2nd February 2009, 06:59 PM
Billed as "The first main line steam train to be built in Britain for almost 50 years "

I believe that its making a run from York to London Kings Cross this Saturday - 7th February. The locomotive is fitted with modern electronics to allow her to go 'into service' and the enthusiasts in Darlington who built her want to try and run her through the Channel Tunnel next year.

I haven't been able to find the time table but a friend has told me that it will be passing through Creeton (near Grantham in Lincolnshire) on the 7th Feb at around 11.30.
See ...

The A1 Steam Site (http://www.a1steam.com/)

and

Daily Mail (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1083364/Britains-steam-train-50-years-takes-trip-memory-lane.html)

Regards

Graydon

mike_j
2nd February 2009, 07:02 PM
Probably won't run - snow you know :rolleyes:

Jonesgj
2nd February 2009, 07:15 PM
I probably won't get to Creeton to see it ... Snow you know ;)

Ijay37
2nd February 2009, 07:41 PM
Surely the wrong type of snow:D:D

DerekC
2nd February 2009, 07:59 PM
Luckily Steam engines didn't suffer from snow in the same way as modern tractions. But still it doesn't take the powers that be much to stop specials running.

For times of 60163 'Tornado' on Saturday.

http://www.uksteam.info/tours/trs09.htm

I will not be able to see it as I'm going to Fort William for the weekend. Well passable roads permitting.

Derek C

mike_j
2nd February 2009, 10:30 PM
Surely the wrong type of snow:D:D

Just heared Boris on the News say - right type of snow - just too much of it :D

Jonesgj
3rd February 2009, 06:52 PM
Luckily Steam engines didn't suffer from snow in the same way as modern tractions. But still it doesn't take the powers that be much to stop specials running.

For times of 60163 'Tornado' on Saturday.

http://www.uksteam.info/tours/trs09.htm

I will not be able to see it as I'm going to Fort William for the weekend. Well passable roads permitting.

Derek C

Thanks Derek. This looks a good site for those interested in steam locos.

DerekW
7th February 2009, 06:45 PM
It looks as if it arrived OK
see

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7876162.stm

nsfw - could disturb people not use to raw steam power

Hiflyman
7th February 2009, 07:27 PM
Oh do you mean this train..

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/12546/size/big/cat/

First quick post process so that any interested folk can see the new train. More photos to follow next week.

Regards
Alan

Jonesgj
7th February 2009, 09:25 PM
I missed it!

I arrived at the spot I had decided to use, and as I was about to settle a postman, noting my camera gear, shouted

'Are you planning to catch her on the way back?'

My jaw hit the snow covered ground as he continued.

'Should have seen her. She was magnificent.'

I frowned and cast him a look of dis-belief but he pressed on.

'Never seen the like. Much better than all the others I've seen'.

'So it's coming back?' I eventually ventured. But he wasn't finished with me.

'Yes, but not for hours yet.'

'Well may be I'll return then,' I said putting my Oly back in my Crumpler.

'But it won't be the same,' he said.

'How so?' I dared to question.

'I believe it's being towed-back by a diesel.'

:(

Oh well ...

I found some nice frozen pounds to photograph instead.

Ellie
8th February 2009, 09:13 PM
I missed it!:eek: Oh no, that's so disappointing for you.

I found some nice frozen pounds to photograph instead.
expensive ice creams? ;)

Jonesgj
8th February 2009, 09:35 PM
:expensive ice creams? ;)

Pounds = Technical term. :o

Hiflyman
9th February 2009, 01:55 AM
A selection of shots from the whirlwind soon be called the Tornado. It's funny we were all thinking that she would stop at the station, instead she shot through at about 60mph!

A few monochrome versions to add a touch of the "days gone by" feeling.

http://www.flickr.com/gp/8849012@N07/RQ5326

Alan