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Title: Tornado to visit Bodmin Railway
Post by: alexross42 on February 19, 2017, 08:15:21 am
From the Bodmin Railway Facebook page:

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We are VERY excited to announce that 60163 Tornado will be visiting Bodmin & Wenford Railway from 1st to 4th June 2017.

This will be the first chance for passengers to travel on Tornado on a heritage line west of Taunton. Tickets go on sale soon, and we’re expecting them to be popular. Join our mailing list and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates. Don’t miss out!



Title: Re: Tornado to visit Bodmin Railway
Post by: PhilWakely on February 19, 2017, 08:22:55 am
From the Bodmin Railway Facebook page:

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We are VERY excited to announce that 60163 Tornado will be visiting Bodmin & Wenford Railway from 1st to 4th June 2017.

This will be the first chance for passengers to travel on Tornado on a heritage line west of Taunton. Tickets go on sale soon, and we’re expecting them to be popular. Join our mailing list and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates. Don’t miss out!


[pedant mode]
My highlighting.............. I think you will find that Tornado has visited Kingswear, so this statement is slightly incorrect.
[/pedant mode]


Title: Re: Tornado to visit Bodmin Railway
Post by: grahame on February 19, 2017, 09:17:30 am
[pedant mode]
My highlighting.............. I think you will find that Tornado has visited Kingswear, so this statement is slightly incorrect.
[/pedant mode]


Pedant **2 - how can something be "slightly incorrect"?   Either it's correct or not, isn't it?  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Tornado to visit Bodmin Railway
Post by: grahame on February 19, 2017, 09:52:45 am
This will be the first chance for passengers to travel on Tornado on a heritage line west of Taunton.

Another pedant alert.  "On" Tornado.  Are they offering footplate rides.  Wow!


Title: Re: Tornado to visit Bodmin Railway
Post by: bobm on February 19, 2017, 12:43:11 pm
It has also visited the West Somerset Railway which is west of Taunton....


Title: Re: Tornado to visit Bodmin Railway
Post by: bignosemac on February 19, 2017, 12:51:10 pm
It has also visited the West Somerset Railway which is west of Taunton....

More pedantry...

Well, longitudinally its west. However, directionally, the start and end stations are north-west of Taunton.


Title: Re: Tornado to visit Bodmin Railway
Post by: bobm on February 19, 2017, 12:52:13 pm
That is still west as opposed to east!   ;D


Title: Re: Tornado to visit Bodmin Railway
Post by: rower40 on February 20, 2017, 01:54:33 pm
D*mn and Bl*st...

Holiday in Cornwall already booked, from 24th to 31st May, so I'll miss the opportunity of pulling the levers for Tornado during one of my shifts in Bodmin General signalbox.

I wonder if Tornado will arrive via the Bodmin Parkway Exchange siding, or on the back of a lorry?  If the former, making sure it's pointing the right way round could be a problem.  All steam engines on the B&W run nose-first when climbing from Parkway to General, so Tornado would have to run tender-first from Penzance to Bodmin Parkway.  Then, after its stay on B&W, it would then have to run tender-first from Bodmin Parkway to Plymouth, to then turn on the Laira triangle.  So the visit to the B&W would, paradoxically, obviate the need to use the newly-renovated St Blazey turntable.


Title: Re: Tornado to visit Bodmin Railway
Post by: SandTEngineer on February 20, 2017, 03:09:33 pm
From the Bodmin Railway Facebook page:

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We are VERY excited to announce that 60163 Tornado will be visiting Bodmin & Wenford Railway from 1st to 4th June 2017.

This will be the first chance for passengers to travel on Tornado on a heritage line west of Taunton. Tickets go on sale soon, and we’re expecting them to be popular. Join our mailing list and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates. Don’t miss out!


[pedant mode]
My highlighting.............. I think you will find that Tornado has visited Kingswear, so this statement is slightly incorrect.
[/pedant mode]

I don't think that the PDR is classed as a heritage line. As far as I'm aware Its run as a commercial business and doesn't use volunteers.


Title: Re: Tornado to visit Bodmin Railway
Post by: bignosemac on February 20, 2017, 08:52:58 pm
Still a heritage railway. Just one that's owned an run by a PLC.


Title: Re: Tornado to visit Bodmin Railway
Post by: rower40 on April 19, 2017, 06:29:49 am
D*mn and Bl*st...

Holiday in Cornwall already booked, from 24th to 31st May, so I'll miss the opportunity of pulling the levers for Tornado during one of my shifts in Bodmin General signalbox.
CORRECTION - and in a good way!
Tornado is doing some staff-only traction-learning runs on 31st May, and I've been rostered as signalman!
This is so that Tornado's crew can learn the B&W route, and the B&W drivers can become familiar with how to work a new engine.


Title: Re: Tornado to visit Bodmin Railway
Post by: Chris from Nailsea on April 19, 2017, 08:29:44 pm
Oooh, you lucky bustard!  :o ::) ;) :D ;D



Title: Re: Tornado to visit Bodmin Railway
Post by: ellendune on April 19, 2017, 08:46:50 pm
Oooh, you lucky bustard!  :o ::) ;) :D ;D

They don't have bustards in Cornwall - they are from Wiltshire!


Title: Re: Tornado to visit Bodmin Railway
Post by: Chris from Nailsea on April 19, 2017, 08:53:31 pm
I know: they have choughs in Cornwall - just to be different.  ;) :D ;D



Title: Re: Tornado to visit Bodmin Railway
Post by: GBM on April 20, 2017, 06:22:47 am
I know: they have choughs in Cornwall - just to be different.  ;) :D ;D

So rower40 is now a chough?  :D


Title: Re: Tornado to visit Bodmin Railway
Post by: chuffed on April 20, 2017, 07:41:48 am
I take exception to that last post. I thought I was the only chuff(ed) around here.....and very much alive...(if only to thwart trainer who would be dead chuffed to be able to announce that I was indeed, dead. Chuffed).


Title: Re: Tornado to visit Bodmin Railway
Post by: rower40 on April 20, 2017, 05:57:04 pm
I was extremely "choughed" to be chosen as signalman on that day...


Title: Re: Tornado to visit Bodmin Railway
Post by: rower40 on May 19, 2017, 08:07:45 am
It's official:
http://www.opentraintimes.com/schedule/U55235/2017-05-29 (http://www.opentraintimes.com/schedule/U55235/2017-05-29)
This is the schedule for the light-loco (*) move of Tornado from Penzance (having brought the railtour in) to Bodmin Parkway Exchange sidings.

(*) Plus support coach.  Hence the need to run round at Penzance Up Loop Siding.


Title: Re: Tornado to visit Bodmin Railway
Post by: bobm on May 29, 2017, 01:51:08 pm
Tornado on its way to Penzance with the Cornishman Rail tour this morning.

(http://www.mbob.co.uk/rforum/torntgm.jpg)

Closely following was the support loco which will then take the coaches forward on their trip while Tornado goes to Bodmin.

(http://www.mbob.co.uk/rforum/tornsup2.jpg)

With a stopping train in the loop at Dawlish Warren and an HST hard on its heels, the loco was run on the reversible line as far as Teignmouth to allow the HST to pass on the inside.


Title: Re: Tornado to visit Bodmin Railway
Post by: bobm on May 29, 2017, 08:27:47 pm
Tornado duly arrived at Bodmin before the light failed too much

(http://www.mbob.co.uk/rforum/tornbod.jpg)

(http://www.mbob.co.uk/rforum/tornjun.jpg)

(http://www.mbob.co.uk/rforum/torn3.jpg)


Title: Re: Tornado to visit Bodmin Railway
Post by: rower40 on June 03, 2017, 05:45:18 pm
Not the normal view out of a workplace window...
(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm63/rower40/SDC15398_zpstww7bf4p.jpg)

The view from the office signal box steps.
(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm63/rower40/SDC15399_zpsrfgn1237.jpg)

And collecting the token as Tornado approaches the Bodmin General bufferstops.
(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm63/rower40/SDC15408_zpskagaj0dk.jpg)



Title: Re: Tornado to visit Bodmin Railway
Post by: Kernow Otter on June 03, 2017, 06:24:37 pm
And people say we don't make anything in the UK anymore......

Took the Otter pups up to see Tornado earlier, and my daughter was massively impressed to learn that Tornado was a lot 'newer' than the down HST that pulled in alongside !


Title: Re: Tornado to visit Bodmin Railway
Post by: rower40 on June 03, 2017, 06:39:37 pm
Those white lamps above the buffers, that look like oil lamps?  Housings for ultra-bright white LEDs, with red LEDs in the black boxes underneath - switchable from the cab.  I had to wear my sunglasses when venturing onto the platform to collect the token.

These do not feature on the original A1 Peppercorn drawings...

Another invisible-to-the-general-public modification; there's no water scoop in the tender, allowing more space for water.  This could be something to do with the fewness-and-far-betweenness of water troughs on Britain's railways nowadays.


Title: Re: Tornado to visit Bodmin Railway
Post by: Chris from Nailsea on June 03, 2017, 07:27:27 pm
Many thanks for posting those absolutely brilliant pictures and the snippets of information here on the Coffee Shop forum, rower40.  ;)