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Author Topic: Tornado to visit Bodmin Railway  (Read 2686 times)
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« Reply #15 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).
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« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2017, 05:57:04 PM »

I was extremely "choughed" to be chosen as signalman on that day...
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« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2017, 08:07:45 AM »

It's official:
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.
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« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2017, 01:51:08 PM »

Tornado on its way to Penzance with the Cornishman Rail tour this morning.



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



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.
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« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2017, 08:27:47 PM »

Tornado duly arrived at Bodmin before the light failed too much





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« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2017, 05:45:18 PM »

Not the normal view out of a workplace window...


The view from the office signal box steps.


And collecting the token as Tornado approaches the Bodmin General bufferstops.


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« Reply #21 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 !
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« Reply #22 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.
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« Reply #23 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.  Wink

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