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Tornado The 100mph Steam Engine
« on: August 07, 2017, 09:24:43 pm »
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Cameras following the fortunes of new A1 class steam engine Tornado as it tries to achieve 100mph on the main line, a secret attempt made in the middle of the night.
bbc4  an hour ago :-[ now watching on catchup,followed by the return of the flying sotsman

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Re: Tornado The 100mph Steam Engine
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2017, 09:47:44 pm »
Late start tomorrow - I should be able to find an hour (?) to watch this. :beers:
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Re: Tornado The 100mph Steam Engine
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2017, 09:59:37 pm »
Enjoyed both, well worth a watch  :)

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Re: Tornado The 100mph Steam Engine REPEATED at 1 am 8th Aug
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2017, 12:05:07 am »
Repeated at 1 am Tuesday 8th and again followed by The Return of Flying Scotsman at 1:30 am. :claphappy:
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Re: Tornado The 100mph Steam Engine
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2017, 09:42:03 am »
I'm saving the Tornado programme for a few days, but watched the Flying Scotsman one on Tuesday night.
The best bit to my mind about the Scotsman programme wasn't so much as people getting all misty eyed and nostalgic, but the bit where it showed the sign writer chap painting the locos numbering.  A real joy to see essentially a dying art form being done so wonderfully well.
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Re: Tornado The 100mph Steam Engine
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2017, 12:59:54 am »
I'm saving the Tornado programme for a few days, but watched the Flying Scotsman one on Tuesday night.
The best bit to my mind about the Scotsman programme wasn't so much as people getting all misty eyed and nostalgic, but the bit where it showed the sign writer chap painting the locos numbering.  A real joy to see essentially a dying art form being done so wonderfully well.

I've just watched both and the highlight of the Flying Scotsman programme was indeed, as you said, the chap painting the numbers.  I thought the over-enthusiastic commentary about "the world's most loved train" blah blah was frankly silly.  However, the Tornado documentary was excellent - did you notice that the Geordie lad driving the Tornado was also on the footplate of the Flying Scotsman?

Graham, thinking how he can fit the Tornado into the West Country.
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Re: Tornado The 100mph Steam Engine
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2017, 04:41:39 pm »
I'm saving the Tornado programme for a few days, but watched the Flying Scotsman one on Tuesday night.
The best bit to my mind about the Scotsman programme wasn't so much as people getting all misty eyed and nostalgic, but the bit where it showed the sign writer chap painting the locos numbering.  A real joy to see essentially a dying art form being done so wonderfully well.

I've just watched both and the highlight of the Flying Scotsman programme was indeed, as you said, the chap painting the numbers.  I thought the over-enthusiastic commentary about "the world's most loved train" blah blah was frankly silly.  However, the Tornado documentary was excellent - did you notice that the Geordie lad driving the Tornado was also on the footplate of the Flying Scotsman?

Graham, thinking how he can fit the Tornado into the West Country.

I've still not seen the Tornado programme.  Events rather overtook us over the weekend, so I'll save it for a "special day".  I'll keep an eye out for the Geordie lad.
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Re: Tornado The 100mph Steam Engine
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2017, 05:06:08 pm »
I'm saving the Tornado programme for a few days, but watched the Flying Scotsman one on Tuesday night.
The best bit to my mind about the Scotsman programme wasn't so much as people getting all misty eyed and nostalgic, but the bit where it showed the sign writer chap painting the locos numbering.  A real joy to see essentially a dying art form being done so wonderfully well.

I've just watched both and the highlight of the Flying Scotsman programme was indeed, as you said, the chap painting the numbers.  I thought the over-enthusiastic commentary about "the world's most loved train" blah blah was frankly silly.  However, the Tornado documentary was excellent - did you notice that the Geordie lad driving the Tornado was also on the footplate of the Flying Scotsman?

Graham, thinking how he can fit the Tornado into the West Country.

Tornado did run to Penzance a couple of months ago....

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Re: Tornado The 100mph Steam Engine
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2017, 07:21:04 pm »
That's Driver Steve Hanczar.  If you look carefully you will see Inspector Jim Smith is on both workings as well.  Both are Gentleman and Engineman.

Keeping steam alive!

Best wishes.

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Re: Tornado The 100mph Steam Engine
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2017, 07:27:34 pm »
I'm saving the Tornado programme for a few days, but watched the Flying Scotsman one on Tuesday night.
The best bit to my mind about the Scotsman programme wasn't so much as people getting all misty eyed and nostalgic, but the bit where it showed the sign writer chap painting the locos numbering.  A real joy to see essentially a dying art form being done so wonderfully well.


I've just watched both and the highlight of the Flying Scotsman programme was indeed, as you said, the chap painting the numbers.  I thought the over-enthusiastic commentary about "the world's most loved train" blah blah was frankly silly.  However, the Tornado documentary was excellent - did you notice that the Geordie lad driving the Tornado was also on the footplate of the Flying Scotsman?

Graham, thinking how he can fit the Tornado into the West Country.


Tornado did run to Penzance a couple of months ago....

And magnificent she looked as she crept into Penzance station.
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Re: Tornado The 100mph Steam Engine
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2017, 07:30:34 pm »
I'm saving the Tornado programme for a few days, but watched the Flying Scotsman one on Tuesday night.
The best bit to my mind about the Scotsman programme wasn't so much as people getting all misty eyed and nostalgic, but the bit where it showed the sign writer chap painting the locos numbering.  A real joy to see essentially a dying art form being done so wonderfully well.


I've just watched both and the highlight of the Flying Scotsman programme was indeed, as you said, the chap painting the numbers.  I thought the over-enthusiastic commentary about "the world's most loved train" blah blah was frankly silly.  However, the Tornado documentary was excellent - did you notice that the Geordie lad driving the Tornado was also on the footplate of the Flying Scotsman?

Graham, thinking how he can fit the Tornado into the West Country.


Tornado did run to Penzance a couple of months ago....

And magnificent she looked as she crept into Penzance station.
Also worked 4 or 5 days on the Bodmin and Wenford railway :



Is that magnificent or maglev? :D
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Re: Tornado The 100mph Steam Engine
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2017, 07:54:16 pm »
Ah.....apologies it's sideways.
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Re: Tornado The 100mph Steam Engine
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2017, 10:30:48 pm »
Tornado just outside Penzance 29th May


 

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