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Tornado steam engine heading up ECML to Kings Cross

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Tornado steam engine heading up ECML to Kings Cross


"The first new mainline steam engine to be built in Britain for nearly five decades is making its first long-distance passenger trip into London. The train set off from Darlington and due to arrive in London King's Cross station at 1347 GMT.
".    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7876162.stm
I think we chatted about this some time ago
A shame it's not allowed to go at the speed the class originally did.

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Re: Tornado steam engine heading up ECML to Kings Cross

Beat you (just!)
http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,73703.0.html
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Re: Tornado steam engine heading up ECML to Kings Cross

It will be interesting to see which subject line get's most responses ?  Wink
Hope the line is clear - National Rail doesn't report any.
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Re: Tornado steam engine heading up ECML to Kings Cross

Ahhhh......better than you know what.......almost Wink

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Re: Tornado steam engine heading up ECML to Kings Cross

Shouldn't that be 'heading down ECML to Kings Cross'...
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Re: Tornado steam engine heading up ECML to Kings Cross

I thought it should be down as well but didn't want to nit pick.
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Re: Tornado steam engine heading up ECML to Kings Cross

I'm no railway man or even a real enthusiast - but,
all lines to London are up lines, and those from London are down, regardless of whether is north , south, east or west..
In Scotland it tends to be Edinburgh or Glasgow that determines the status of the line.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railroad_directions
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Re: Tornado steam engine heading up ECML to Kings Cross

We stand corrected!!
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Re: Tornado steam engine heading up ECML to Kings Cross

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