Tornado at Durham

by davidtrout

The first brand new main line steam loco to be built in Britain since 1960, Class A1 Pacific 'Tornado' ran this weekend on the East Coast Main Line with special trains. Here it's at Durham today, Sunday February 1. The light was poor, the crowd was almost impossible to work in but I grabbed this shot at 800 ISO. K10d with 50-135 DA* lens, shot 'blind' with the camera held up at arms length way above the crowd.
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jackitec
Posted 01/02/2009 - 19:32 Link
Well David you did very well, great shot
Cliff-P
Posted 01/02/2009 - 19:42 Link
You lucky man, itching to see Tornado. do you know when she is out again:

Oh good shot by the way
Cliff.




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davidtrout
Posted 01/02/2009 - 19:45 Link
If you Google Tornado there's web site donated to the loco which gives details of forthcoming runs.
david
Cliff-P
Posted 01/02/2009 - 20:01 Link
Cheers david
Cliff.




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bonnipics
Posted 01/02/2009 - 20:24 Link
I take it that you got out of the way of the train!! fantastic effort with the appropriate results well done! regards Ron
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cedricd
Posted 01/02/2009 - 20:39 Link
Nice one, a magnificent steam locomotive built in the digital age. Your photograph proves it well.

Cedric
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tomkeet
Posted 01/02/2009 - 21:57 Link
Nice shot, sadly I missed it I was been draged into town shopping kicking and screaming as it passed through Aycliffe village heading north on Saturday.
Regards
Tom

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Posted 01/02/2009 - 22:38 Link
Didn't the man do well!..........grand shot my friend!,,,would have liked to have been there but I've been in Scotland for the week!.........next time maybe!......again a great effort,well done.......Ken
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ttk
Posted 02/02/2009 - 11:20 Link
The old meets the new, nice shot.
Tel,
davidtrout
Posted 02/02/2009 - 11:38 Link
Yes Terry, but which is the 'old' and which is the 'new'. The steam engine has just been built, although to a 1947 design. The modern diesel may have been running for a few years now.
david.

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