dieser Thread hatte ursprünglich im Spassbahner Forum seinen Ursprung, und wurde dann noch mal bei 1zu160 eingestellt. Darauf bezog sich ja meine Antwort vor einigen Tagen, mit der Nachfrage in Meiningen.
das denke ich mir auch - wenn das Öl versiegt werden die Kohlegruben wieder reaktiviert! Aber die Bahn kann ja auch Elektrisch fahren! Schiffe fahren mit Atomantrieb die Autos mit Akkumulatoren und die Flugzeuge mit einem Gummizugpropeller
Tornado, Britain's first brand new steam engine for 45 years is on its way to the Great Central Railway. Following its successful first moves which took place last weekend, final preparations are in hand for its transfer by road to the GCR. Here are the latest dates. As always - these are subject to change. If you're planning on travelling a long way please check before you do so. This information is presented in good faith but the GCR cannot be responsible for any inconvenience if things change for whatever reason.
The engine is expected to arrive in mid August, before the Days out with Thomas event. It will spend a number of days after arrival being prepared and examined before it moves on GCR metals for the first time. There is a chance it may be in light steam at the Days out with Thomas event.
In late August the engine will be making some light engine moves and empty stock runs before being stopped for checks and the fitting of electronic systems necessary for main line operation. Following that, the locomotive will undergo certification for passenger operation.
The special weekend for covenanters, when the engine will pull its first passenger trains is now scheduled for SUNDAY September 21 and MONDAY September 22. Tornado trains will be closed to anyone except the invited guests of the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust.
On the evening of Sunday Sept 21 there will be a special dining train for covenanters of the trust. This train is open for booking now. In the event of there being spare seats, this train will be opened to non covenanters.
On TUESDAY Sept 23, Tornado will pull its first ever trains for general passengers. Details of times are still to be finalised. The engine is planned to be in steam and working on GCR passenger trains on September 27 and 28, October 4 and 5 and during the Steam Railway gala on October 11 and 12.
There may also be some additional midweek services. There are still spaces left on the unique Drive a Locomotive experience service being offered jointly between the GCR and the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust. Call Bruce Pollard on 01509 632336 for more details.
This is the same number to use should you be interested in booking a photographic charter with the engine, which is appearing at the GCR in grey undercoat. Once again - we must stress these are provisional dates which may change subject to availability and a host of other reasons. We will not be publicising any dates concerning high speed testing work. The GCR is looking forward to helping the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust achieve a successful visit.