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Tornado at speed through depot

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Hi all,

The newly built Pacific loco Tornado has now been painted in Apple Green, but before that it was out (at night) being tested; they had it up to 75mph from York to Newcastle, which passed through Durham City

Just a short You Tube video of it rushing through the center track is at http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=jpXt7QX0NZM - it passed the test with flying colors by the way, and yes there was a disel on the rear, both as a back up and to add some weight.

There will be other short videos listed from this one: the terst runs had to be at night - in case it went wrong. They intend to have it up to 90 MPH if the can get permission.

Enjoy the scream of the whistle!
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For those who want to know why we don't build a new steam locomotive here in the states, here is the answer. There is one! Here is the link. This locomotive, along with six other steam locomotives will be at the Train Festival 2009 this summer in Owosso Michigan.
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