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June 22nd, 2009

We went to Oxford for a couple of hours in the afternoon and were graced with the unexpected arrival of the Tornado, Britain's freshly built steam engine.

Oxford, England

Oxford is a historic university town between Banbury and Reading.

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A steady stream of passenger trains stop as Oxford over the course of about 10 minutes as a helicopter orbits. According to the signal box operators at Oxford, 550 trains per day pass this station, that's more than one every three minutes, 24 hours a day.

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British Railways 60163, the 'Tornado', a 4-6-2 steamer built recently to original plans, passes through Oxford station.

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Banbury, England

(map) Banbury is a few miles north of Oxford.

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An EWS Class 67 pulls an InterCity passenger train out of Banbury station as a Chiltern pulls in.

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Freightliner 66589, which I had previously shot on the Guelph sub on its way to the UK, pulls an intermodal train out of the bypass track at Banbury station after receiving the appropriate semaphore.

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High Wycombe, England

High Wycombe is between Banbury and London Marylebone.

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June 22nd, 2009

We went to Oxford for a couple of hours in the afternoon and were graced with the unexpected arrival of the Tornado, Britain's freshly built steam engine.

June 22nd, 2009

We went to Oxford for a couple of hours in the afternoon and were graced with the unexpected arrival of the Tornado, Britain's freshly built steam engine.

June 22nd, 2009

We went to Oxford for a couple of hours in the afternoon and were graced with the unexpected arrival of the Tornado, Britain's freshly built steam engine.

June 22nd, 2009

We went to Oxford for a couple of hours in the afternoon and were graced with the unexpected arrival of the Tornado, Britain's freshly built steam engine.