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Cowley

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Just saw Tornado go past Cowley Bridge with the whistle going constantly and I can still hear it as it disappears into the distance. Is it stuck!?
 
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It was stuck.It stopped at Tiverton Parkway and a member of the train crew fixed it.
 
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It was stuck.It stopped at Tiverton Parkway and a member of the train crew fixed it.

"It isn't wrong" murmured Henry to no one in particular. "But we just don't do it". ;)
 

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Just saw Tornado go past Cowley Bridge with the whistle going constantly and I can still hear it as it disappears into the distance. Is it stuck!?

was it stuck all the way from kingswear? or later in the journey, either way still a racket for them to deal with! was still good to see her
 

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Bloody Eastern region engines coming down here with their silly whistles, stealing our jobs and our wimin.
 

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was it stuck all the way from kingswear? or later in the journey, either way still a racket for them to deal with! was still good to see her

Can't have been. I'd have heard it from my house in Torquay, which is within earshot of the railway. I didn't hear the train pass at all, unusual for a steam special but perhaps the crew were deliberately holding off using the whistle excessively going through stations etc because there was already a problem known? I'd been out earlier to film arrival and shunting at Kingswear.
 

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In the time honoured tradition of whacking it with a hammer?

I knew a splendid rolling stock man at Ipswich who had a jammed whistle on a Brittania class (back n the 1950's) - despite the disorientation of the sound as he climbed up with the standard no 1 item (a club hammer) - he belted it and said whistle shot off into the undergrowth near the north end of the tunnel.

Could not be found - maybe Time Team ought to have a dig for it ...(with full safety precautions of course)
 
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