Thursday, 19 February 2009

Tornado

What a great day! Hundreds of people were at York station this morning to witness the naming of Tornado by His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales. As you can see from the picture we had a really good viewpoint.

Here is The Prince of Wales, you can just about make out the Duchess of Cornwall behind the policeman.
After the naming, and before Tornado pulled the Royal Train to Leeds, there was a fly past over the station by an RAF Tornado escorted by two Hawk aircraft, no pictures of this though as it was unexpected.




This is a video of Tornado leaving York with the Royal Train

video

We then spent a few hours at the National Railway Museum before, and this was by chance, seeing Tornado again at York station having completed her journey. It's funny how ships and locomotives are always female!

The day was rounded off in art deco splendor with afternoon tea at Betty's Tea Rooms.

So that's the 'stuff' what about the stitching? Well, as you may have guessed, no real progress there, and nor is there likely to be. This weekend is a 'Railway Weekend'. Now last time I was able to go to my parent's for a good stitching session but this weekend I am Guard on the train, green flags, whistles and a uniform ~ and no I will not be posting a photo of me in that outfit! I might, however, post a picture of what this weekend is all about and that is a little blue tank engine with a cheeky face and a number one on the side!

1 comment:

Cindy F. said...

Awesome! The Prince of Wales and those beautiful trains!