News round-up (3), 2015

The always brilliant New Build Steams with its  latest quarterly update on the  news from the New Build groups across the country. Some really impressive progress has been made on some with of course Tornados return being the stand out event.

New Build Steam

60163 Tornado

The headline story of the last few months has to be the return to traffic of the pioneer new build locomotive, 60163 Tornado, after its £400,000 overhaul at Darlington Locomotive Works, and return to apple green livery. The A1 has already enjoyed a sojourn in Scotland, and can be sound on the following workings over the rest of the year:

  • 12th July – ‘The Torbay Express’ – Bristol to Kingswear and return – Torbay Express
  • 26th July – ‘The Torbay Express’ – Bristol to Kingswear and return – Torbay Express
  • 2nd August – ‘The Torbay Express’ – Bristol to Kingswear and return – Torbay Express
  • 8th August – The Golden Age of Travel lunchtime excursion – Belmond British Pullman
  • 11th August – 2nd September – Nene Valley Railway, Peterborough
  • 23rd September – London Victoria to Bristol and return – Belmond British Pullman
  • 26th September – ‘The Silver Jubilee Talisman’ London to York, Darlington and Newcastle –…

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