60163 was built in 2008 and was the first mainline steam locomotive built in the UK since 92220 Evening star. Tornado’s story is a very interesting one. Rather than repeat it here, I urge you to check out the A1 Steam Trusts web site (click here) to find out more.
60163 A1 Pacific Tornado is in many ways a modern miracle. 60163 was built in 2008 and was the first mainline steam locomotive built in the UK since 92220 Evening star.
In the past month, Locoyard has conducted a poll to find out the most popular colour that A1 Pacific Tornado has been painted in. An excellent response rate of 204 people voted. Of these votes, exactly a half were for one colour
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NOTE – POLL NOW CLOSED! Since 2008, new-build Peppercorn A1 Pacific Tornado has delighted steam enthusiasts across the country. The recreation of this locomotive class was not
Yesterday; 60163 Tornado ventured South, hauling the Cathedrals Express from Peterborough to Winchester; which is where I saw her. I also had the pleasure of meeting with my good friend
1997 was a significant year for the Watercress Line, as it marked it’s 20th anniversary as a preserved railway. My father and I visited the line twice that year. The line’s impressive home fleet was supplemented by some very special visitors. Continuing from last week’s post, here are a selection of photographs of the Watercress…
Regular readers of this blog will no doubt be very familiar with the Watercress Line! It is a railway I visit regularly now, but when growing up one that I visited relatively infrequently. However, these early visits nevertheless were regular and enjoyable enough to go a long way in sowing the seeds of becoming a steam enthusiast! Going back…