Good evening, Tomorrow 60163 Tornado will be charging down the Great Western Mainline hauling the Devon Belle. What makes this trip special is that it will be the last time she will haul mainline passenger trains whilst wearing the British Railway’s Express Blue livery, at least for the foreseeable future . Both myself and Dave…
Welcome to the last “model of the week” series, which will become a less regular feature in the future. However, today’s model is an important one to end the series – A1 class 60163 Tornado. This Bachmann model has previously been reviewed (click here for more) and is a regular runner here at Locoyard. Today…
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.
Once again, regular UK Heritage Hub contributor James Corben has very kindly allowed us to share an excellent video of his. The video shows the historical moment three days ago when the first steam hauled rail tour ran over the Bluebell Railway’s tracks since the opening of the East Grinstead extension earlier this year; hauled…
60163 Tornado was a present bought by wife for Christmas and therefore it is appropriate that it hauls this year’s Wedding Anniversary special! Happy Anniversary Mrs Locoyard 😉
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.
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