Steamtube’s presence and activity more or less corresponds with the appearance on the mainline of Peppercorn A1 60163 Tornado.
The very presence of this fine locomotive has excited many a young..and old!… enthusiast to venture out and get photographic evidence!
The following is as chronological a list of video clips of Tornado’s activity since starting out.
All clips are from Steamtube members, who retain all copyright for their efforts……
After winter servicing at Ropley, MidHants Railway….
25th February 2012
Read “The Tornado Telegraph” HERE
Winter maintenance and repaint in BR Blue ….
Undergoing maintenance at Barrow Hill Roundhouse. First scheduled run in 2014 is “The White Rose”, Saturday 12th April, from London Kings Cross to York and return. (as at 1st March 2014)
The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust is delighted to announce the locomotive’s return to service following the completion of her eight month, £400,000 overhaul at Darlington Locomotive Works (DLW). The £3m locomotive was completed at DLW in 2008 after 18 years of construction and fundraising and named by TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall the following year. During 2015, The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust is celebrating its Silver Jubilee – 25 years since the project to build a new ex-LNER Peppercorn class A1 was launched in 1990.
260 to date 31/08/16