|Tornado named by Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall|
|Tuesday, 10 February 2009 00:58|
NEW STEAM LOCOMOTIVE TORNADO NAMED BY THEIR ROYAL HIGHNESSES THE PRINCE OF WALES AND THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL ON THURSDAY 19TH FEBRUARY 2009
THE PRINCE OF WALES AND THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL UNDERTAKE A SERIES OF ENGAGEMENTS IN NORTH YORKSHIRE AND WEST YORKSHIRE
Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall officially named the new Peppercorn class A1 steam locomotive Tornado at York Railway Station. During the naming ceremony TRH met Mrs Dorothy Mather, the President of The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust (the organization behind the project) and widow of Arthur Peppercorn – the designer of the original A1 class steam engine. After the ceremony His Royal Highness boarded the footplate of the steam engine to meet the crew and ride on the locomotive. The new steam engine then pulled the Royal Train to Leeds Railway Station.
Speaking about Tornado’s naming by Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, Mark Allatt, chairman of The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust said:
“The Trust and all of its supporters are deeply honoured that Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will be naming Tornado at York Railway Station on Thursday 19th February 2009. This honour is the ultimate recognition of the shared vision and determination of all of those who worked so hard over 19 years to bring Tornado into being.”