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Please keep an eye on this page for the annual diary of Tornado's 2015 mainline tours plus her preserved railway visits. More details will be published on this website as more trains are finalised (contact details for the rail tour companies and preserved lines appear at the bottom of the page).

The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust is proud that Tornado will continue to be operated on the Network Rail main line by DB Schenker, which has worked successfully with the Trust since the locomotive's completion in 2008.


11th August – 2nd September – Nene Valley Railway - full details here.

23rd September – London Victoria to Bristol and return – Belmond British Pullman

26th September - 'The Silver Jubilee Talisman' London to York, Darlington and Newcastle - A1SLT (details here)

6th - 27th October - Severn Valley Railway (details here)

6th November - Surrey Hills Excursion – Belmond British Pullman

8th December – Surrey Hills Excursion – Belmond British Pullman

12th December – Surrey Hills Excursion – Belmond British Pullman

31st December – 'The Peppercorn Phoenix' York to Newcastle and return – A1SLT


1st – 7th January – Locomotion, Shildon – full details to be confirmed

The Trust respectfully requests that anyone wanting to see Tornado follows the rules of the railway and only goes where permitted.

Please carefully check Tornado's dates of operation and services on the preserved lines visits using the relevant website links below as actual dates and times of operation may vary from the above shown.

Belmond British Pullman
Tel: 020 3117 1300
Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon
Tel: 01388 777999

Nene Valley Railway
Tel: 01780 784444
Pathfinder Tours
Tel: 01453 835414

Severn Valley Railway
Tel: 01562 757900
UK Railtours
Tel: 01438 715050