Tornado set to steam in to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Tornado, will be working on the scenic North Yorkshire Moors Railway line from Saturday 3rd March to Sunday 11th March, and you don’t want to miss it!  The popular locomotive is always a big hit wherever it goes; catching people’s eyes with its elegance and speed, this year reaching a staggering 100mph – a preservation steam record!

Chris Price, General Manager at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, said, “We’re very excited about the arrival of the iconic Tornado and are sure it will delight visitors travelling up and down our line.  Over the years we’ve had many guest locomotives visit us and we expect Tornado to be one of the best yet. With its searing speed and fantastic recent history, it’s sure to be a head turner!”

Graeme Bunker-James of the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, commented, ‘’It has been several years since Tornado visited the North Yorkshire Moors and we are very much looking forward to returning locomotive to such a scenic railway line.’’

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a heritage railway running through the North York Moors National Park. First opened in 1836 as the Whitby and Pickering Railway, the railway was planned in 1831 by George Stephenson as a means of opening up trade routes inland from the then important seaport of Whitby. The line closed in 1965 and was reopened in 1973 by the North York Moors Historical Railway Trust Ltd. The preserved line is now a significant tourist attraction and has been awarded many industry accolades.

For more information about NYMR, or to book tickets, visit Tickets for the Tornado visit are on sale from Monday 11th September.

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


Tornado is seen at Goathland during her first visit to the NYMR in 2009 – Don Brundell