2018 Tornado Railtours brochure released

The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust are extremely proud to be celebrating Tornado’s Tenth Anniversary in 2018. We have accomplished so much since this new build locomotive was completed a decade ago, and hope to continue developing steam travel for many years to come. From appearing on TV in ‘Top Gear’ and on film in ‘Paddington 2’, to grabbing headlines for reaching 100mph and operating a timetabled service during the S&C ‘plandampf’, Tornado draws crowds where ever she goes and we would like to invite you to be a part of our special year.

The 2018 tour diary promises to be our best yet, with railtours running country wide, allowing more people than ever to access our trains. Tornado will be hauling trains from the East and West Midlands, East Anglia, London and the North East offering passengers the opportunity to visit historic cities and seaside towns, crossing mountain vistas and rolling countryside. 2018 also sees the start of Tornado running at 90mph where permitted, the only steam locomotive certified to do so in the UK. This makes her not only the newest, but also the fastest steam locomotive on the modern railway network. As a part of our celebrations we are delighted to be offering our birthday railtour starting in Darlington, the home of the Trust and where the engine was completed.  We are also marking this momentous anniversary with a very special Pullman train run with our friends at Belmond and hope many of
you will join us on this luxury railtour to Yorkshire. Every train in this brochure is promoted by The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, with all profits going directly towards keeping Tornado on the main line in future years. There is a great variety on offer in our brochure, and we hope that you will be able join us to celebrate ten years with Tornado. You can download the brochure here.