At the annual Heritage Railway Association awards ceremony held at the Burlington Arcade Hotel in Birmingham on 10th February, the Trust was honoured to be awarded not one but two national prizes. Firstly we received the Steam Railway Magazine Award, presented by editor Nick Brodrick, for “reaching out with Tornado to new and wider audiences” in recognition of the locomotive’s adventures in 2017, initially on the ‘Plandampf’ series on the Settle & Carlisle railway, then the 100mph run and its associated television coverage and finally in her appearance in the PADDINGTON 2 film. Secondly we scooped the John Coiley Locomotive Engineering award for the work associated with the 100mph run. Trustees and representatives of DB Cargo, Ricardo Rail, Resonate, Darlington Council and the Royal Navy were among the Trust party who attended the event. All photos by Sophie Bunker-James.
Nick Brodrick presents the Steam Railway Magazine Award to the assembled representatives of the Trust and bodies associated with it, Eddie Draper (Ricardo Rail), Huw Parker, Graeme Bunker-James, Mark Allatt, Jim Smith (DBC) and Owen Evans (Resonate Group)
The Steam Railway Magazine award
Lord Berkeley presents Rob Morland and David Elliott with the John Coiley Locomotive Engineering Award
The John Coiley award