Saturday 22nd May – ‘The Pennine Explorer’ – Leicester to Carlisle and return

Finally Tornado was back on the main line and the Settle & Carlisle route to boot!  With steam from Barrow Hill to Hellifield via Carlisle, No. 60163 didn’t disappoint, giving a storming performance over the old Midland Railway route.

En route from Barrow Hill, Tornado passes Bedgrave – Alan Weaver

No. 60163 pauses at York – Declan Hargeaves

Climbing into the Pennines, the train is seen at Greengates – Sam Yeeles

No. 60163 feels the grade at Mallerstang with thirteen coaches on – David Robinson

The scenery easily dominates the view at Ais Gill – Mick Rogers

A superb drone shot of Dent Head Viaduct – Tom Marshall

Duty done, Tornado is refreshed at Hellifield – Mandy Grant

With the train taken forward by modern traction, the locomotive heads back to York – Liam Barnes