To build and operate a Peppercorn class A1 Pacific steam locomotive

The gallery features a selection of the best photographs from the Trust’s Photo Library, click on the year below to review the dates featured. We are always happy to receive images from photographers who might want to have their work exhibited in this section of the website.


60163 at Barkeston – Neil Whitaker

This website is illustrated with many photographs, © various, licenced to The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust. High-resolution copies are available for a fee or donation to the Trust: contact

With a Class 66 tucked inside because of fire risk, Tornado nears Goodrington – Robert Sherwood

Another Belmond Pullman beckons – Terry Bartlett

Sporting the Railway Children headboard, Tornado is ready at Victoria – Terry Bartlett

A classic location, Tornado is seen at Charlie’s Gate – Craig Munday

Ancient and very modern!  Beattie well tank No. 30587 and No. 60163 at Bodmin General – David Letcher

Ready for the off at Paddington – Terry Bartlett

Cornish flags to the fore, Tornado calls at Reading – Mandy Grant

By the Kennet & Avon Canal at Great Bedwyn – Paul Jameson

Cornish flags fluttering, Tornado charges through Hungerford – Tony Bartlett

Running beside the Exe, ‘The Cornishman’ passes Powderham Castle – Richard Jarrett

Charging Dainton, Tornado blasts past Follaton – Robert Sherwood

Crossing into Cornwall over the Royal Albert Bridge – Michelle McDonald

Moorswater Viaduct – Peter Coster

The train is then seen at Dowgas – Craig Munday

Staggering scenes at Penzance – Sophie Bunker-James

Same time, same place, a week later!  Tornado storms past Arksey – Gareth Griffiths

During the stopover in Darlington, most passengers opted to visit the Works – Mandy Grant

Passengers view the impressive progress being made constructing No. 2007 – Mandy Grant

Steve Hanczar awaits the ‘right away’ with the return leg from Darlington – Michael Denholm

Tornado passes Colton Junction of the run back – Mandy Grant

As dusk starts to fall, ‘The Talisman’ is seen at Frinkley Lane – Neil Whitaker

The star of Tyne Yard!  Just after midnight, Tornado is readied for the train – Paul Lindley

Well into her stride, No. 60163 passes Berwick on Tweed – Mike Walkinshaw

‘The Heart of Midlothian’ crosses into Scotland – Michael Denholm

The train rushes past Drem – Mike Walkinshaw

Tornado eases the train into Waverley Station – Michael Denholm

After a short sojourn, the return leg is off to a rousing start from Edinburgh – Michael Denholm

Clear road ahead at York – Mandy Grant

Traction Inspector Jim Smith and Fireman Tony Jones – Mandy Grant

Jim Smith – Mandy Grant

Tony Jones –Mandy Grant

Driver Steve Hanczar – Mandy Grant

A1SLT Company Secretary David Burgess – Mandy Grant

An immaculate Tornado powers past Arksey with ‘The North Briton’ – Gareth Griffiths

Getting to grips with the Settle & Carlisle line again, Tornado crosses Arten Gill Viaduct – Graham Nicholas

Dwarfed by the Pennines, Tornado crosses Lunds Viaduct – David Horner

The return leg takes the train through Blaydon – Brian Sherrington

Tornado crosses the River Nene – Michael Cooper

Two lads grab pole position to hear the locomotive work – Michael Cooper

An atmospheric shot at Wansford – Mandy Grant